Black Country, New Road announce new single and tour


Black Country, New Road

Black Country, New Road have a busy end of summer ahead, Getintothis’ Steven Doherty explains.

It was only a couple of months back, on the back of their debut single Athens, France that we described Black Country, New Road as “swirling, wonky theatricalness.”

Now, this initial promise can be seen in full effect with the release of the much anticipated second single Sunglasses, which is out now on Speedy Wunderground.

They are to follow the release with some festival dates this summer, including appearances at Latitude, Green Man and Future Yard.

After these, their attention will turn to a recently announced UK headline tour in the autumn.

The single, clocking in at 8 minutes, is an epic track, a natural progression from the debut, even more full of yearning, which once again shows of an incredible knack for a knowing, on-point lyric, full of humour and pathos.

It will also receive a physical release on 7” single on September 6, which includes a different Polaroid photo taken by the band on each individual copy, with a strict limited edition of 500.

The Cambridge outfit, who have thus far maintained a mysterious, almost non-human, online presence have now released a bit more detail about themselves.

Introducing: Squid, Melts, Just Mustard

They’re a seven piece, made up of Isaac Wood on vocals and guitar, Luke Mark on guitar, Charlie Wayne on drums, May Kershaw on keys, Tyler Hyde on bass, Lewis Evans on saxophone and Georgia Ellery on violin.

Singer Wood says of the single, “It describes a series of loosely connected events, all yet to happen. The song was intended to be highly inspirational.”

If there’s any justice then the outro lines of “I’m more than adequate, leave Kanye out of this, leave your Sertaline in the cabinet” will be the sound of late summer.

It maybe premature to call this after just two singles, 15 minutes worth of music, but we’re saying that these are going to be special, one to cherish.

The Autumn UK dates are:

September 24: London Boston Music Rooms

September 29: Cambridge Portland Arms

September 30: Brighton Hope And Ruin

October 1: Bristol Rough Trade

October 2: Manchester Yes

October 3: Glasgow Poetry Club

October 4: Margate Elsewhere