black midi have dropped their biting new single “Eat Males Eat” from their upcoming third studio album Hellfire, together with its accompanying horror Western music video.
The track would possibly arrive with some familiarity to followers of the UK trio, who’ve carried out a stay model of the tune since 2021 below its working title “Flamenco.” Its authentic namesake derives from the track’s use of Flamenco music parts, instantly current within the driving acoustic guitar melody and number of palmas and percussive nods supplied by London-based Flamenco specialist Demi García Sabat.
Lyrically, “Eat Males Eat” deepens black midi lore by constructing out an elaborate story round The Pink River Mining Firm, which was briefly talked about within the track “Diamond Stuff” from Hellfire’s fast predecessor, 2021’s Cavalcade, although its sinister machinations are lastly revealed right here.
In a press release, bassist, vocalist, and “Eat Males Eat” lyricist Cameron Picton gave a totally fleshed-out remedy of the track’s epic and often-grotesque narrative:
“The story begins within the desert with two males engaged in a determined seek for lacking mates. Their quest leads them to a wierd mining facility which, regardless of a dearth of pure sources within the space, opens its doorways for even stranger hosts to welcome them.
That night, with zero signal of their mates, a large feast is laid on by the mine’s cantankerous Captain, who performs an extended speech encouraging all to indulge as that is to be the employees’ final night time earlier than returning to their households. With good motive for suspicion the protagonists feign gluttony and eat as little as humanly potential. Sadly, as they later discover, even that’s not fairly sufficient. Night time falls, they conceal and because the staff fall comatose, the wardens, overseen by the Captain, make preparations to pump their poisoned stomachs. It seems the aim of the mine is to obtain an extra of human abdomen acid used within the manufacturing of a bastardized blood pink wine, bought and liked within the area.
After the broader conspiracy is revealed and upon realizing their mates have to be lengthy gone, the companions resolve they have to destroy the ability. A spanner plugs the works nevertheless, as one of many males experiences delicate results of the poison and the manufacturing of acid in his abdomen goes into overdrive. As his chest actually bubbles he says what could also be his closing goodbyes to his companion and the opposite man is left to do the heavy lifting alone.
He succeeds and as they flee, arm in arm, the demon Captain erupts from the burning embers and curses the 2 males to the hell of crippling acid reflux disorder for the remainder of their days. They see no motive to fret although, as they’re certain to return residence hailed as heroes.”
The tastefully unsettling music video, directed by Maxim Kelly, intently follows the track’s journey and doubles the supernatural suspense with a monochrome visible that tracks a corruptive power able to driving cowboys to insanity. Like all black midi effort, “Eat Males Eat” doesn’t purpose to please, nevertheless it completely satisfies the band’s gnawing starvation for unrestrained experimentation. Stream the brand new single under.
Hellfire is due on July fifteenth by way of Tough Commerce Information. It straight follows the large launch of their fan-exclusive EP Cavalcovers in late March, which featured renditions of King Crimson’s “twenty first Century Schizoid Man,” Taylor Swift’s “Love Story,” and Captain Beefheart’s “Moonlight on Vermont.” Pre-orders are ongoing.
black midi are additionally set to move out on a 25-date North American tour beginning in July. They’ll be joined by Black Nation, New Street as help for the whole lot of September earlier than wrapping the circuit in October. Seize your seats right this moment by way of Ticketmaster.