ORGAN THING: Black Country, New Road have announced their signing to Ninja Tune and let loose a slice of their debut album by way of celebration, hear it here…

Organ Thing of The Day: Now how good does this sound? Let me type with sticky hands, nothing to loose, here it comes, Science Fair, brilliant, cut to the chase, do the reading later, skip to the music, go watch the video…

“Black Country, New Road return today with the news of their signing to Ninja Tune, who will release their much-anticipated debut album “For the first time” on February 5th 2021. Recorded with Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine) during the early part of this year and then finished at the end of the nationwide lock-down, the album is the perfect capturing of a new band and all the energy, ferocity and explosive charge that comes with that whilst also clearly the work of a group who have no interest in repetition, one-note approaches or letting creative stagnation set in. Featuring six new songs including reinterpretations of early tracks “Sunglasses” and “Athens, France”, “For the first time” is a sonic time capsule that somehow manages to bottle the past, the present and the future.

“We wanted it to sound exactly how we love to sound live,” says saxophonist Lewis Evans. “This is basically representative of our first 18 months”, said frontman Isaac Wood. “Indeed the band found they had to stop themselves running too far ahead in order to document this album in a way that felt as truthful as possible”.

“We see this as being a stop in the road” explains Isaac.  I’ve always been interested in a really honest portrayal of what a band is and what they’ve been working on. I think it’s really nice if people can see an artist like: this was them in the early days, this was their next phase and that they’re quite clear and honest about genuine progression as people and musicians.” 

The debut Black Country, New Road album “For the first time” is out on February 5th 2021. Details here. They’ve also announced two “socially distanced” London shows on the 20th and 21st November at Islington Assembly Hall, mo idea how that works, don’t ask us how that works, we haven’t been to a gig for months…

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