Black Midi - Schlagenheim [RT 0073CD UK 2019 FLAC]
Back in January, a video appeared of four British kids positioned in a homely Icelandic hostel, stepping loosely and methodically through a handful of songs that now appear on their debut album, Schlagenheim. Two things are immediately apparent while watching - everyone in Black Midi looks approximately 8 years old and their drummer is an absolute legend. The performance is hypnotic, hair-raising, maybe a little irritating, and definitely out of time - a bunch of schoolboys producing something so staunchly learned, free-form, and anti-pop in an age when pop reigns supreme.
From probably the most important British band since Oceansize ....here is that video
04 Near DT, MI
06 Of Schlagenheim
08 Years Ago