Black Country, New Road were one of the standout bands from the line up of All Our Tomorrows last year, impressing everyone with what was reportedly only their fourth gig in their current formation. The London based band, hailing mostly from Cambridge, comprise a refreshingly unconventional line up of drums, violin, guitar/vocal, saxophone, synth and bass. Defying mundane formulas, they draw on genuinely diverse influences such as Chicago hardcore band Shellac, artistic Brit mavericks The Fall and traditional Eastern European Klezmer music.
The six-piece band have announced that they will release their first proper single via Dan Carey's Speedy Wunderground label. Carey's manifesto for the label sets out its aims to record and mix songs in a single day and produce a vinyl 7-inch single (limited to 250). The singles are then released as soon as possible, avoiding overworked treatments in favour of more spontaneous sessions.
Black Country, New Road are scheduled to play a number of dates in London and Cambridge in the coming weeks including a Speedy Wunderground showcase at Moth Club on 26th January and a gig for Independent Venue Week at the band's formative home from home, Brixton Windmill, on 2nd February.
Find out more about the release at speedywunderground.com