IDLES Confirm New Album: “It’s Being Mixed Right Now”
It’s been another momentous year for IDLES, and the Bristol punk heroes have just topped off 2019 by confirming that they’ve got a new record on the way.
Revealing the news to Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 last night (December 11), frontman Joe Talbot announced that the follow-up to 2018’s Joy As An Act Of Resistance was produced by Kenny Beats, and is in fact “being mixed right now” in Los Angeles.
“We’ve got a new album it’s being mixed right now in your city actually,” Joe tells Zane. “The producers we’ve got is Nick Launay and Adam ‘Atom’ Greenspan and we’ve got another guy… I don’t know if I’m supposed to mention him. Kenny Beats. I’m gonna get in so much trouble, man.”
“Oh my god,” replies Kenny. “Joe you can’t give this info, Joe!”
“I didn’t know what to do – I didn’t have anything else,” says Joe.
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“Now my information about my career isn’t even safe,” jokes Kenny. “Let me just say, though, IDLES are the best band in the whole world. That’s what I said to them. I think this is a good lesson for anybody else who is pigeonholed or pushed into doing what they do best and only that. I heard IDLES and was like, ‘This is all I want to work on; this is all I want to do. These guys are the best.’ I got into their DMs and told them that and luckily we got to meet, and the proof is in the pudding. I care so much and I think they can tell. It has nothing to do with anybody knowing we’re working together, or money, or anything. I love what they’re doing I want to be a part so now everyone knows I’m a part of it.”
Listen to the interview below:
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