“Almost every song black midi performs unfolds in surprising ways, one riff quickly switching to another, one mellow passage blooming into caustic screams and dissonant guitars, songs constantly collapsing in on themselves and being born again.” – Stereogum, “Band To Watch”
“London’s most compelling new band ” – Loud And Quiet
“They were one of the most talked about groups at SXSW this year, and for good reason—black midi laid waste to every stage they stepped onto and damn near burned the city to the ground.” –Paste
“the originality, virtuosity and sheer, impossible-to-categorise oddness of black midi is a breath of fresh air” – The Times
“black midi are less interested in proving themselves the future of indie rock than in imagining indie rock from the future” – Pitchfork
black midi, “the best new band in the UK that no one knows anything about” (NME), shares a caustic new single, ‘Crow’s Perch,’ via Rough Trade Records / Remote Control Records. The accompanying video, directed and edited by Villi Hijálmarsson also known as susan_creamcheese, reflects the track’s frenetic energy, juxtaposing saturated graphics and peculiar scenes with mundane images.
The enigmatic London four-piece is comprised of Geordie Greep (vocals/guitar), Cameron Picton(bass/vocals), Matt Kelvin (guitar) and Morgan Simpson (drums). Since forming just over a year ago, they have quickly cemented their reputation as one of the hottest new underground bands, following a string of sold-out London live dates and surprise shows punctuated by constantly shifting sets and blistering musicianship. Recently, the band played their first North American live shows, being named a standout act at SXSW and selling out their first two shows in New York.
‘Crow’s Perch’ is the follow-up to black midi’s “eerily precise and austere” (Pitchfork) ‘Speedway’ single. The ‘Speedway’ single was accompanied by an EP of remixes by Proc Fiskal, Kwake Bass, and Blanck Mass. The 300 copies of their first-ever single, ‘bmbmbm,’ released on Dan Carey’s label, Speedy Wunderground, sold out instantly and had to be re-pressed within the first week.