black midi have announced they will cover tracks by The Beatles during a special “one-off” set at the Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands this November.
The band, known for their tempestuous math rock, will perform the set at the request of former Standing On The Corner member Slauson Malone.
Le Guess Who?’s website reads: “When listening to Britain’s cacophonous black midi, not many would be reminded of the world’s most agreeable band of all time. In fact, apart from sharing a homeland, the two groups seem to have little in common.
“Thankfully, Le Guess Who? curator Slauson Malone 1 has enough imagination to disagree. Looking closely, one can see why. Beneath Geordie Greep, Cameron Picton, and Morgan Simpson’s tempestuous math rock lies a precious pop sensibility not too dissimilar from what can be heard on Lennon–McCartney records.”
The festival’s line-up includes other confirmed acts such as Stereolab, Tom Skinner (The Smile, Sons Of Kemet) and Jonny Greenwood and Dudu Tassa, who will showcase their collaborative album, ‘Jarak Qaribak’.
black midi are set to play at both the Latitude Festival and All Points East this summer.