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Boston Manor Are Releasing A New EP Called ‘Desperate Times, Desperate Pleasures’ This Friday

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 27 October 2021 at 10.36

You can check out a new track called 'Desperate Pleasures' right now too.


Boston Manor have revealed that they are releasing a new EP called 'Desperate Times, Desperate Pleasures' on Friday (October 29).

Vocalist Henry Cox had this to say about where the collection of songs came from:

“We made this record just coming out of lockdown. We’d tried to write throughout 2020 but nothing was coming out; everyone’s mental health was suffering - it was just a really frustrating time. And then, as soon as January this year hit, just like that all these songs started flooding out of us.

It was a really great opportunity to exorcise all of the frustration & pent up emotion of the previous year & really process those thoughts and feelings. It felt so refreshing doing an EP, with no expectations placed on us, we just went into a small studio in London & made really fun songs all throughout the year. It was such an enjoyable time, we hadn’t seen each other for 18 months & we’re used to spending nearly every day together. We really just fell back in love with being in a band.”

The artwork looks like this:

And the tracklisting like this:

01. Carbon Mono
02. Algorithm
03. Desperate Pleasures
04. I Don’t Like People (& They Don’t Like Me)
05. Let The Right One In 

You can hear 'Desperate Pleasures' now as well, a discordant and dark piece of frank and forward-thinking British rock brilliance.

Henry had this to add about it:

“It’s a song about generational change. I think the pandemic brought out some good in people but it also brought out a lot of nastiness. I saw a lot of appalling behaviour over the last 18 months & it made me feel quite depressed. As soon as people are placed under difficult circumstances they should come together, not start lashing out & taking everything for themselves. I guess this song is me hoping that things will get better.”

Here it is:

You can also hear 'Carbon Mono' right now too:

And 'Algorithm':

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