They only released their debut album earlier this year, but Black Country, New Road are back with news of a follow-up.
Titled ‘Ants From Up There’, the septet’s second full-length will arrive almost exactly a year to the day from the release of debut ‘For the first time’ when it drops on 4th February 2022 via Ninja Tune.
The news comes alongside a first single from the record, ‘Chaos Space Marine’. Already played live by the band earlier this year, frontman Isaac Woods describes it as “the best song we’ve ever written”.
“We threw in every idea anyone had with that song,” says Wood. “So the making of it was a really fast, whimsical approach – like throwing all the shit at the wall and just letting everything stick.”
Speaking about ‘Ants From Up There’, the band’s Tyler Hyde explains: “We were just so hyped the whole time. It was such a pleasure to make. I’ve kind of accepted that this might be the best thing that I’m ever part of for the rest of my life. And that’s fine.”
Black Country, New Road are also announcing a new bunch of UK and Ireland shows for April 2022, preceded by their biggest London headline date so far at The Roundhouse in February. Pre-sale for fans who pre-order the album from the BC,NR store, Bandcamp page or the Ninja Tune shop will be available from next Tuesday, 19th October at 9am BST, with general sale starting on Friday 22nd October at 9am BST.
Those new dates read:
08 Roundhouse, London
06 The Foundry, Sheffield
07 O₂ Academy, Oxford
09 Liquid Room, Edinburgh
10 The Empire, Belfast
11 Olympia, Dublin
13 Albert Hall, Manchester
14 Rock City, Nottingham
16 Concorde 2, Brighton
17 O₂ Academy, Bristol