Show Review: Boston Manor

By Brielle Gaudreau

Worcester, Ma. | The Palladium | 3/18/18

Boston Manor! This pop punk band from the UK has quickly became one of my favorite bands to both listen to and see live. The band formed in 2013 in Blackpool, London and were signed to Pure Noise Records in 2015. The band consists of lead vocalist: Henry Cox, rhythm guitar and backing vocalists: Ash Wilson, drummer: Jordan Pugh and brothers Mike Cunniff (lead guitar) and Dan Cunniff (bass and backing vocals). 

I remember first hearing about them in 2016 when they were going on tour with Like Pacific, Broadside, and Rarity. I instantly became a fan of them and couldn’t wait to see them perform live in Boston, Ma. Its crazy to remember them being the opening act on their first tour in the US. The venue was this really small thrift store that also had a few shows with no actual stage and a disco ball hanging that all the performers almost hit their head on. 

And now almost two years later they are no stranger to touring in the US with tours including the entire Van’s Warped Tour during the summer of 2017. Just days after finishing recording their second album they hit the road to tour the US with Knuckle Puck. This sold out, no barricade show started out with the openers: Jetty Bones, Hot Mulligan, and Free Throw. They set the bar high and got the crowd pumped and ready for Boston Manor and of course Knuckle Puck. 

Boston Manor opened up with “Burn You Up”. They started out strong with lots of energy and only got better throughout the set. They played songs from their original EP, their first album and even their newest, “Drown in Gold”. After jumping around the stage and countless stage divers their set came to an end with “Laika”, and everyone went crazy one last time. 

These guys never disappoint and put on amazing live performances. They also are extremely nice guys and always hangout ofter the show to meet and take pictures with fans. I cant wait for their second album and to watch them get even bigger! | | |