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Black Country, New Road release Live At Bush Hall concert film with all new songs

Black Country, New Road have released Live At Bush Hall, a concert film documenting their three-night residency at London’s Bush Hall last December. The film was directed by Greg Barnes and mixed by PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish.

The set features nine songs not previously released by the band, but which have been road tested thoroughly throughout 2022 following the departure of former singer Isaac Wood. “It’s about capturing the moment,” says saxophonist and now vocalist Lewis Evans. “A little time capsule of these eight months that we’ve had playing these songs on the road.”

“We had concerns from live sessions we’ve seen or done in the past,” says guitarist Luke Mark. “They are very obviously clumped together visually from multiple performances. That can take you out of the performance and make it seem artificial and like it’s not actually live. So we came up with the idea to make the three nights look visually distinct from one another. To scratch the idea of trying to disguise anything. We wanted it to be very honest and let people know that we had three goes at it. This isn’t just us playing the whole thing non-stop.”

So, on top of performing the songs, BC, NR made each night into a dress-up event based around school plays, a pastoral scene and a haunted pizza parlour. “We came up with fake plays,” says Evans. “And wrote a fake synopsis, dressed as the characters, and made programmes and sets for each play. It was really exciting and made it a lot more fun.”

Watch the Live At Bush Hall film below.

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They’ve also got these tour dates ahead:

Feb 25 – Geneva- Antigel Festival
Mar 5 –  Hong Kong- Clockenflap festival
Mar 7 – Taipei, Taiwan – The Wall
Mar 11 – Chon Buri, Thailand – Pelupo International Music Festival
Mar 17 – Bali, Indonesia – Joyland Festival Bali
Apr 4 – Nagoya, Japan – Club Quattro / クラブクアトロ
Apr 5 – Osaka, Japan – Umeda Club Quattro / 梅田CLUB QUATTRO
Apr 6 – Tokyo, Japan – Spotify O-EAST
13 – 15 April – Motel Mozaique festival, Rotterdam
May 2 – Southampton, UK – Southampton 1865
May 3 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Irish Centre
May 5 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Olympia Theatre
May 7 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – Newcastle University S.U
May 8 – Glasgow, UK – Old Fruitmarket
May 9 – Manchester, UK – Manchester New Century Hall
May 11 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
May 12 – Birmingham, UK – The Crossing
May 13 – Bristol, UK – The Marble Factory
May 15 – Cambridge, UK – J1, Cambridge Junction
May 27 -Herne Hill, UK – Wide Awake Festival
May 30th – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera In The City
Jun 1 – Barcelona, Primavera Sound festival
Jun 5 – Madrid, Primavera In The City
Jun 8 – Madrid, Primavera sound festival
Jun 9 – 11  – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands – Best Kept Secret Festival
13 – 16 July – Superbock Super Rock Festival, Lisbon
20 – 23 July – Bluedot festival