Black Country and New Road share new music video for ‘Concorde’

Having sparked the current ‘sing-talk’ trend sweeping the UK guitar scene, Black Country, New Road are once again ahead of the curve, leaving monotonous statements of societal mediocrity behind for something much more. melodic and – dare I see – sincere. ‘Concorde’, from the next London sextet album The ants up there, was released in November 2021. Now, they’ve given her a wonderfully bizarre and eerily tender new clip.

Inspired by the crude aesthetic of sci-fi B-movies, the music video for “Concorde” was directed by Maxim Kelly and produced in collaboration with Caviar, a London-based independent production company. The video shows a latex-clad ant-man from a distant planet crashing his ship into an empty field, in which case he is quickly captured and then held prisoner against his will.

Of the video, Kelly said, “On the surface, the concept was simple, a walking video: an ant from ‘up there.’ But, for a band that names everyone from Scott Walker to Kanye West, and the pronounced mix of genres in their music, it just felt right to take an analogous approach with the visuals, ”the director continued. “Gather as many references as possible and see if we too can fit everything together. “

Luckily for Kelly, Black Country, New Road’s penchant for sprawling songwriting worked in their favor: “We took the six-minute runtime as an asset. It gave us the time we needed to weave as much as possible into the film. A walking video in several parts, but also with a story that goes through. We combined miniatures with visual effects and accompanied the film with archival footage. The group was so encouraging and amazing, ”Kelly continued. “They encouraged us to go for one of them! And being a huge fan of their music, it was a real pleasure working with them on this film.

Black Country, New Road will soon embark on their biggest UK tour to date, with a debut show at the Roundhouse in London on February 8 before making their way through the UK and Ireland. You can pack your tickets here and see the full tour schedule below.

Black Country, new road circuit:

February
8 – Roundhouse, London

April
6 – The Foundry, Sheffield
7 – O2 Academy, Oxford
9 – Liquid Room, Edinburgh
10 – The Empire, Belfast
11 – Olympia, Dublin
13 – Albert Hall, Manchester
14 – Rock City, Nottingham
16 – Concorde 2, Brighton
17 – O2 Academy, Bristol

Toya J. Bell