IDLES Announce Third LP Ultra Mono & Lead Single 'Grounds'

The new full-length from the Bristol punks will be released on 25th September.
Posted: 16 June 2020 Words: John Bell Photos: Tom Ham

IDLES have today revealed news of their third studio album Ultra Mono, set for release on 25th September on the band's label Partisan Records. The announcement comes with the stirring lead single 'Grounds', which the band had incorporated into several of their live shows at the end of 2019 – you can watch the video directed by Rob French below. 

Speaking of the track, frontman Joe Talbot says:

"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. 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."

IDLES will also host three livestreamed performances from 29-30 August – tickets are available now

The new record was recorded in Paris and produced by Nick Launay – who has previously worked with the likes of Nick Cave, Arcade Fire  as well as Adam ‘Atom’ Greenspan and includes additional programming from Kenny Beats

Ultra Mono tracklist:

1. War
2. Grounds
3. Mr. Motivator
4. Anxiety
5. Kill Them With Kindness
6. Model Village
7. Ne Touche Pas Moi (feat. Jehnny Beth)
8. Carcinogenic
9. Reigns
10. The Lover
11. A Hymn
12. Danke

Hear more from IDLES here.

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