Watch: Black Country, New Road - 'Live at Bush Hall'
English avant garde experimental rockers release full length live concert of brand new sounds
Image credit: Holly Whitaker
Following last year’s dope Ants From Up There album that made our top 20 albums of 2022 and we were lucky enough to chat to the band about, Black Country, New Road are back with an exquisite nearly hour long live concert video.
Filmed over three nights at London’s Bush Hall and made up of all new songs, this is the first new music we’ve heard from BC,NR since the departure of frontman and co-founder Isaac Wood, and while he is still noticeably absent, the group’s new music composed collaboratively by the band’s six members is sounding just as unique and awesome as ever.
“We didn’t want to do a studio album,” said Mary Kershaw (piano, vocals) “We wrote the new tracks specifically to perform live, so we thought it might be a nice idea to put out a performance.”
Guitarist Luke Mark expands on this explaining “We had concerns from live sessions we’ve seen or done in the past. They are very obviously clumped together visually from multiple performances. That can take you out of the performance and make it seem artificial and like it’s not actually live. So we came up with the idea to make the three nights look visually distinct from one another. To scratch the idea of trying to disguise anything. We wanted it to be very honest and let people know that we had three goes at it. This isn't just us playing the whole thing nonstop.”