Hailed as ‘the best thing from Beckenham since Bowie’, The Manor have dropped the ‘Weak Days, Strong Nights’ EP which is their first under a new deal with Parlophone. Supported by the likes of SB.TV, Mistajam and Charlie Sloth following a series of independent releases, and after a riotous set at the O2 Academy Islington saw their fans break the venue’s record for most beer sales ever, a deal was quickly sealed with Parlophone.
During November 2016 the band played live on Soccer AM – Watch the performances HERE and stream the band’s latest on the Official Soccer AM playlist.
‘Weak Days, Strong Nights’ is a debauched diary of a weekend in the life of The Manor, and the highs and lows that follow. Opening track ‘Don’t Like Going Places’ celebrates an initial lack of will to go out in the first place (“If I want an adventure I sit in my yard and watch a bit of Game of Thrones”) but subsequently ramp things up displaying their love of London life in ‘The Reducer’.
The fine line between hedonism and excess is explored in ‘We Love It’ (“I’ve been up for days I’ve gone mad..”) and the brooding comedown of ‘Sex, Drugs and On The Dole’. The Manor’s sound flashbacks with a cheeky nod to the Manchester rave scene in ‘Hacienda’.
On first impressions, The Manor are three friends whose music and tales of everyday life – booze, birds and finding the positive in any negative situation – are being embraced by the whole nation. The trio – Johnny Dutch, Scotty Stacks and Danny Graft – stand on the cusp of substantially bigger things.
The ‘Weak Days, Strong Nights’ EP is available to stream and download from digital outlets now.