“On A High Ledge” Boston Manor

English band Boston Manor have given fans a taste of their new full-length, Glue which is due for release on May 1 via Pure Noise Records. Glue was recorded at The Barber Shop studios in New Jersey, but with a very different approach to that record. Produced by Mike Sapone and engineered by Brett Romnes Ahead of the Lp’s arrival, the band has shared a visual for “On A High Ledge.” Boston Manor relate that phenomenon to humankind with this track. As frontman Henry Cox explains below:

“On A High Ledge”. Cox has a lot to say on issues of mental health, ‘man up’ culture, the prevalence of male suicide in today’s society and a lot more besides. “On A Ledge” was written in dedication to a man who’s suicide he witnessed as a child. He reveals, “When I was seven years old I saw a man commit suicide by jumping off the bus station in Blackpool a few feet in front of me. Growing up, I always rejected the idea of what a ‘boy’ should do; I never liked football, I thought fighting was stupid and at age six I spray painted my bike pink. I’ve always hated the term ‘man up’. I think it is such a damaging thing to say to little boys. A big problem that we have to tackle is men’s inability to seek help; it’s this ‘man up culture’ that is baked into young men from a young age that makes them think – it’s wrong to cry, it’s wrong to share your feelings and being vulnerable is weak. The biggest killer of young men today is suicide. Obviously, mental health support in the UK and most of the world is not what it should be, and mental health issues affect everyone, not just men.”

“I hope, as a society, we can teach little boys being born now that being sad is okay. Strangely, the day after we wrote this song, one of the guys in the band was driving home and saw a man on a bridge over the motorway about to jump. He quickly pulled off the road and managed to talk to the guy until an ambulance came. A strange coincidence, but I really hope that man is doing better now.”

Boston Manor
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1- Everything Is Ordinary
2 – 1’s & 0’s
3 – Plasticine Dreams
4 – Terrible Love
5 – On A High Ledge
6 – Only1
7 – You, Me & The Class War
8 – Playing God
9 – Brand New Kids
10 – Ratking
11 – Stuck In The Mud
12 – Liquid
13 – Monolith

Boston Manor
Tour Dates

04/30: Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
05/02: Bristol, UK – SWX
05/03: Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
05/04: Glasgow, UK – The Garage
05/05: Manchester, UK – Academy 2
05/07: London, UK – Electric Brixton
05/08: Birmingham, UK – Institute 2
05/09: Leeds, UK – Stylus
06/05 – 07: Rock am Ring / Rock im Park, Germany
06/11: Nova Rock, Austria
06/12: Greenfield Festival, Switzerland
06/20: Graspop, Belgium
06/26: Full Force Festival, Germany
06/27: Vainstream Festival, Germany
07/04: High Five Summer Festival, Sweden
07/10: 2000 Trees Festival, UK


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