IDLES' new video for 'REIGNS' holds a mirror up to the voyeuristic middle-classes - watch here

The Bristol band's 6th video released from last year's album Ultra Mono pokes fun at the middle-class and their creature comforts, Attenborough style.
Posted: 12 January 2021 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall

The success of IDLES' 2020 album Ultra Mono is self-evident now, and the Bristol post-punks intend to hammer their liberal point home with their 6th video for single 'REIGNS'. 

Stock footage of the comfortable, sterile middle-classes enjoying the hunt of the physical, natural world from the safety of their front rooms holds a mirror to IDLES' own voyeuristic tendencies. 

Given the flack they've had about class tourism from the likes of Sleaford Mods and Fat White Family, it's a fairly funny poke at themselves. 

Check out the video below:

Ultra Mono is out now via Partisan Records.

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