BLACK COUNTRY NEW ROAD - FOR THE FIRST TIME
Format: Compact Disc
Cardboard colour printed wallet
White paper inner + 16 page lyric booklet + sticker
Black Country, New Road return today with the news of their signing to Ninja Tune, who will release their much-anticipated debut album "For the first time" on February 5th 2021.
Recorded with Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine) during the early part of this year and then finished at the end of the nationwide lock-down, the album is the perfect capturing of a new band and all the energy, ferocity and explosive charge that comes with that whilst also clearly the work of a group who have no interest in repetition, one-note approaches or letting creative stagnation set in. Featuring six new songs including reinterpretations of early tracks "Sunglasses" and "Athens, France", "For the first time" is a sonic time capsule that somehow manages to bottle the past, the present and the future.
“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.
Indeed the band found they had to stop themselves running too far ahead in order to document this album in a way that felt as truthful as possible.
“We see this as being a stop in the road” explains Isaac. Ive always been interested in a really honest portrayal of what a band is and what theyve been working on. I think its really nice if people can see an artist like: this was them in the early days, this was their next phase and that theyre quite clear and honest about genuine progression as people and musicians.”