Idles premiere Reigns video

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)

It’s the latest in a string of promos since the release by Idles of Ultra Mono last year.

Idles have premiered their video for Reigns.

It shines new light on what is, along with A Hymn, arguably the highlight of an album which Live4ever picked as one of 2020’s best.

“The glib humour has largely gone, which is a shame but understandable. Serious times demand serious statements, and the righteous fury comes to a head on two tracks which sit side-by-side; Carcinogenic and Reigns,” our review reads.

“The former is a full-on, no-holds barred attack against austerity, climate change and public sector cuts, and drops in the non-more relevant line, ‘the lunatics have taken over the asylum’.”

“The latter is a superior big brother, a rage against the elite with a characteristically wobbly bassline from Dev (excellent throughout) holding things together while all else descends into sci-fi rock chaos of which Muse would be proud.”

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