Black Country, New Road is a London-based six piece and Athen’s, France is their first single proper.
It is a journey in itself. Detailing ‘a spectacular return to bad form; a romantic encounter; and a chronic fear of intercourse’ – it is a labyrinthine slice of indie oddness that, over six minutes, changes direction at every corner with a vocal delivery that sounds like Steve Albini meets Jarvis Cocker.
We’re not sure what to make of it, other than we can make no sense of it at all. We like it. It’s like scrambled eggs in musical form and that, we think, is a very good thing indeed.
Try it here.