“HARRY&BRUCE” BY BOXTELES IS A FUN SUPERHERO SATIRE IN A SONG
You can’t deny it, we are in the midst of a superhero revolution, with new Marvel and DC flicks dropping almost weekly it is clear what the people want: Chris Hemsworth in Spandex (JK). But fr we have reached a stage in media entertainment where we refuse to grow up and allow ourselves to indulge in the pleasures of our childhood. British pop band Boxteles are commenting on exactly that societal trend with their newest single “Harry&Bruce”.
“Harry & Bruce is a satirical, tongue-in-cheek look at the superhero formula. The song started as a joke between me and Rex about the fact that when Peter Parker or Bruce Wayne lost a loved one, they got superpowers, but when our parents died (his Mum, my Dad), we got ziltch. No webs, no batarangs. This gave me the idea to write the song. It’s funny and desperate. I find that when horrible things happen to me (and a lot of you, I’m sure will agree), we make jokes to cope. That’s kind of what this song is about. I’m also being completely honest when I say, “I can’t do somersaults” ‘cos I really can’t, I’d break my bloody neck.”
Tom Bedford (Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar)
Boxteles is a British band consisting of four lads from West Yorkshire with a passion for music and apparently a great sense of humor. The 4-piece consisting of Tom Bedford (Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), Ollie Harrison (Lead Guitar), Alex Richardson (Bass), and Oliver Perry (Drums) started making music in 2018 and has released multiple EPs since.
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