Boston Manor has released a new single titled Algorithm ahead of their 2022 UK Tour where they’ll be supported by Movements and Jools.
The eight-date tour takes place this November and stops off among others at London, Manchester and Newcastle.
Algorithm finds Boston Manor devising an astute commentary on modern-day life and its ever-evolving and mounting pressures and issues. The new single follows on from their recently released fearsome anthem Carbon Mono. The track is already inciting moshpits and scream-alongs at the band’s recent headline shows, as well as their incendiary performances at Reading and Leeds Festival and as last-minute headliners of the Key Club Stage at Slam Dunk.
Says Henry Cox of the track’s thematic material: “In the current media landscape, artists now are expected not only to write & perform music; but also to be media personalities, stylists, photographers, merch companies, streamers, gamers, filmmakers & just about everything in between. We’re also expected to produce art (“content”) at such an insane rate that, combined with touring commitments, it leaves us with less and less time to actually focus on the art itself. I wrote Algorithm in response to this – the whole ‘someone else’s clothes’ thing being a reference to the fact that I often feel pressured to be a person I’m not, and that sucks.”
The band’s new music channels a lot of the frustration and alienation Cox was feeling during lockdown, proving cathartic but also devilishly savvy, bleakly funny. Cox admits that the lyrics for recent (and forthcoming) songs “are about the alienation I began to feel from the common person on the street, an alienation magnified by the way the world has reacted to Covid and the lockdown, and the George Floyd murder… Isolation, anxiety, dread…”
This crop of new music is the fruit of what guitarist Michael Cunniff describes as “the most joyful writing sessions we’d ever had,” tapping into teen influences of the late 90s – the Cardigans, the Cranberries, later-era Depeche Mode. Boston Manor recorded their new material at Stustustudio, the Brixton recording location run by producer Larry Hibbitt.
The Boston Manor 2022 UK Tour is as follows:
Thursday 10 February London Electric Brixton
Friday 11 February Manchester Academy 2
Saturday 12 February Newcastle St Doms
Sunday 13 February Glasgow The Garage
Tuesday 15 February Leeds Stylus
Wednesday 16 February Bristol Marble Factory
Thursday 17 February Birmingham O2 Academy 2
Friday 18 February Southampton The 1865
Tickets are available now and can be purchased via See Tickets – link here – as well as the usual ticket retailers.