Boston Manor have recently released a new acoustic rendition of recent single ‘Algorithm’. It’s a delicately lush, piano-led iteration of the track which is a rumination of the burden to perpetuate “content” beyond art, that creators are laden with these days. The original version of ‘Algorithm’ features on Boston Manor’s ‘Desperate Times, Desperate Pleasures’ EP, which was released in October via their new label SharpTone Records to critical acclaim. The EP is now available on 10” vinyl, following its digital and cassette tape formats.
‘Desperate Times, Desperate Pleasures’ marks a concerted step into the future for Boston Manor. It’s the coining of a bold, bright new sound, building upon the bruising pop-punk of their earlier work, the big moves of last album ‘GLUE’, to compose music that’s both heavier and more unabashedly accessible than that which preceded it. Hook-laden, coherent, blackly witty and with a molten emotional core, it’s the opening of a new chapter, hinting at even greater brilliance to follow. This latest collection sees Boston Manor tapping into teen influences of the late 90s – the Cardigans, the Cranberries, later-era Depeche Mode. They recorded their new material at Stustustudio in Brixton with Larry Hibbitt.
Check out the Acoustic version of ‘Algorithm’ below.