New striking strokes
4 November 2021
Band: Black Country, New Road
Who: Experimental 7-piece from London producing a hypnotic mix
of prog and math rock, jazz, post-psych-punk, and other musical roads.
In February of this year, they impressed big time with their debut
full length For The First Time entering indie land by the big gates.
Isaac Wood (vocalist): “We wanted to do the first chorus with no time signature.
I went to see Steve Reich do ‘Music For 18 Musicians’ and there’s a piece where a
bar length is determined by the breath of the clarinet player, they just play until
they run out of breath. I wanted to try that with the whole band, where we don’t
look at each other, we don’t make too many cues, we just try and play without
time, but together.”
Another notable performance from the most fascinating new band of 2021.
Wood‘s feverish and woeful vox leads a sort of slow-moving death march
growing in tenseness along the way before just fading out. Magnetic stuff!
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