Be Nothing is the debut album released by the British pop-punk band Boston Manor. Since they started in 2013, they have become one of the most exciting bands within the UK pop-punk scene, and Be Nothing shows us why.
Not straying too far from their original sound, Be Nothing is a step up from the band’s 2014 EP Driftwood, with vocalist Henry Cox delivering a strong emotive performance. Mixing both emo and pop-punk, Be Nothing is the perfect debut for Boston Manor, as it is energetic yet emotional. First track Burn You Up opens the album with crashing drums and Cox belting aggressive lyrics. Forget Me Not is more personal with hard hitting lyrics – “Forgot the date of your birthday, but I suppose it doesn’t matter, you won’t remember anyway” – focusing on the consequences of a loved one suffering with dementia.
Words by Kelsey Ader