After several cancelled shows, Black Country, New Road will finally perform in Prague! Expect the best of New Weird Britain and then some.
The six-piece band, which goes beyond the boundaries of a traditional band in its work and is becoming more of a small orchestra due to the number of instruments it wields, will bring to Prague its latest album Live At Bush Hall, whose songs were written specifically for live performance.
BCNR became a surprise sensation with their debut album For The First Time in 2021, which also received a Mercury Prize nomination. The combination of post-punk, experimental rock or jazz, and the ease with which the band was able to cross genres and blend different musical elements together caused a wave of enthusiasm among fans and critics alike. Last year’s Ants From Up There cemented BCNR’s position as a band that can creatively and humanly tell everyday stories and move without slipping into excessive pathos.
Then, when the lead singer left the band just days after the release of their second successful album, the six friends and musicians split the role of frontman between them, reinforcing the sense of cohesion that exists between the members. “Ants From Up There is a monumental work by young musicians whose sincerity and urgency is enhanced by the circumstances under which it was released. The music of Black Country, New Road is not simple, but whoever puts it to the body, it gets under the skin all the more,” Ondřej Horák, a publicist for Aktuálně.cz, evaluates the album.
The event will take place with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Prague City Hall.