Idles post War video from new album Ultra Mono

Idles playing Brooklyn Steel on May 10th, 2019 (Paul Bachmann / Live4ever)

Mark Bowen with Idles playing Brooklyn Steel on May 10th, 2019 (Paul Bachmann / Live4ever)

Idles posted an official video for War upon the release of their new album Ultra Mono last Friday.

The opener from the band’s third studio record certainly sets the tone lyrically for an album which closes ranks and launches retaliatory assaults on those on the over side of the AF fence. “More adamantly political than on either of their previous two albums, Idles have got your back and will fight beside you with a clarity of purpose from the get-go,” our 9/10 review reads.

“It would be a crime against emphasis to state that War sets the scene; it’s a full throttle, ferocious Molotov cocktail of Armageddon disguised as music. It’s rock music as apocalyptic rainfall, bludgeoning us while we sado-masochistically drink it all in. ”

“Singer and lyricist Joe Talbot readily admits that his unfiltered contributions and unqualified sincerity act well as blunt instruments (indeed, that’s his strength), and in case the message isn’t received he shouts the song title repetitively, just to hammer the point home.”

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