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New black midi Live Album ‘Live Fire’ Out Now + Watch A Drum Session With Morgan Simpson x Mdou Moctar


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.

The live album is a physical release only, with a special JCD format in Japan. “Sugar/Tzu” (Live) is now available to listen on Youtube.

black midi - Sugar/Tzu (Live Fire)

Live Fire Tracklist:

Side A



Welcome to Hell



Eat Men Eat

Side B

Chondromalacia Patella

John L

27 Questions

The Defence


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.

black midi x Mdou Moctar: Morgan and Souleymane at Electrical Audioblack midi Tour Dates

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

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