Released: 14th October 2022
Boston Manor have a knack for building dark worlds for their music to live within, and with ‘Datura’, they’ve created one in which you can get completely lost in.
Within a rain-soaked cyberpunk city with its neon-accented gloom, threat around each corner and the far-off churning of heavy machinery, you find Boston Manor navigating through these seven tracks. It may be lean in terms of numbers, but ‘Datura’ feels more like one whole sprawling metropolitan. There is tension in the opener, violence in ‘Crocus’, dizzying heights in ‘Passenger’ and catastrophic lows in ‘Inertia’, ‘Datura’ has it all.
This is Boston Manor at their absolute best. ■ Alexander Bradley