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IDLES New Track ‘A Hymn’

IDLES have shared new track ‘A Hymn’, lifted from their hugely anticipated third album entitled ‘Ultra Mono’, due out on 25 September 2020.

The Bristol rockers have also shared an accompanying Ryan Gander directed music video, featuring the band driving around their hometown with their parents, offering a grey window into suburban English life.

Frontman Joe Talbot commented on the atmospheric track saying, “‘A Hymn’ is a hymn that rejoices in the sinister flesh-eating virus of the pedestrian. It sings the tune of normal’s teeth sinking into your neck as you sleep stood up with your eyes open. Amen.”

‘A Hymn’ follows previous tracks ‘Mr. Motivator’ and ‘Grounds’.


‘Ultra Mono’ was recorded in Paris and produced by Nick Launay and Adam ‘Atom’ Greenspan with additional programming by Kenny Beats. The album is the follow-up to 2018s ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ and features guest vocals from Jehnny Beth of Savages as well as further contributions from Warren Ellis of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, David Yow and Jamie Cullum.

In addition, Talbot recently launched a new virtual talk show called BALLEY TV, which has already featured the likes of Mike Skinner of The Streets and Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova, Lauren Mayberry from CHVRCHES and Hak Baker plus latest guests Arlo Parks and Billy Bragg.

IDLES have confirmed that they will stream three live performances from an iconic studio this August – details below:

29 August 2020 – 21:00 BST
29 August 2020 – 23:45 BST
30 August 2020 – 12:00 BST

Tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster

They will also join Liam Gallagher at his rescheduled Belsonic gig at Ormeau Park, Belfast on 30 June 2021, tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster

‘Ultra Mono’ Album Tracklisting:

Mr. Motivator
Kill Them With Kindness
Model Village
Ne Touche Pas Moi (feat. Jehnny Beth)
The Lover
A Hymn

Image Credit: Tom Ham

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