IDLES Announce New Album, Ultra Mono
After yesterday’s bizarre 30-second teaser video of a naked man bracing to get hit with a pink gym ball, it’s now become clear exactly what the clip was referencing: the cover of IDLES’ highly-anticipated new LP, Ultra Mono.
As well as confirming details of album number three, the Bristol punks have also unveiled a new single, Grounds. The track was debuted live last year on IDLES’ UK headline tour, and now comes accompanied by a really great Rob French-directed video, too.
“We wanted to write a song that embodied self-belief, and gave us self-belief – a counter-punch to all the doubt we build up from all the noise we so easily let in,” explains frontman Joe Talbot.
“We wanted to make the sound of our own hearts’ marching band, armed with a jack hammer and a smile. We wanted to make the sound of our engine starting. So we did. Thank you.”
Ultra Mono is due out on September 25 via Partisan Records, with IDLES confirming several unique livestreams in the run-up to the release. You can get your tickets for those right here.
Watch Grounds below:
The tracklist for Ultra Mono is as follows:
3. Mr. Motivator
5. Kill Them With Kindness
6. Model Village
7. Ne Touche Pas Moi (feat. Jehnny Beth)
10. The Lover
11. A Hymn
And the artwork looks like this:
Catch IDLES live (well… virtually) at the following:
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