Black Country, New Road have shared a statement today, confirming that they will continue as a 6-piece in the wake of Isaac’s decision to leave the group.
This announcement arrives four days before BC,NR release their forthcoming album, Ants From Up There – which will be shared a year to the month since their critically acclaimed debut For The First Time.
“I have been feeling sad and afraid too,” Wood writes in his statement. ‘And I have tried to make it not true, but it’s the kind of sad and afraid feeling that makes it hard to play guitar and sing at the same time.’
The band have confirmed that – although they will continue to make new music under the same moniker – next weeks show at London’s Roundhouse is to be called off, as well as their US and April tour dates.
Isaac’s statement goes on to describe his bandmates as “six of the greatest people I know”, before thanking ‘everyone’.
This news has been met instantaneously with messages of support from Black Country, New Road’s considerable worldwide fanbase.
Here’s to hoping that Ants From Up There receives the reception it deserves and BC,NR continue to make great, innovative music. Most importantly, however, we wish Isaac all the best in his health and future endeavours.
Ant From Up There arrives on Friday via Ninja Tune.