Black Country New Road

For The First Time

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Eve says:
“Having followed Black Country since their first single exploded onto the London ‘post-punk’ scene, this debut felt like it took forever to arrive. However, it is well worth the wait, embodying everything that is great about new music right now with its energetic and provocative sound.”

Oli says:
“A debut album which I believe will go down as one of the greats, with “For The First Time” Black Country, New Road have cemented themselves as a real force to be reckoned with. The 6 songs on this album fit together perfectly to show many of the band’s enviable skills. Moments of climactic excess are met with sections of delicate restraint, often within seconds of each other. “For The First Time” is a debut that I feel will rightly have its influence felt for many years to come.”

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.  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.”


Athens, France
Science Fair
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