black midi | Artist
Black Midi is an English experimental rock band formed 2017 in London by Geordie Greep (vocals, guitar), Cameron Picton (vocals, bass guitar, synths) and Morgan Simpson (drums). Seth Evans (keyboards, synths) and Kaidi Akinnibi (saxophone) have been frequent collaborators in both studio and live performances since 2020. Prior to the formation of the band, Geordie Greep had played with Matt Kwasniewski-Kelvin and Morgan Simpson, all of whom were attending BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. Simpson was an accomplished drummer, winning the "Young Drummer of the Year" award in 2014. In 2016 Greep and Kwasniewski-Kelvin enlisted Simpson to form a band, with Picton joined later, on bass guitar. They played their first gig at Brixton's The Windmill on 12 June 2017, and would later go on to have a residency at that venue, where they would often be joined by ex-Can vocalist Damo Suzuki. Their unpredictable and seemingly chaotic brand of post-rock, employing creative use of guitar tones and noise elements with very dense highs and very mellow lows, has garnered them critical acclaim soon after they formed. Their debut studio album Schlagenheim, produced by Dan Carey in June 2019, through Rough Trade Records, entered the top 50 of the UK Album Chart and was nominated for the 2019 Mercury Prize. Standout albums include Schlagenheim, Cavalcade, Hellfire and the live releases black midi live on Canal Street NYC, and Live on KEXP.
Artist Website: bmblackmidi.bandcamp.com
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Related Artists: Damo Suzuki