Black Midi has been a band around which there has been no shortage of buzz in their home town of London, so it's no surprise to hear today's announcement that they have been signed to Rough Trade. The enigmatic band has celebrated the news by sharing new song 'Speedway', along with a bunch of remixes by Proc Fiskal, Blanck Mass and Kwake.

Similar to previous single 'bmbmbm', Black Midi's 'Speedway' is an oozing black post-punk track full of stark imagery. As we follow the chilly path of 'Speedway', vocalist Geordie Greep picks out a number of unappealingly eye-catching images from dog shit to council buildings amidst the ever-developing city, effectively evoking the greyness of the urban environment. His descriptors are aided by Black Midi's patient and carefully crafted instrumentation, which builds steadily from metallic whispers into more razor-edged grooves, without the song ever falling out of step. Through 'Speedway' Black Midi are like a slowly uncoiling snake, subtly shifting into more detailed and impressive sounds with a deftness that belies their relative newness as a band, until we find ourselves fully immersed in their pitch black vision of the world.

You can hear 'Speedway' along with all 3 remixes in the single visual below.

The 4-track Speedway EP will come out on limited edition 12", available only at their live shows. Luckily, they have quite a few coming up:

31 January | Workman’s Club, Dublin
1 Feb | Independent Venue Week @ Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
2 Feb | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
3 Feb | Joiners, Southampton
7 Feb | Aeronef, Lille
8 Feb | Generiq @ L’Antonnoir, Besancon
9 Feb | Grrnd Zero, Lyon
10 Feb | Generiq @ Le Consortium, Dijon
19 Feb |Het Bos, Antwerp
20 Feb | OT301, Amsterdam
21 Feb | Aalhaus, Hamburg
25 Feb | Monarch, Berlin
28 Feb | Revolver @ By Larm Festival, Oslo
1 March | Bla @ By Larm Festival, Oslo
6 March | Space, San Diego
8 March | Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles
9 March | Swedish American Hall, San Francisco
11-14 March | SXSW, Austin
16 March | PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia
17 March | GreatScott, Boston
20 March | Union Pool, New York
21 March | Alphaville, New York
6 April | BRDCST @ Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
20 April | Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam
30 May | This Is Not A Love Song Festival, Nimes
15 June | Bergenfest, Bergen
5 July | Roskilde Festival, Roskilde
12 July | Mad Cool Festival, Madrid
2 -4 August | OFF Festival, Katowice
8 August | Haldern Pop Festival, Rees-Haldern
10 August | Oya Festival, Oslo
24 August | Check In Party, Gueret
29 August - 1 September | End Of The Road, Dorset