Black Country, New Road announce further EU/UK live dates

Following the announcement of their new single “Sunglasses”, mixed by Dan Carey, Black Country, New Road have now announced further EU/UK live dates for 2019.

The full dates are as follows:

13.09.19 – Hop Pop Hop, Orleans, France
14.09.19 – 100 Club, London, UK – SOLD OUT
19.09.19 – Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany
24.09 – Boston Music Rooms, London, UK – SOLD OUT
29.09 – The Portland Arms, Cambridge, UK^
30.09 – Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK – SOLD OUT
01.10 – Rough Trade, Bristol, UK* – SOLD OUT
02.10 – Yes Basement, Manchester, UK* – SOLD OUT
03.10 – Poetry Club, Glasgow, UK*
04.10 – Elsewhere, Margate, UK*
19.10 – SWN Festival, Cardiff, UK
20.10 – Future Days, Birmingham, UK
09.11 – Primavera Sound 20th Anniversary, Benidorm, Spain
10.11 – Sonic City, Kortrijk, Belgium

^ = w/Culture CT
* = w/Famous

The band’s new single ‘Sunglasses’ was released digitally on 26th July on BC,NR / Speedy Wunderground and is out physically on the Thurston Moore-affiliated Blank Editions today. 


The initial press of the 7” (500 copies) – each copy a unique product, with different Polaroid images on each cover taken by the band – sold out shortly after the initial announcement. Today, BC,NR and Blank Editions have also announced second pressing of the record. Limited to 250 copies, each record is hand assembled and features the now “classic” trumpet image affixed to the front of the sleeve. It will also include a new collectors insert which is hand numbered.


Front man Isaac Wood has the following to say about the single’s themes, “it describes a series of events, loosely connected, all yet to happen. The song was intended to be highly inspirational. The lyrics are sometimes concerned with symbols of wealth or affluence but they are not written from a critical or even external position.”

Despite scarce information available on the band up to now, their debut single “Athens, France” sold out of its pressing on Speedy Wunderground in a matter of days, they were featured in The Guardian’s tips for 2019 and they have performed in session for 6 Music alongside other early accolades. A precociously young seven-piece featuring both prominent sax and violin in their line-up, BC,NR have cut their teeth playing their first shows alongside the likes of Fat White Family, Black Midi and more.

Black Country, New Road are:

May Kershaw – Keys
Charlie Wayne – Drums
Luke Mark – Guitar
Isaac Wood – Vocals/Guitar
Tyler Hyde – Bass
Lewis Evans – Sax
Georgia Ellery – Violin


Selected praise for “Sunglasses”:

“a nine-minute post-punk exposition, rhapsody and rant about the hollow consolations of materialism” – NY Times

“a gorgeous nine-minute glide/free-jazz squall” – The Times 

“Funny, vivid and anthemic.” – The Guardian

“Its nine minutes are a wild ride, morphing from post-rock to post-punk to an explosion of free-jazzy noise” – Stereogum

“Black Country, New Road capture life’s absurdity and cruelty in a ghastly post-punk odyssey.” – PASTE

“The seven-piece are utterly spellbinding and showstopping in every respect” – The Quietus

“the twisting 8-minute trip is a chaotic thing fuelled by unparalleled tension” – NME 

“Hilarious and terrifying nine-minute Grinderman-esque tirade about the tyranny of cool and other modern psychoses” – Uncut

“The new eight-minute song sees them exploring Slint-like territory with a little avant-jazz-rock in the mix too. – Brooklyn Vegan

“we’ve been playing it non-stop sent it was sent across.” – CLASH

“chaotically brilliant” – DIY 

“Black Country, New Road personify a creative post-punk ingenuity that’s rare and take it a step further with eclectic and experimental tendencies that firmly set them apart.” – The Line Of Best Fit

“poetic gold” – So Young

“Ones to keep your eyes and ears on.” – The 405

New Music Friday – NPR

No Shit Playlist – Loud & Quiet