They got their name from a random Wikipedia generator and crowded stages with their sprawling line-up of classically trained and self-taught players. But ad-hoc or chaotic they are not: Black Country, New Road were nominated for the Mercury in 2021 for their debut album For The First Time, and reached No 3 with its follow-up, Ants From Up There. The band — which includes Jockstrap’s Georgia Ellery — emerged from Brixton’s Windmill scene in 2019 and have since honed their post-punk sprechgesang style into highly accessible art rock.

Country: UK