ALBUM REVIEW: Boston Manor – Datura | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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SharpTone Records

Released: 14.10.22







At the inaugural Risefest last month, Boston Manor’s lead vocalist Henry Cox was unexpectedly open and honest about the anxieties of band life: there isn’t room for a bad album in their career, lest it take a nosedive. Let us, then, ease these stresses – Datura lands as yet another solid release from the Blackpool nu-emos.

Short but sweet, this seven track album is more subdued than previous angst-ridden records. The result is unnervingly lulled, intricately melodic, and speaks to the maturity Boston Manor have garnered by making it through the toughest domestic and professional circumstances. Maybe they’re out of the emotional slums of Blackpool, but there’s still plenty of personal demons to keep that new-wave emo rock comin’.


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