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Hear Boston Manor's Urgent New Anthem "Ratking"

U.K. punk rockers decry "our tribalism as a species" with hard-hitting single and video

U.K. punks Boston Manor are gearing up to drop their new album, GLUE, on May 1st via Pure Noise Records, and today, they've teamed with Revolver to unleash their biting, anthemic new single "Ratking" and its accompanying music video.

"A ratking is a phenomenon that occurs when several rats tails become intertwined and they get stuck," frontman Henry Cox explains of the song. "This causes them to struggle harder, which only makes the knot tighter. Eventually, they're unable to move and they die. 'Ratking' is about our tribalism as a species and our inability to empathize and work together as a collective. Even those who consider themselves tolerant should look at their inbuilt biases. I think our inability to show compassion to people who think differently to us is what is holding us back. We've seen this so much over the last few years. Just because someone voted differently to you does not make them a bad person or their feelings invalid. Even if someone is a hateful person, don't deny that person the opportunity to change. We need to help each other to grow rather than trying to cancel, shout down, ridicule or attack each other."

Like "Ratking," GLUE takes on big questions and is meant to serve as a wake-up call for listeners. "I want people to listen to it and feel something and think about things," Cox has said of the LP. "The aim of the whole record is to make people angry. It's to make them go 'Well, this pisses me off, how can I change it? What is one thing that I can personally do — that I can start doing today — to make a difference?' Because we can do better than this. We just need to start."

GLUE is available for pre-order now. See the album cover and track listing, as well as Boston Manor's upcoming live dates, below.

boston manor album cover GLUE

GLUE track listing: 
1- Everything Is Ordinary
2 - 1's & 0's
3 - Plasticine Dreams
4 - Terrible Love
5 - On a High Ledge
6 - Only1
7 - You, Me & the Class War
8 - Playing God
9 - Brand New Kids
10 - Ratking
11 - Stuck in the Mud
12 - Liquid
13 - Monolith

Boston Manor live dates:
04/30: Southampton, UK - Engine Rooms
05/02: Bristol, UK - SWX
05/03: Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
05/04: Glasgow, UK - The Garage
05/05: Manchester, UK - Academy 2
05/07: London, UK - Electric Brixton
05/08: Birmingham, UK - Institute 2 
05/09: Leeds, UK - Stylus
06/05 - 07: Rock am Ring / Rock im Park, Germany 
06/11: Nova Rock, Austria 
06/12: Greenfield Festival, Switzerland 
06/20: Graspop, Belgium 
06/26:  Full Force Festival, Germany
06/27: Vainstream Festival, Germany 
07/04: High Five Summer Festival, Sweden 
07/10: 2000 Trees Festival, UK