Black Country, New Road have released a live film of entirely new material from three sold out back-to-back shows held at London’s Bush Hall in December 2022. You can read our previous review of one of the shows here.
“We didn’t want to do a studio album,” says pianist May Kershaw. “We wrote the new tracks specifically to perform live, so we thought it might be a nice idea to put out a performance.”
“It’s about capturing the moment,” adds saxophonist and now vocalist Lewis Evans. “A little time capsule of these eight months that we’ve had playing these songs on the road.”
Guitarist Luke Mark explains that the band wanted to create something honest and personable for their fans. “We had concerns from live sessions we’ve seen or done in the past,” he says. “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 non-stop.”
The new film includes eight tracks – check it out below.