Listen: Black Country, New Road announce debut album and share ‘Science Fair’

Today we see the return of art-rock orchestra, Black Country, New Road along with news of their much anticipated debut album ‘For the first time’.

The dawn of the latest offering, ‘Science Fair’ is that of a rhythmic and minimal affair, somewhat prognostic of Black Country, New Road’s anxiety inducing sonic-soundscapes. The build of the new single creeps to continuous highs of heart-palpitating tension, with Isaac Wood’s narrated tone reminiscent of a possessed Nick Cave as the sax drip feeds in to allow for an eventual hell-bound rollercoaster. You can’t do anything, but a petrified, adrenaline-filled steep descent is on the horizon.

Shamanic yet jarring, ‘Science Fair’ slowly builds to where eventually, the seven-headed hydra that is Black Country, New Road spew a frenetic, fireball of their caustic, maniacal post-punk meets acid-jazz cacophony that makes the young outfit stand alongside the very best.  Capturing the essence of their live show, ‘Science Fair’ is a violent affair of glorious noise-rock.

To coincide with the news of the release of their debut LP, Black Country, New Road have announced a socially distanced London residency playing Islington Assembly Hall, London, on 20th & 21st November. ‘For the first time’ is out 05/02/21 via Ninja Tune.

Header Photo by Maxwell Grainger

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