Posts Tagged ‘Black Country New Road’

Young seven-piece Black Country, New Road have cut their teeth playing their first shows alongside the likes of Fat White Family, Black Midi and more.

Back in January we shared their labyrinthine six minute single Athen’s, France and now the septet have announced a new single, Sunglasses, this time clocking in at eight minutes. It was released digitally on 26th July on BC,NR / Speedy Wunderground and will get a physical release on the 6th September on the Thurston Moore-affiliated Blank Editions label.

Give it a spin here.


Catch them live

20.07 Latitude Festival, Suffolk
26.07 Midi Festival, Hyères, France
02.08 Micro Festival, Liege, Belgium
03.08 Visions Festival, London
17.08 Green Man Festival, London
19.09 Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany
22.08 The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
23.08 Future Yards, Birkenhead
24.08 End Of The Road Festival, Dorset
24.09 Boston Music Rooms, London
29.09 The Portland Arms, Cambridge
30.09 Hope & Ruin, Brighton
01.10 Rough Trade, Bristol
02.10 Yes Basement, Manchester
03.10 Poetry Club, Glasgow
04.10 Elsewhere, Margate
19.10 SWN Festival, Cardiff
20.10 Future Days, Birmingham

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.