New black midi Live Album ‘Live Fire’ Out Now + Watch A Drum Session With Morgan Simpson x Mdou Moctar
November 15, 2022
Rough Trade Shops UK & USA have placed black midi’s ‘Hellfire’ in their top 10 Albums of the Year list at number 8. This is the 3rd year in a row making the top 10, which is a first in the history of the list.
To celebrate, black midi release ‘Live Fire‘ today, a limited edition 12″ exclusively at Rough Trade Shops online and in store. Live Fire is the soundboard recording of black midi’s exhilarating performance at Primavera Porto this summer, and sees the band performing as a four-piece with keyboardist Seth Evans.
Live Fire Tracklist:
Welcome to Hell
Eat Men Eat
Today also marks the release of a mini doc showcasing a drum session between black midi‘s Morgan Simpson and Mdou Moctar‘s Souleymane Ibrahim. The two connected for the first time in Chicago at Electrical Audio on the heels of a recent North American tour. After some set-up and impromptu free-styling, Simpson and Ibrahim drummed to songs together from their respective latest albums: “Sugar/Tzu” from black midi’s Hellfire and “Chismiten” from Mdou Moctar’s Afrique Victime.
Wed. Nov. 16 – Bristol, UK @ SWX (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Nov. 19 – Mexico City, NX @ Corona Capital
Tue. Nov. 21 – Mexico City, MX @ Fronton
Fri. Dec. 2 – Seoul, KR @ Rolling Hall (SOLD OUT)
Sun. Dec. 4 – Tokyo, JP @ O-East (Early Show)
Sun. Dec. 4 – Tokyo, JP @ O-East (Late Show)
Mon. Dec. 5 – Osaka, JP @ Umeda Club Quattro
Tue. Dec. 6 – Nagoya, JP @ The Bottom Line
Sun. March 5, 2023 – London, UK @ Village Underground
Mon. March 6, 2023 – London UK, @ Village Underground (SOLD OUT)
Tue. March 7, 2023 – London, UK @ Village Underground
Wed. March 8, 2023 – London UK @ Village Underground (SOLD OUT)
Sun. March 26, 2023 – Auckland, NZ @ Hollywood Avondale
Tue. March 28, 2023 – Sydney, AU @ Metro Theatre
Thu. March 30, 2023 – Brisbane, AU @ Powerhouse
Sun. April 2, 2023 – Perth, AU @ The Rechabite