Watch: Idles debut ferocious new song at their biggest show to date

Idles gave fans a glimpse of their anticipated third album on Saturday (7 December), previewing the new track Grounds at their show at London’s Alexandra Palace. You can watch a snippet of the song below:

The sold-out show was the band’s biggest crowd to date, after a UK tour from the band. They are set to keep playing live next year, lending support to Pearl Jam on their 2020 European tour.


Idles’ next record, slated for a 2020 release, will feature the Bad Seeds’ Warren Ellis and follows 2017’s Brutalism and 2018’s Joy as an Act of Resistance. Joy saw a Mercury Prize nomination for the band and rocketed their politically-charged joyful punk into the mainstream.

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Idles are also involved in Fender Next. In our interview with Fender’s Neil Whitcher, he told us what he likes about their unique guitar approach: “They’re not shredding, they’re not overly high gain but they’re very loud. And they do with the level of passion and commitment that you don’t see very often.”

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