INTERVIEW: Henry Cox of Boston Manor
With their debut album, “Be Nothing.” released today on Pure Noise Records, England’s Boston Manor are about to embark on the rollercoaster of their introduction to the world. The Blackpool natives are about to play their first tour of the United States, as well, and we caught up with Henry Cox to talk about the experience:
B&E: How would you describe the sound of Boston Manor?
HC: I don’t like to pigeonhole, I tend to just call us a rock band. I guess we combine elements of Alt-Rock, Pop Punk & Emo & mix it all together.
B&E: Your debut album is out today. What was the recording process like for you guys?
HC: It was great, we worked with Neil Kennedy again who did our last EP ‘Saudade’. He’s a fantastic song writer & he really helped channel & focus our ideas. It’s essential for a producer to really get the direction you want to head in & he did just that. It was the first time any of us have recorded a full length & it was certainly an intense process. We were basically just isolated on a farm for 3 weeks, working 12-13 hours a day. I think it definitely made us tighter as a band but it was challenging at times.
B&E: Do you have any favorite songs on the album?
HC: Honestly, I know it sounds like a cop out, but I wouldn’t be able to pick one. There’s some songs I like more than others but I’m so pleased with how this record turned out; each song means the world to me.
B&E: What’s the most exciting part about putting out this record?
HC: Doing just that, the fact that we have released a full length album on a label we love is something very few people get to do. We’re fully aware of how lucky we are & we just hope people enjoy the record as much as we do.
B&E: Are you excited to come to the US for a tour? Any specific dates that stand out?
HC: Absolutely, I’ve never even been to America before, so the fact I get to tour there for a month is so exciting. No particular dates, just the whole experience is one I’m so looking forward to. We’re there over Halloween which I know is a big event in the US so I’m really looking forward to that. We may even dress up!
B&E: Finally, if you could tour with any band, who would you pick and why?
HC: I’d like to tour with Thrice, that’s a band I really love & their most recent record is one of their best yet; I think that’d be a really sweet tour.