IDLES announce new MEAT EP for self-release on October 30th.

After taking a hiatus from the live circuit since the release of their debut EP, Welcome, the band aptly describe how they took the time out to perfect their writing process and, “bleed out a s**t tonne of songs that we’re truly proud of.” The result is four tracks of tight, unapologetic, primitive post-punk that pummels hard and strikes to the throat.

“‘The Idles Chant’ was a celebration of us getting fucked up and watching the YouTube clip of The Monks going batshit on German TV,” front man Joe Talbot explains of their new music video’s inspiration. “We were absolutely enamoured with them and felt we should pay tribute with our own version. The lyrics are a declaration of our belligerence, we wanted to have a positive anthem that f***ed off all the c**ts. I had an idea that I’d shave my head like they did and make it into a video, then I met one of the brothers from Fat White Family and he said not to because it made his brother look like a horrible f***er. I chose to do it because I love the one shot approach as it’s a vivid vision, and it’s cheap.”

Pre-order MEAT here:

October Tour Dates

14th Bristol, Louisiana (EP release show)

28th London, Old Blue Last (EP release show)

IDLES are: Joe Talbot, Mark Bowen, Lee Kiernan, Adam Devonshire, Jon Beavis.

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