The countdown to the inaugural Good Things Festival is rapidly ticking down and this week saw the announcement of more sideshows – including that of Blackpool based Boston Manor who are deadly excited about heading to Australia for the very first time.
When HEAVY Mag recently caught up with vocalist Henry Cox we talked about the excitement of heading into the great unknown that is called Australia, what the band enjoys about playing at large festivals and how the new sound we heard them produce on their last album, Welcome To The Neighbourhood, has been transferring to the stage.
“This is our first time coming to Australia, even just for visiting,” says Cox with a laugh when we catch up for our chat. “We’ve caught up with a few Australian bands over the years, even toured with some, and we have heard nothing but great things about the country so we are excited about coming there and playing for the first time… and Good Things looks like it is going to be a great time and it seems like the fans are really excited about it.”
“I like to head out and see as many bands as I can because we don’t get to see many gigs because we are always on tour,” explains Cox when I ask him whether the band checks out other bands at festivals or whether they just chill. “We really only get to go to our gigs so I like to head and see as many bands as I can. It can sometimes get pretty hectic at a festival but I am really hoping at this one that I will be able to head out and see a few. Festivals are also strange because in a sense you are trying to win over new fans, at a gig the people are there to see you but at a Festival you can have people just walking by and you might not be the band that they are there to see so we find ourselves trying to win over them by putting on a good show and being entertaining for those that have never seen us before. I wouldn’t say we tailor ourselves to that but with the shorter set we normally only play seven songs so we do the singles because that is a good way to get into the band.
You can listen to our full interview with Boston Manor on the Spreaker player on this page, and all the details about Good Things is below.