“In the current media landscape, artists now are expected not only to write and perform music, but also to be media personalities, stylists, photographers, merch companies, streamers, gamers, filmmakers and just about everything in between," vocalist Henry Cox shares on the track. "We’re also expected to produce art (content) at such an insane rate that, combined with touring commitments, it leaves us with less and less time to actually focus on the art itself. I wrote 'Algorithm' in response to this – the whole ‘someone else’s clothes’ thing being a reference to the fact that I often feel pressured to be a person I’m not, and that sucks.”
'Algorithm' follows on from Boston Manor’s recently released fearsome anthem 'Carbon Mono', which was already inciting mosh pits and scream-alongs at the band’s recent headline shows, as well as their incendiary performances at Reading and Leeds Festival and as last minute headliners at Slam Dunk. The band's new music channels a lot of the frustration and alienation Cox was feeling during lockdown, proving cathartic but also devilishly savvy and bleakly funny, the writing sessions for which guitarist Michael Cunniff describes as “the most joyful writing sessions we’d ever had”.
This Fall, Boston Manor will be coming stateside as the main support to UK pop-punk favourites Neck Deep across their run of upcoming North American shows in 2022. Tickets can be purchased here.