BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD
Black Country, New Road – the name originally found on a random Wikipedia generator – have made an impressive impact on fans and critics alike.
After just two early singles, they were declared “the best band in the world” by The Quietus, with glowing reviews from The New York Times to NPR, to The Guardian. The band arrived via the Brixton, Windmill scene in the UK in 2019, seemingly fully formed and bristling with a wiry tension that merged post-rock soundscapes with jazz-inflected post-punk.
Having played together in various guises previously, as BC, NR, they found a deep rooted sense of harmony and unity as their core foundation. Some members go as far back as school, some would go on to live together, whilst others went to University together. This has created a cohesive spirit and profound bond in the band that is reflected in their instinctive collective creativity. The band’s background of melding classically trained players with self-taught ones, also results in a unique concoction, combining precise technical skill with a raw, and often unpredictable, primal essence.
The debut album from Black Country, New Road – the latest stars from the burgeoning and famed Brixton Windmill scene, which also fostered the rise of contemporaries, black midi, Squid, Fat White Family and Shame – is out now.
Recorded with Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine) during the early part of this year and then finished at the end of the nationwide lock-down, ‘For the first time’ is the perfect capturing of a new band and all the energy, ferocity and explosive charge that comes with that whilst also clearly the work of a group who have no interest in repetition, one-note approaches or letting creative stagnation set in. Featuring six new songs including reinterpretations of early tracks Sunglasses and Athens, France, For the First Time is a sonic time capsule that somehow manages to bottle the past, the present and the future.
DOORS 7:30PM // Ages 14+ (Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult)
PLEASE NOTE: tickets are sold as pairs, and though guidelines for June are currently uncertain, we recommend purchasers be from the same household. Covid friendly & social distancing measures will be in place for the duration of the evening and security will be on hand to make sure these are strictly followed. Anybody not adhering to these measures will be asked to leave with no refund.
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