Boston Manor’s new single Plasticine Dreams is a soulful composition with a tender yet sinister lilt that muses upon the often disposable nature of modern entertainment.
Vocalist Henry Cox explains: “Plasticine Dreams is about the throw away culture of media. How art is treated as “content”; one minute something is plastered everywhere you look and the next it’s faded into obscurity. I also feel like because it’s so easy to go viral now it also encourages people to make ‘content’ rather than art. We’re getting so much information constantly thrown at us that nothing is really absorbed or appreciated, you just click next when it’s finished.”
It’s the latest cut to be revealed from the Blackpool band’s forthcoming album GLUE, set for release 1st May via Pure Noise Records, and has been released alongside an hypnotic animated music video. “We wanted something really different for this video,” says Cox. “The song kind of has its own thing going on within the context of the whole album & we’d always wanted to do an animated video because it allows for a new level of artistic expression, not confined to what we can create in “reality”. We were able to sneak a bunch of easter eggs into the video – nods to loads of BM history & also the themes of GLUE. We’re really happy with how it came out. A lot of work went into making it. We invite people to find all the easter eggs & references!”
The new single’s mammoth singalong chorus is primed for live shows. Boston Manor’s forthcoming headline tour has been rescheduled for August.
The band will perform at the Stylus in Leeds on August 9th.