"We need to start working together to change and expand things and become the next generation of bands establishing a great international rock scene." - Henry Cox.
Boston Manor are riding a massive high at the moment - they've just appeared on the Slam Dunk main stage, and shortly after they dropped their brand new single 'Liquid' (featuring Trophy Eyes frontman John Floreani). And inside the Lights issue of Rock Sound, Boston Manor frontman Henry Cox discusses the state of the scene - and how they want to take it all in a new direction. Pick up your copy now from SHOP.ROCKSOUND.TV.
Speaking of how their recent collaboration with John Floreani came about, Henry shared with Rock Sound “I think the desire to push things forward and extend the boundaries is what has brought our bands together more than us just getting on... Me and John text each other constantly about how as fellow artists we need to start working together to change and expand things and become the next generation of bands establishing a great international rock scene. It’s about staying true to yourself whilst challenging yourself and your fellow artists to improve and change and try new things.”
“I’ve had some really progressive, interesting conversations with fans, and I think they want to see a change,” Henry shared. “They don’t want to hear the same thing that have heard for the last 10 years again. I don’t think rock is ever going away but it’s still a marginalised genre and needs nurturing.
“The scene was so fractured when I was growing up,” he continued. “You were either a hardcore fan or a pop-punk fan or whatever. Now, the lines are so blurred. People’s points of reference aren’t just 10 New Found Glory songs and ‘Enema Of The State’. Now, it’s everything from metal to hip-hop to electronica. That is so exciting and the content that’s being created right now is the best it’s ever been.”
Whatever the future has in store for our scene, we're in pretty safe hands with Boston Manor.
This is just a taste! Check out the full interview with Henry Cox inside the Lights issue of Rock Sound - it's available below: