Transgressive Publishing Announces Signing of Black Country, New Road

Music Week article

Black Country, New Road, one of the most acclaimed and progressive bands in the world today, have signed a global publishing deal with Transgressive Publishing.

The UK-based BC,NR comprise members and writers Charlie Wayne, Georgia Ellery, Lewis Evans, Tyler Hyde, May Kershaw and Luke Mark. The band have released two albums to date – 2021’s Mercury Prize-nominated For The First Time, which charted at number 4 in the UK charts, plus 2022’s top-3 Ants From Up There, which also reached the top-10 in Germany, Australia and the Netherlands – plus this year’s critically revered EP, Live at Bush Hall.

The band are currently midway through a sell-out world tour, including an extensive US run which has sold in excess of 20,000 tickets. Summer highlights included full fields at the likes of major festivals such as Glastonbury and Primavera Sound whilst the band’s upcoming two-night-stint at London Shepherd’s Bush Empire in October sold out rapidly upon announcement. In between an extensive performance schedule the group are working on a follow-up release, set to surface on Ninja Tune.

The team includes ATC Management (Dan McEvoy), Ninja Tune Records, ATC Live (Clemence Renaut), Ground Control Touring (Geoff McGovern), Prescription PR (James Parrish) and Cool Badge Radio Plugging.

Toby L, Company Director, Transgressive Publishing, comments: “It’s a total honour and privilege to work with Black Country, New Road – a dream Transgressive signing. They are easily one of the most inspiring and creative units to exist in music today, a collection of truly talented individuals that converge to form something utterly magical and otherworldly together. Witnessing their latest suite of songs and formation at Bush Hall, Glastonbury and Primavera in the past 12 months has been euphoric and poignant in equal measure. To both work with the band and their excellent management team, Dan McEvoy plus all at ATC, is a joy and pleasure, whilst our international partners at Warner Chappell could not be more elated either.”

Dan McEvoy, ATC Management, comments: “I’ve wanted to work with Transgressive on something since I’ve been involved in music. The passion and professionalism they continue to have is unparalleled – coupled with the powerhouse of Warner Chappell, it’s a dream scenario. I look forward to working with them on building upon the success the band has had thus far.”

Left to right (front row, sitting):
May Kershaw (BC,NR), Georgia Ellery (BR,NR), Tim Dellow (Transgressive), Toby L (Transgressive)

Left to right (back row, standing):
Rachel Gardiner (Transgressive), Dan McEvoy (ATC Management), Lewis Evans (BC,NR), Tyler Hyde (BC,NR), Natalia Pages (Transgressive), Luke Mark (BC,NR), Charlie Wayne (BC,NR - hidden “Homer-esque” in the hedge), Rishi Saluja (Transgressive), Lilas Bourboulon (Transgressive), Mike Harounoff (Transgressive), Klara Weiss (Transgressive)