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Music by Bergman: Boston Manor

Hailing from the seaside resort of Blackpool in the North West of England, Boston Manor are a five-piece punk, post-hardcore, and grunge outfit known for their pop-laden, emo-tinged vocal harmonies and bright, overdriven guitar work akin to the style of household pop-punk acts such as Blink-182 and Bowling for Soup. They issued their full-length debut, Be Nothing, in 2016, and continued to hone their diverse yet heavy style on subsequent efforts like Welcome to the Neighbourhood (2018) and Glue (2020).

Now, they return with surprise EP ‘Desperate Times Desperate Pleasures’: a condensed reintroduction to a band who’ve spent the last year properly finding themselves.

Favourite Gig: Eddie Vedder

You know Eddie Vedder as the frontman of classic grunge band Pearl Jam, who were just back in Barcelona in 2018 after a ten-year absence from our stages. And now he’s back on his own at the Palau Sant Jordi with a set list that includes his own songs (though he hasn’t released a solo album since 2011’s ‘Ukelele Songs’), Pearl Jam songs, and covers of tunes by different artists.