BOSTON MANOR RELEASES EP “Desperate Times Desperate Pleasures” 10/29

The 5 member of Boston Manor standing outside of an old warehouse

Henry Cox – Vocals | Michael Cunniff – Guitar | Ash Wilson – Guitar | Dan Cunniff – Bass | Jordan Pugh – Drums

Boston Manor, of Blackpool, UK, has released a new single ”Desperate Pleasures.” The track will be featured on the new EP  Desperate Times Desperate Pleasures, which will be released via SharpTone Records. 

There is no debating that quarantine was hard on most of us, Boston Manor was no exception to this rule. We learned a lot about ourselves, our friends, and the rest of the world. Today, am so elated to be able to go back to shows and to be writing about bands like this one who overcame 2020 and came back with solid force. “Desperate Pleasures” is “ a song about generational change,” says the band’s vocalist Henry Cox.  “I think the pandemic brought out some good in people but it also brought out a lot of nastiness. I saw a lot of appalling behavior over the last 18 months & it made me feel quite depressed. As soon as people are placed under difficult circumstances they should come together, not start lashing out & taking everything for themselves. I guess this song is me hoping that things will get better.”

“We made this record just coming out of lockdown,” Henry says. “We’d tried to write throughout 2020 but nothing was coming out; everyone’s mental health was suffering – it was just a really frustrating time. And then, as soon as January this year hit, just like that all these songs started flooding out of us. It was a really great opportunity to exorcise all of the frustration & pent-up emotion of the previous year & really process those thoughts and feelings. It felt so refreshing doing an EP, with no expectations placed on us, we just went into a small studio in London & made really fun songs all throughout the year. It was such an enjoyable time; we hadn’t seen each other for 18 months & we’re used to spending nearly every day together. We really just fell back in love with being in a band.”

Boston Manor Desperate Pleasures Single cover


“Oh look I’m bleeding, that’s so me I never learn.

My little secret, I guess it couldn’t get any worse. 

This addiction, guess it doesn’t play by the rules.”

“Desperate Pleasures” – Boston Manor

Since their most recent album, GLUE, Boston Manor has progressed into a heavier, bold, and bright new sound. This EP builds upon the bruising pop-punk that they’re known for. If anything, this single is telling us is that this band is not afraid to take up space and they know how to deliver exactly what we want- make way for Boston Manor. Their new material was recorded at Stustustudio, the Brixton recording location run by producer Larry Hibbitt. 

  • Desperate Times Desperate Pleasures Tracklisting:
  • 1. Carbon Mono
  • 2. Algorithm
  • 3. Desperate Pleasures
  • 4. I Don’t Like People (& They Don’t Like Me)
  • 5. Let The Right One In

You can find Boston Manor on tour here in North America as main support to Neck Deep and they’ll be headlining the UK with support from Movements and Jools in February 2022. Trust me, you do not want to miss a Boston Manor show.

  • Boston Manor US Tour Dates
  • Nov 4 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
  • Nov 5 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
  • Nov 6 – Hard Rock Café Orlando – Orlando, FL
  • Nov 8 – The Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
  • Nov 10 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
  • Nov 11 ­– The Novo by Microsoft – Los Angeles, CA
  • Nov 12 – The Glass House – Pomona, CA
  • Nov 13 – The Freemont Theater – San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Nov 14 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
  • Nov 16 – McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
  • Nov 17 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
  • Nov 20 – Rockwell @ the Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Nov 21 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
  • Nov 22 – The Truman – Kansas City, MO
  • Nov 23 – Radius – Chicago, IL
  • Nov 24 – Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
  • Nov 26 – Red Flag – St. Louis, MO
  • Nov 27 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
  • Nov 28 – Agora Theatre & Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
  • Nov 30 – The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
  • Dec 1 – The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
  • Dec 2 – STAGE AE – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dec 3 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
  • Dec 4 – Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA
  • Dec 6 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
  • Dec 7 – The NorVA – Norfolk, VA
  • Dec 8 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
  • Dec 10 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
  • Dec 11 – Palladium – Worcester, MA

Tickets for all shows are on sale now at

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