IDLES share video for new single 'A Hymn' - watch it here

The latest single from the Bristol band's highly-anticipated third album Ultra Mono acts as its emotional centrepiece.
Posted: 14 July 2020 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall

As the release of highly-anticipated third album Ultra Monos draws ever closer, IDLES reveal the next single from the album alongside the accompanying video for 'A Hymn'.

Directed by Ryan Gander, the simplistic video sees members of the band driving throughout grey suburban Bristol with their parents, visualising their heartfelt tensions between familial love, residential living, and small-town boredom implored by what is likely to be Ultra Mono's emotional centrepiece.

Of the track, frontman Joe Talbot says: "‘A Hymn’ is a hymn that rejoices in the sinister flesh-eating virus of the pedestrian. It sings the tune of normal's teeth sinking into your neck as you sleep stood up with your eyes open. Amen.” Precisely what I said, then.

Successfully sustaining their ethos as one of Britain's hardest-working bands, IDLES are still grafting despite the total lack of live music in the run up to what is already looking to be a contender for album of the year, with pre-release livestreamed shows scheduled shows for 29-30th August and episodes of lockdown chat-show Balley TV released bi-weekly featuring guest spots from Mike Skinner (The Streets), Lauren Mayberry (CHVRCHES), Arlo Parks, Billy Bragg and others.

Check out the video for 'A Hymn' below:

Ultra Mono is out on 25th September via Partisan Records.

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