BOSTON MANOR share video for new single ‘HEAT ME UP’
New album Sundiver out September 6th via SharpTone Records
September UK headline tour on sale now

Photo credit: Megan Doherty 

BOSTON MANOR are today sharing the video for their latest single ‘HEAT ME UP’, directed by Tom Dream. ‘HEAT ME UP’ is the latest single to be taken from forthcoming album Sundiver, out September 6th via SharpTone Records.

Lead singer Henry Cox comments on the single’s accompany video: “‘Heat Me Up’ is a love song. It’s about realising that what you have is so precious you would do anything to protect it and nurture it. We set out to work with Tom Dream on this project, he’s somebody we’ve wanted to work with for ages, so we were over the moon that we could make the collaboration happen for ‘Heat Me Up’. He was so great to work with, and watching him interpret the song with such creativity and vision was really inspiring. We had so much fun making the video.”

Video director Tom Dream adds: “Boston Manor are my new favourite band. Their sound combines the best elements of my favourite 90s bands, but with even more massive production. And they are all proper lovely lads. We shot the video at my new location house in Kent, which perfectly matched the vision we had in mind for this track. My hope was to blend a 1950s Palm Springs black-and-white aesthetic with the quaint, eerie feel of the English countryside.”

Hear ‘HEAT ME UP’ on streaming services here and watch the video below.

More about new album Sundiver

“Could you please open that window, let the new world in.” The sage simplicity of Sundiver’s opening lyrics says it all. Boston Manor front man Henry Cox is opening the next chapter of a story that began with 2022 album Datura. That record opened with the lines, “Do me a favour, close that window, keep the heating in, there’s a fire in the car park, I see it smouldering.” Sundiver, then, is the yin to Datura’s yang. Coming out on September 6th via SharpTone Records, Sundiver is Boston Manor’s fifth album and one that represents a glimmering dawn for the Blackpool five-piece. Grown from a seedbed of optimism and sobriety, the LP celebrates new beginnings, second chances and rebirth. With two members recently stepping into fatherhood, hope is baked into every note.

Like anything worth doing though, that hope has been hard-won. On Sundiver, change doesn’t just happen it is willed into existence, forged in the flame of grief and bent into shape with a hammer blow of positivity. Working with long-time producer Larry Hibbitt, alongside engineer Alex O’Donovan, the band switched recording from London to the leafier pastures of the home counties. There’s a brightness searching to get out of Sundiver that feels like a purposeful about-turn from the darkness of [2022 album] Datura.

This year’s pair of earlier single releases explored second chances (‘Container’) and ‘What If?’ scenarios (‘Sliding Doors’), bringing with them a refreshed mindset, the band clearly ready to create something immersive, embracing the unpredictable, glorious, devastating nature of life as a human being. Lyrics foxtrot from parallel universes to personal growth, vivid dreamscapes to raw grief. Individually they’re single strokes full of meaning and magic. Together they’re a landscape.

Lead singer Henry Cox comments on the new album: “Sundiver is the culmination of two years work and four years of planning. Going into the pandemic we knew our next record would be a double album released in two parts, the first a short shadowy-noiry electronic record set over one night and the second a sprawling rock record that documents the following day. Both albums are products of their environments, we made Datura in the dead of winter in a windowless studio complex that mostly just produced techno, we’d enter before the sun rose and leave long after it set, basically never seeing sunlight. We made Sundiver in Welwyn Garden City over two summers, we barbecued every day & would walk across the road to a meadow and just take naps in the sunshine when we weren’t recording.

We’ve essentially been working on this album and building up to it since the pandemic. We were obsessed with trying to make a record that felt like blistering sunshine, or that wavy/hazy horizon you get when the pavement is super hot, but we didn’t want it to sound “happy” or “major key”. Sundiver is by far Boston Manor’s best and most ambitious record to date, and we couldn’t be happier with it, I really hope our fans love it as much as we do.”

Pre-order Sundiver here.

Boston Manor 2024 live dates

Buy tickets here

10th July – 2000 Trees Festival, UK
11th July – 2000 Trees Festival, UK
23rd Aug – Brisbane (Trophy Eyes support)
24th Aug – Sydney (Trophy Eyes support)
30th Aug – Adelaide (Trophy Eyes support)
31 Aug – Melbourne (Trophy Eyes support)

September UK headline tour dates

18th Sept – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
19th Sept – O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
20th Sept – Project House, Leeds, UK – SOLD OUT
22nd Sept – SWG3, Glasgow, UK
24th Sept – SWX, Bristol, UK
25th Sept – Engine Rooms, Southampton, UK
26th Sept – XOYO, Birmingham, UK
27th Sept – O2 Kentish Town Forum, London, UK
Boston Manor – Sundiver album tracklisting

1. Datura (Dawn)
2. Container
3. Sliding Doors
5. Horses In A Dream
6. Morning Star
7. Why I Sleep
8. Fornix
9. Dissolve
10. What Is Taken, Will Never Be Lost
11. DC Mini (feat. Heriot)

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