All through 2019 there were whisperings: black midi black midi black midi. People asked each other if they’d caught a Black Midi show yet. An eccentric 2018 Iceland Airwaves performance had ignited word-of-mouth hype, focusing international attention on the London band. Debut album Schlagenheim, awash with accordions, synthesisers, and banjos, was nominated for last year’s Mercury. Their elusive sound produces different reference points from different listeners, reflecting an open-to-change attitude. One thing that won’t change, though, is Black Midi’s live power – we’re thrilled they’re part of this year’s Green Man.
Country: United Kingdom
Rough Trade Records