Black Country, New Road - Ants From Up There

Double Album 2LP Black Vinyl Records

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Ants From Up There is a second studio album by British rock band Black Country, New Road, released in February 2022 via Ninja Tune Records.

Black Country, New Road return with the news that their second album, “Ants From Up There”, will land on February 4th on Ninja Tune. Following on almost exactly a year to the day from the release of their acclaimed debut “For The First Time”, the band have harnessed the momentum from that record and run full pelt into their second, with “Ants From Up There” managing to strike a skilful balance between feeling like a bold stylistic overhaul of what came before, as well as a natural progression.

Released alongside the announcement the band (Lewis Evans, May Kershaw, Charlie Wayne, Luke Mark, Isaac Wood, Tyler Hyde and Georgia Ellery) have also today shared the first single from the album, ‘Chaos Space Marine’, a track that has already become a live favourite with fans since its first public airings earlier this year - combining sprightly violin, rhythmic piano, and stabs of saxophone to create something infectiously fluid that builds to a rousing crescendo. It’s a track that frontman Isaac Wood calls “the best song we’ve ever written.” It’s a chaotic yet coherent creation that ricochets around unpredictably but also seamlessly. “We threw in every idea anyone had with that song,” says Wood. “So the making of it was a really fast, whimsical approach - like throwing all the shit at the wall and just letting everything stick.”

With “For the first time” the band melded klezmer, post-rock, indie and an often intense spoken word delivery. On “Ants From Up There” they have expanded on this unique concoction to create a singular sonic middle ground that traverses classical minimalism, indie-folk, pop, alt rock and a distinct tone that is already unique to the band.

Recorded at Chale Abbey Studios, Isle Of Wight, across the summer with the band’s long-term live engineer Sergio Maschetzko, it’s also an album that comes loaded with a deep-rooted conviction in the end result. “We were just so hyped the whole time,” says Hyde. “It was such a pleasure to make. I've kind of accepted that this might be the best thing that I'm ever part of for the rest of my life. And that's fine.”

Ants from Up There received universal acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, the album has received an average score of 92, based on 20 reviews. The album has been widely touted as a 'masterpiece,' receiving many perfect scores from critics upon release. According to Metacritic, it was the third-most critically acclaimed album of 2022.

This double album 2LP record set is on black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with a 20 page printed booklet, pressed in Europe via Ninja Tune











Chaos Space Marine






Bread Song



Good Will Hunting






Mark's Theme



The Place Where He Inserted The Blade



Snow Globes



Basketball Shoes


SKU 17034
Record Label Ninja Tune Records
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number ZEN278
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 28 April 2023
Original Release Date (Year) 28 April 2023
Barcode # 5054429151428
Shipping Weight 0.6500kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 140 Gram Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, 20 Page Printed Booklet
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular

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