Boston Manor have released a new music video for their song, “Bad Machine.” The music video, which was directed by vocalist Henry Cox, can be found at the top of this post.
The video is set in black and white and perfectly illustrates the dark and ominous themes that exist through their upcoming album, Welcome to the Neighbourhood. The video was also filmed over the course of three nights in Blackpool this summer, and provides a very “film noir” look into the town.“When we composed the song we already had accompanying visuals in mind for it and when recording the album we had films playing in the background that we thought would match up with the sounds we were making,” says Cox. “We knew we wanted to capture some of the sleaziness of the track & condense the video down to a sequence of ‘moments’, almost like a movie trailer. The song has such massive differences in dynamics between the verses & choruses so it was important that we captured that in the video.”
Welcome to the Neighbourhood, the new record from Boston Manor, serves as the follow up to their 2016 release, Be Nothing. “I think the time between the last record and this one, we kind of thought we knew who we were,” explains Cox, “but we’ve realized that even now we’re still figuring that out. Before, we were scared to try stuff, whereas on this record there were no limits. We wanted to push ourselves, instead of being terrified to dip just one little toe in the wrong direction.”
Welcome to the Neighbourhood will be released on September 7th via Pure Noise Records. Check out the video for “Bad Machine” at the top of this post and if you like what you hear, make sure you pre-order your copy of the new album here.