4 February 2022
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 2021, they impressed big time with their debut full
length For The First Time entering indie land by the front gate.
Tyler Hyde (bass player): “We were just so hyped the whole time. It was such a pleasure to make. I’ve kind of accepted that this might be the best thing that I’m ever part of for the rest
of my life. And that’s fine.”
UNCUT (British music monthly magazine): “Ants From Up There is often beautiful, but its not an album you can listen to casually. Its relentless emotional pummelling is quite an experience, a rollercoaster ride for the soul that is likely to leave you feeling distinctly and permanently rearranged.” Score: 9/10.
Turn Up The Volume: The good news: this second time is as fascinating as what they did for the first time. Adventures in Hi-Fi. Puzzling, compelling and perplexing at times. The bad news: vocalist/guitarist Isaac Wood left the band just last week, more info here. His unique vox was essential for their whole sound. I wonder if the original sonic soul of this remarkable collective can be maintained with another singer.
Singles: Concorde / Chaos Space Marine / Bread Song
– CONCORDE –
– CHAOS SPACE MARINE –
– BREAD SONG –
Full album here…
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