NME: "What’s the deal with Black Midi: the “best band in London” nobody knows a thing about?"
black midi - Georgie Greep (vocals/guitar), Matt Kwasniewski- Kelvin (vocals/guitar), Cameron Picton (vocals/bass) and Morgan Simpson (drums) - have a dynamic energy, playing as a musical unit that’s constantly in a state of flux and development.
‘Schlagenheim’ was recorded with Speedy Wunderground producer Dan Carey, who the band praise for his quick, unfussy approach. black midi laid down eight of the record’s nine tracks in just five days. The process was one of refining and rebuilding tracks around the initial structures. Five hour jams would sometimes yield a riff that then became a few bars of a song. As anyone who’s been lucky enough to catch black midi live over recent months will testify, black midi’s songs are slippery creatures.
“The shock of the new has never felt so exciting.” - The Times
“A group of four prodigiously talented musicians, applying their anarchic internet-age sensibility to their country’s long and proud tradition of intellectual noise-splattered punk.” - SPIN
“The UK’s most exhilarating new band.” - The Face
“Black Midi are less interested in proving themselves the future of indie rock than in imagining indie rock from the future” - Pitchfork
“It’s math-rock confronting a world of chaos.” - The New York Times
BLACK MIDI - SCHLAGENHEIM
- Near DY, MI
- Of Schlagenheim
- Years Ago