math-y noise rock
Who is that best new band from London that everyone is talking about? this was what music magazine NME was wondering last May.
The article was about Black Midi, a four-piece formation that, with only one single, managed to draw the attention of attentive music lovers online.
The reason for all the buzz? The raw, explosive performances of the mysterious math-rock band. For example as the support act of fellow city members Shame. Or at festivals like Iceland Airwaves and Le Guess Who. A debut album release has to wait a little longer, but the live reputation of Black Midi is a fact.
“Their captivatingly awkward, math-y noise rock is incomparable, centred around a semi-screeched vocal and a drummer whose stick-slapping has to be seen to be believed.” -NME