Black Midi Announce Debut Album Schlagenheim​, First North American Tour

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Black Midi - SchlagenheimWe named UK sonic explorers Black Midi a Band To Watch off the strength of their constantly evolving live show and a small pile of fascinating singles like “Crow’s Perch” and “Talking Heads.” The next step on their slightly unconventional path: They just announced their debut album Schlagenheim​, and … More »

Black Midi – “Talking Heads”

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Black-Midi-Talking-Heads-SingleThings seem to be changing for Black Midi. The UK band generated a whole lot of buzz in spite of but also partly because of having so little music available; word of mouth drove their rise, spreading news of their incendiary and shape-shifting live shows. Naturally, that kind of thing probably has to remain a … More »

Black Midi – “Crow’s Perch”

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Black-Midi-Crows-PerchPart of what has made the rise of the transfixing UK group Black Midi so intriguing is the fact that they did it with so little music. Their reputation grew by word of mouth based on their blistering and shape-shifting live sets; as of yesterday, they’d managed a buzzy SXSW run and sold out NYC … More »

Band To Watch: Black Midi

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Black-MidiThroughout SXSW last week, there was one question everyone invested in this year’s crop of emerging indie names seemed to be asking: “Have you seen Black Midi yet?” … More »

Artist Portraits From Stereogum Range Life 2019

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bbymuthaStereogum is in Texas for SXSW right now, and on Tuesday and Wednesday, we played host to an unofficial day party showcase at Cheer Up Charlies in downtown Austin. We know how to throw a party, and we got both established names and exciting up-and-comers, many of them pulled from our own BandMore »

Stereogum Range Life 2019 Recap: 2 Days, 24 Bands, 500 Packs Of Gum

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Charly BlissStereogum returned to Texas in full force this year for Stereogum Range Life 2019, throwing a two-day day party in downtown Austin during the SXSW festivities. We took over the indoor and outdoor stages of Cheer Up Charlies on Tuesday and Wednesday, helping to get the week off to a strong … More »

Black Midi – “Speedway”

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Black-MidiHaving formed barely a year ago, the London quartet Black Midi have already accrued quite a bit of buzz in their native UK. On the strength of their live shows and one single — the tense, explosive “bmbmbm” — the band’s started to build a reputation for their hard-to-classify and unnerving blend of … More »