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Black Country, New Road Frontman Isaac Wood Announces Departure

Band Will Still Continue To Make Music in Wood’s Absence

Jan 31, 2022

Isaac Wood, frontman of Black Country, New Road, has announced his departure from the band. In a Twitter statement posted by the band this morning, Wood has cited mental health concerns as a key reason for leaving, with him stating that this decision is “in spite of the six greatest people I know, who were and are wonderful in a sparkling way.” The band added in the statement that they will be canceling their forthcoming tour as a result but will still continue to make music as a band. More

Black Country, New Road Share New Single “Snow Globes”

Ants From Up There Due Out February 4 via Ninja Tune

Jan 19, 2022

Black Country, New Road have shared a new single, the nine-minute “Snow Globes.” It is the latest release from their forthcoming second studio album, Ants From Up There, which will be out on February 4 via Ninja Tune. More

Jan 07, 2022

2021 began and ended in a state of uncertainty, but was still a fruitful year for new music. Here are Under the Radar‘s 100 favorite albums from the year. More

Black Country, New Road Share Video for “Concorde”

Ants From Up There Due Out February 4 via Ninja Tune

Jan 06, 2022

Black Country, New Road have shared a sci-fi B movie-inspired new video for their song “Concorde.” The song was previously released back in November by the band as the newest single from their forthcoming sophomore album, Ants From Up There, which will be out on February 4 via Ninja Tune. More

Black Country, New Road Share New Single “Concorde”

Ants From Up There Due Out February 4, 2022 via Ninja Tune

Nov 30, 2021

Black Country, New Road have shared their new single “Concorde.” It is the latest release from their forthcoming second studio album, Ants From Up There, which will be out on February 4, 2022 via Ninja Tune. More

Black Country, New Road Share New Single “Bread Song”

Ants From Up There Due Out February 4, 2022 via Ninja Tune

Nov 02, 2021

Black Country, New Road have shared their new single “Bread Song.” It is the latest release from their forthcoming second studio album, Ants From Up There, which will be out on February 4, 2022 via Ninja Tune. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Cate Le Bon, Imarhan, Elbow, Snail Mail, and More

Plus Laetitia Sadier, Michael Kiwanuka, HARD FEELINGS, Hamilton Leithauser and Kevin Morby, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 15, 2021

Welcome to the 39th Songs of the Week of 2021. It was a blockbuster week for new songs, although the week’s biggest song (Adele’s “Easy On Me”) didn’t make the list. But “Easy On Me” did set the all-time record for biggest single day streams for a song in Spotify history, so Adele will be fine. This week we have a supersized Top 12 and a solid honorable mentions list. More

Black Country, New Road Announce New Album, Share Lead Single “Chaos Space Marine”

Ants From Up There Due Out February 4, 2022 via Ninja Tune

Oct 12, 2021

Black Country, New Road have announced the release of their second studio album, Ants From Up There, which will be out on February 4, 2022 via Ninja Tune. They have also shared the album’s lead single, “Chaos Space Marine,” a song which was previously performed live by the band several times earlier this year. More

Arlo Parks Wins the 2021 Mercury Prize – Watch Her Acceptance Speech and Performance

Also Watch Nominees Wolf Alice; Mogwai; Black Country, New Road; and Laura Mvula Perform

Sep 09, 2021

London-based singer Arlo Parks has won the 2021 Mercury Prize for her debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams, released back in January via Transgressive. Watch her accept the award and perform the album’s “Too Good” at the ceremony tonight. The BBC have also shared ceremony performances from other nominees, including Wolf Alice; Mogwai; Black Country, New Road; and Laura Mvula. More

Mercury Prize 2021 Nominees Announced: Wolf Alice, Arlo Parks, Mogwai, and More

Black Country, New Road; Floating Points and Pharoah Sanders; Laura Mvula; and Others Also Nominated

Jul 22, 2021

This year’s Mercury Prize nominees have been announced and they include the latest albums by Wolf Alice; Arlo Parks; Mogwai; Black Country, New Road; Floating Points and Pharoah Sanders; Laura Mvula; and more. More

Feb 23, 2021

SXSW (aka South by Southwest), the annual music, film, and interactive conference/festival in Austin, Texas, announced the first round of artists to perform during the music portion last month. Now they have announced the second round of artists to perform for the festival, which will be held via livestream this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The newly announced lineup features acts such as Iceage, Black Country, New Road, No Joy, and Penelope Isles, among many others. More



Interviews

Feb 10, 2022

“I’m not one of the main ones, but I am one of the ones,” Black Country, New Road’s drummer Charlie Wayne jokes over Zoom, a week before the British band’s second-length album, Ants From Up There, hits shelves and streaming services. More


Reviews

Feb 03, 2022

Anyone who’s seen Black Country, New Road (BCNR) play live in the past six months knows that a change is underway with the London-based seven-piece. The once self-proclaimed “World’s second-best Slint tribute act” no longer sound as angry and brash as when they first broke through in 2019. More