It's an off-cut from the Schlagenheim sessions
Jessie Atkinson
12:20 5th February 2020

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black midi have released a brand new song in the form of eleven-and-a-half-minute long 'Sweater.' It's an off-cut from the Schlagenheim sessions with Speedy Wunderground label owner Dan Carey, and it's an atmospheric-industrial waiting game.

After building a cult following on the live circuit back in 2018, black midi released their critically-acclaimed debut Schlagenheim last year. 'Sweater' is a longer, more considered journey from the London group; a patient unspooling of chaos from the centre of the band's mad motor mind. 

It doesn't feel as though there's a hell of a lot going on, and yet of course, there is. Listen to 'Sweater' and feel yourself being taken away by the atmosphere of it all. 

On their batshit debut, we said that "few bands have so successfully conquered the cacophonous realms of math rock and post punk as the enigmatic black midi."

Oh, and they're doing a huge slew of UK and European shows:


10 - Brighton, Concorde 2 SOLD OUT
11 - Southampton, The 1865 SOLD OUT
12 - Bristol, Marble Factory SOLD OUT
14 - Dublin, The Button Factory SOLD OUT
15 - Belfast, Ulster Sports Club SOLD OUT
17 - Edinburgh, Liquid Room SOLD OUT
18 - Newcastle, Riverside
19 - Leeds, Irish Centre SOLD OUT
20 - Norwich, Norwich Arts Center SOLD OUT


06 - London, Roundhouse
27 - Sao Paulo, Sesc Belenzinho
31 - Buenos Aries, Xirgu Untref


03 - Santiago, Bar Loreto
05 - Bogota, Festival Estereo Picnic
08 - Mexico City, Foro Indie Rocks!
11 - Indio, Coachella
15 - San Francisco, Great American Music Hal
18 - Indio, Coachella


02 - London, Queen Elizabeth Hall SOLD OUT
05 - Chapiteau, Nuits Botanique
16 - Paris, Le Carreau du Temple SOLD OUT
18 - Berlin, Silent Green SOLD OUT


3-7 - Barcelona, Primavera Sound
05 - Lonon, Wide Awake Festival
5-7 - New York, Governors Ball
12-14 - Hilbarenbeek, Best Kept Secret
23 - Manchester, Royal Northern College Of Music SOLD OUT


9-11 - Trencin, Pohoda


22 - Becon Beacons, Green Man

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