Boston Manor kick off their next chapter with explosive new single Carbon Mono

Boston Manor react to the "isolation, anxiety, dread" felt over the past year on new single Carbon Mono.

Boston Manor kick off their next chapter with explosive new single Carbon Mono
Emily Carter

Following their brilliant set at Download Pilot, and ahead of next weekend's Reading & Leeds, Boston Manor have dropped a brand-new single, Carbon Mono.

Though the Blackpool quintet's cycle for last year's excellent GLUE album was interrupted by the pandemic, they are wasting no time kicking off a brand-new chapter with SharpTone Records.

"I realised that, as awful as that dark period in 2020 had been, it was also a blessing in disguise," admits guitarist Michael Cunniff of how everything panned out. "We’d changed labels, and we wanted to try new things, and we had this space to do something different. We weren’t exhausted from 10 months on the road."

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Enter: Carbon Mono. Frontman Henry Cox explains of the single: "This song is a conversation that sort of goes back and forth between two people. It’s about people’s unwillingness to change and acknowledge our own shortcomings. It’s a classic Boston Manor tune that we wrote for people to rage to live. We’re so excited to be back playing shows and we just wanted to have something to play that people could blow off some steam to."

He adds of Carbon Mono's subject matter: "My lyrics aren't 'political', but they 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…"

Get raging below:

And catch Boston Manor live at the following dates next year:

February 2022

10 London Electric Brixton
11 Manchester Academy 2
12 Newcastle St Doms
13 Glasgow The Garage
15 Leeds Stylus
16 Bristol SWX
17 Birmingham O2 Academy 2

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