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Track Of The Week: Black Country, New Road – Science Fair

Posted on 31 Oct 2020 at 9:31am

Our editor’s pick of the new tracks which have come in this week is Science Fair, the single which accompanied the announcement of Black Country, New Road‘s debut album.

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Black Country, New Road confirm details of debut album For The First Time

Posted on 29 Oct 2020 at 9:47am

Black Country, New Road have finally settled on their debut album and will release it on February 5th next year.

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Black Country, New Road announce European tour dates for 2021

Posted on 25 Jun 2020 at 9:43am

Black Country, New Road are one of the many exciting talents which emerged last year who’ve been forced to press the pause button during this one, but they’ve unveiled their early touring plans for 2021 when hopefully everything will be playing again.

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Fontaines D.C., Shame, black midi, Kate Tempest all on Live At The Windmill charity album

Posted on 02 May 2020 at 5:47am

Fontaines D.C., Shame, Black Country New Road, black midi and Kate Tempest have all contributed to the Live At The Windmill album which is aiming to both raise money for the venue’s long-term future and its local charity Brixton Soup Kitchen.

Live4ever’s Best Of 2019: The Tracks

Posted on 10 Dec 2019 at 6:58am

On our Best Albums list, 2019 brought us future classics from Fontaines D.C., Dave, The Murder Capital, FEET, slowthai and black midi to name just a few. Those and plenty more feature too on our favourite tracks of the year.

Picked out by editor David Smith from the hundreds which have featured on these pages during the past twelve months, Sinead O’Brien, Dry Cleaning, Black Country New Road, Kate Tempest and Working Men’s Club are just some who have added to a year which, whilst nostalgia has continued its grip on the mainstream, has quietly created a vintage all of its own.

The Murder Capital, FEET, Black Country New Road among first wave of acts for SXSW 2020

Posted on 24 Oct 2019 at 6:10am

The first wave of acts for South By Southwest 2020 have been announced as the festival begins preparations for its return to Austin next March.

black midi, Squid, Black Country New Road on new Speedy Wunderground compilation

Posted on 16 Oct 2019 at 7:43am

‘It feels classic’, Speedy Wunderground‘s Pierre Hall has said. We certainly agree.

The label has today announced its Year 4 Compilation for release on December 6th, and some of the brightest, most engaging new talents in Britain right now are on there. These include black midi and their debut single bmbmbm, Squid‘s The Dial and Athen’s, France from Black Country, New Road.

Live Review: Black Country, New Road at Rough Trade, Bristol

Posted on 03 Oct 2019 at 7:45am

We’re only three quarters of the way through the year and so it’s a little early to analyse, but it’s been well reported that jazz has made something of an unlikely comeback in 2019.

It’s a sweeping soundbite that isn’t entirely true, but it does have some basis in reality. Although SEED Ensemble’s recent Mercury nomination could arguably be dismissed as the ‘token world music entry’, it’s harder to ignore the inroads that The Comet Is Coming are making. Those might be more traditional jazz ensembles, but the influence of the genre is strongly felt elsewhere.

Despite comprising the key components of a rock/indie band, black midi completely ignore traditional ideas such as structure, their music giving the impression of spontaneity and therefore creativity. Similarly, Squid are not bound by the trappings of the rules and, as simple as it sounds, incorporate brass seamlessly. The barriers are being broken down.

Also leading the charge are Black Country, New Road. Tonight’s (October 1st) gig in Bristol is one of many sold-out shows the band are playing on an autumn tour, despite having only two songs in the public domain. More a collective than a group, the seven-piece have an air of ‘the only kids at school who took music seriously’, yet have a maturity beyond their years.

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Black Country, New Road – Sunglasses

Posted on 01 Aug 2019 at 8:11am

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