Black Country, New Road announce new album Ants From Up There, hear first single Chaos Space Marine

The track has been a staple of the band’s live sets.

UK band Black Country, New Road have announced their second full-length release, Ants From Up There, to be released on 4 February 2022. Alongside the announcement is the arrival of the LP’s first single, Chaos Space Marine.

The release will come almost exactly a year after the group’s debut, For The First Time. This album arrived off the back of a large live following and the single Sunglasses, and landed amidst high critical praise, including a nomination for the Mercury Prize.

Ants From Up There was recorded at Chale Abbey Studios, Isle Of Wight, with the help of their long-time live engineer Sergio Maschetzko. Bassist Tyler Hyde said of the album’s recording: “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.”

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Chaos Space Marine will be familiar to fans of the band, being a live staple of their set. Frontman Isaac Wood called it: “the best song we’ve ever written,” explaining that: “We threw in every idea anyone had with that song. So the making of it was a really fast, whimsical approach – like throwing all the shit at the wall and just letting everything stick.”

Take a listen to the new track below.

Ants From Up There can be preordered here.

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