Idles have confirmed their third album Ultra Mono will be released on September 25th.
Described by Joe Talbot when speaking to Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music as, ‘the most Idles they can be’, it’ll contain special guests including Jehnny Beth and many lyrics which were written on the spot in the studio.
Already a live favourite, new single Grounds is following lead Mr. Motivator today as Idles prepare to follow 2018’s landmark Joy As An Act Of Resistance. Why is it so highly anticipated? Live4ever attempted to answer that question:
“The band, seemingly, had had another premonition in the studio and written a rallying cry for a time which hadn’t yet arrived,” our look-ahead feature reads. “One track in, and they’d grabbed what it’s law to call ‘these strange and unpredictable times’ by the scruff of its strange and unpredictable neck.”
“So in turn, if there was ever a year that needed Idles, it’s 2020. Other artists are writing in lockdown, others are inviting fans to star in their videos, still others on Instagram desperately trying to show us how to get an F chord right. But if its lead single is anything to go by, it’ll be this band’s spooky sixth sense which makes their third album the chapter, verse and final word on an almighty annus horribilis.”
Ultra Mono tracklist:
Kill Them With Kindness
Ne Touche Pas Moi (feat. Jehnny Beth)