Boston Manor channel noir films for ‘Bad Machine’

Boston Manor have returned with another new song from their upcoming new album. On Monday (Aug. 13), the English band dropped the music video for their latest single, “Bad Machine.” The over-three-minute music video takes cues from noir films with its sketchy and dark footage as random shots of cash floating in the air, a little girl jump roping, a ballerina spinning, and people with paper bags over their head alternating throughout the clip.

The music video was directed by frontman Henry Cox and was filmed in the band’s hometown of Blackpool over the course of three nights this summer.

“When we composed the song we already had accompanying visuals in mind for it and when recording the album we had films playing in the background that we thought would match up with the sounds we were making,” explains Cox.

He continues: “We knew we wanted to capture some of the sleaziness of the track & condense the video down to a sequence of ‘moments,’ almost like a movie trailer. The song has such massive differences in dynamics between the verses and choruses, so it was important that we captured that in the video.”

Watch the music video for “Bad Machine” above.

“Bad Machine” will join lead single “Halo” on Boston Manor’s upcoming sophomore effort, Welcome to the Neighbourhood. The forthcoming record is due out Sept. 7 through Pure Noise Records. The upcoming album was produced by Mike Sapone whose resume includes Taking Back Sunday, Mayday Parade, and Public Enemy. Pre-orders for the record can be found here.

In support of Welcome to the Neighbourhood’s release, Boston Manor will embark on a United Kingdom/European headlining tour. The trek will find the band performing at venues across the U.K. and Europe during the months of September and October. The tour will begin on Sept. 21 at Thekla in Bristol and conclude a few weeks later on Oct. 13 at Feierwerk + Hansa 39 (Uncle M event) in Munich. The complete list of fall tour dates can be found here.

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