|Origin||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Labels||Rough Trade Records|
Black Midi (stylised as black midi) is a noise rock band from London, England. The band consists of Geordie Greep (vocals, guitar), Matt Kwasniewski-Kelvin (vocals, guitar), Cameron Picton (vocals, bass) and Morgan Simpson (drums). Their name is derived from the Japanese music genre Black MIDI. They are set to release their debut album Schlagenheim on June 21st, 2019.
History[edit | edit source]
Formation (2015-2017)[edit | edit source]
Prior to the formation of the band, Geordie Greep had separate jam sessions with Matt Kwasniewski-Kelvin and Morgan Simpson, all of whom (alongside Cameron Picton) were attending Brit School. In 2016, while studying at The BRIT School, Greep and Kwasniewski-Kelvin enlisted Simpson to form a band, with Greep and Kelvin on guitar and vocals, and with Simpson on drums. Picton joined later, on bass guitar, to complete the lineup.
On 8 June 2018, the group released their debut single titled bmbmbm released on producer Dan Carey's record label Speedy Wunderground. On 26 September 2018, a cassette was released featuring segments of a performance with Damo Suzuki which took place on 5 May 2018. On 23 January 2019, the group released their second single speedway. A 12" vinyl record was released featured remixes by Proc Fiskal, Kwake Bass, and Blanck Mass.
Schlagenheim (2019)[edit | edit source]
In January 2019 the group announced that they had signed to Rough Trade Records. The group then released their first two singles on the label in March and April 2019, Crows Perch and Talking Heads respectively. On the 14th of May, the group announced their debut album titled Schlagenheim, which is to be released June 21st 2019.
Discography[edit | edit source]
- Schlagenheim (2019)
Members[edit | edit source]
- Geordie Greep - vocals, guitar
- Matt Kwasniewski-Kelvin - vocals, guitar
- Cameron Picton - vocals, bass
- Morgan Simpson - drums
References[edit | edit source]
- Leas, Ryan. "Band To Watch: Black Midi". Stereogum. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
- Connick, Tom. "Inside the buzz of Black Midi". https://crackmagazine.net/article/long-reads/inside-the-buzz-of-black-midi/. External link in
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