Black Country, New Road announce debut album ‘For the first time’

And to celebrate their sharing brilliantly chaotic new track ‘Science Fair’.

The time is finally here, pals. Black Country, New Road have confirmed that their long-awaited debut album will be arriving on 5th February via Ninja Tune!

Recorded during the early parts of the year, and finished during lockdown, the album features six new tracks, including reworkings of BCNR classics ‘Sunglasses’ and ‘Athens, France’.

“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”, continues frontman Isaac Wood. “We see this as being a stop in the road. 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.”

Unveiling new track ‘Science Fair’ alongside the news, the band’s hypnotic and brilliantly chaotic new’un is accompanied by a video directed by Bart Price, who says, “When developing the music video for ‘Science Fair’, I was thinking about fictitious worlds that we visit through our screens, such as the American high school. Despite our lack of direct experience, these worlds become a universal means of communicating about and understanding things like what it means to grow up, or what it means to be in a friendship group, or to be in love. I wanted to create such a world around Black Country, New Road, placing their music at the heart of a small American town, that in a sense we’ve all been to and lived in.”

See the full track list for the buzzy group’s debut below.

‘For the first time’ Tracklisting:
1. Instrumental
2. Athens, France
3. Science Fair
4. Sunglasses
5. Track X​
6. Opus

See Black Country, New Road live at the following dates.

20 - Islington Assembly Hall, London
21 - Islington Assembly Hall, London

18 - Rotonde, Brussels, Belgium
19 - Bumann & Sohn, Cologne, Germany
20 - Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France
21 - La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
22 - Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
23 - Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
25 - Dabadaba, Donostia, Spain
26 - El Sol, Madrid, Spain
27 - ZDB, Lisbon, Portugal
29 - Laut, Barcelona Spain
30 - Le Connexion, Toulouse France

01 - Bogen F, Zurich, Switzerland
02 - Circolo della Musica, Turin, Italy
04 - Underdogs’, Prague, Czech Republic
05 - Urban Spree, Berlin, Germany
07 - Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden
08 - Debaser (Bar Brooklyn), Stockholm, Sweden
09 - Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway
10 - Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark
11 - Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
13 - Orange House, Munich, Germany
14 - Rotondes, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
15 - Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, Netherlands
18 - Junction 1, Cambridge, United Kingdom
19 - The Loft, Southampton, United Kingdom
20 - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, United Kingdom
22 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, United Kingdom *
23 - Future Yard, Birkenhead, United Kingdom
24 - Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom
25 - Oran Mor, Glasgow, United Kingdom
27 - Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland

01 - SWX, Bristol, United Kingdom
02 - Chalk, Brighton, United Kingdom **
03 - Electric Ballroom, London, United Kingdom

* = Rescheduled show (Sold Out)
** = Rescheduled show

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