Idles Live at Abbey Road stream review


2020 is the longest we have gone without live music in almost 20 years. We miss them so much and our hearts go out to everyone in the industry who has been affected (mentally, physically and financially) by the devastation caused by both the pandemic and lack of adequate government support. It’s incredible to think…

Idles Model Village still from video directed by Michel Gondry and Olivier Gondry

Idles – ‘Model Village’


Idles have shared the Michel Gondry- (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Daft Punk, The White Stripes) and Olivier Gondry-directed (in collaboration with WePresent) video for new single ‘Model Village’ – the fourth track to be taken from forthcoming album ‘Ultra Mono’ (25 September). The song finds Joe Talbot rallying against the small-town fishbowl mentality…

Idles – ‘A Hymn’


Idles have shared ‘A Hymn’ – the third single to be taken from their eagerly awaited third album ‘Ultra Mono’ (out on 25 September via Partisan Records. Directed by Ryan Gander, the video finds the band driving various parents to supermarkets – encountering all aspects of grey and drizzly suburban English life along the way.…

Spectral Nights: Top Glastonbury Festival Sets


As we’ve now reached 1,000 posts* (as our friends at For the Rabbits said when they reached this landmark, that’s a lot of words to basically say ‘I like this song/band/album etc’) we thought we’d look back over the Glastonbury Festivals we’ve attended and choose a set that lit up Worthy Farm from each year.…

Idles Never Fight a Man With a Perm

Idles – ‘Never Fight a Man with a Perm’ video


Following on from one of THE Glastonbury moments on the Park Stage and ahead of a sold-out tour of huge venues later this year, Idles have shared the animated video for live favourite ‘Never Fight a Man with a Perm’. Put together by the team behind Fluffer Records (Al Brown, Russell Taysom & Stella Belle…

Idles Great

Idles – ‘Great’ video


Idles offer scathing and darkly humorous observations (‘Islam didn’t eat your hamster, change isn’t a crime) on what the likes of Brexit and Trump have done to communities across the world in pro-immigration anthem, ‘Great’. The fourth song to be released ahead of their second album ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’ (out 31 August),…

Idles Samaritans

Idles – ‘Samaritans’ video


Idles are an increasingly vital presence in today’s fractured world and we’re all eagerly awaiting the release of their second album ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’ at the end of August. ‘Samaritans’, the third song to be aired from the record, opens with chunky riffs and ferocious drums before Joe Talbot spits out lyrics…