Enigmatic London four-piece black midi formed just over a year ago, since then they have quickly cemented their reputation as the hottest new underground band in the country, following a string of sold-out live dates - including Electrowerkz and Bloc in London - and surprise shows punctuated by constantly shifting sets and blistering musicianship. Until the release of their debut single ‘bmbmbm’ on Carey's label, Speedy Wunderground, the band only existed in live form, making their name initially at Brixton’s Windmill venue and recording a frenetic session for Queen Kong’s NTS Radio show. black midi recorded a blistering live session with KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, uploaded by the legendary U.S. public radio station - watch HERE.
Taut, inventive and sitting at the apex of electronic and hardcore, the aforementioned ‘bmbmbm' sold out its 300 copies instantly and had to be taken to repress within the first week.
Now signed to iconic indie label Rough Trade, they’ve most recently shared new single Speedway, which was produced by Dan Carey and is accompanied by visuals created by the group themselves. The release is otherwise only available as a limited physical 12” at the band’s shows and features remixes from Proc Fiskal, Kwake Bass and Blanck Mass. Watch the visual for ‘Speedway’ HERE.
While black midi’s minimal online and press presence, coupled with their uncompromising youth, has caused the music world to gravitate towards them and their indefinable sound. They are impossible to put your finger on, but equally impossible to ignore.
“black midi are the most progressive guitar band in London right now” - Loud And Quiet
“one of the country’s most exciting new bands. An indefinable group, pushing guitar music into strange, hypnotic territory.” - CRACK Magazine
“the best new band in the UK that no one knows anything about” - NME
"the originality, virtuosity and sheer, impossible-to-categorise oddness of black midi is a breath of fresh air” – The Times
"black midi are like lightning in a bottle. A rarity. A multifaceted band fully deserving of the furore surrounding them; from their impeccable musicianship to the originality of their mystique.”- Gig Wise
“...sometimes they’re post-punk, psychedelic, noise, prog, rock, indie or blues. But they are none of the above, something indefinable and new.” – The Quietus
"black midi are less interested in proving themselves the future of indie rock than in imagining indie rock from the future" – Pitchfork
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