Watch IDLES perform Gift Horse and A Gospel on Later… with Jools Holland

IDLES performed Gift Horse and A Gospel on a recent episode of Later… with Jools Holland – watch both videos now.

Watch IDLES perform Gift Horse and A Gospel on Later… with Jools Holland
Emily Carter

Still riding high from this year’s TANGK, IDLES recently hit Later… with Jools Holland to play a couple of the album’s tracks.

The Bristol crew gave two unsurprisingly fantastic performances on the legendary British BBC show, airing Gift Horse and A Gospel in Jools’ famous studio.

Speaking with Kerrang! in a track-by-track interview about TANGK, vocalist Joe Talbot said of the former single: “That was Jon [Beavis, drums] and Dev [Adam Devonshire, bass], in Bristol. I was working with Jon, just the two of us, doing beats. I was trying to get him to listen to disco and techno and stuff, and find pocket grooves and work on those. They started just jamming that out and it felt great. And then I wrote the song around it. The lyrics are about my daughter, and they just wrote themselves, really.”

And of the latter, Joe shared that, “This is one that [guitarist Mark] Bowen wrote himself. He recorded it on his phone, and it's really personal to him. You could hear his kid on the recording and stuff. It's a quiet song, a piano song, and we didn't actually talk about it – I just did it because my mate needed me to do it for him. I was a bit nervous about it, because I didn't want to fuck it up after he’d done something so good. I think it means something to me, about an ex-girlfriend, but that’s probably not what Bowen was thinking about when he wrote it.”

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