Album cover artwork for Black Country New RoadSecond albums are notoriously difficult, and can truly make or break a band – but you wouldn’t know it from this sublime, bold and euphoric sophomore effort from Black Country, New Road.

Ants From Up There is a brilliantly balanced evolution, decorated by the best parts of their debut, yet crisper and more confident in its delivery. Marked by eclectic and witty lyrics, the record builds and swells with each song, until it explodes with the final few tracks in a cacophony of drama and bells.

A record you’d expect from a band that’s been around much longer, Ants From Up There distinguishes Black Country, New Road as truly the band to watch.

Ants From Up There by Black Country, New Road is out Feb 4 via Ninja Tune.

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