IDLES’ new record, Ultra Mono, has been released today. It follows their acclaimed records Brutalism and Joy As An Act Of Resistance, and the band’s meteoric rise as their acceptance-infused take on post-punk resonated with the strange times we’ve found ourselves in. The album release comes alongside a video for the opener WAR – take a look above.
Frontman Joe Talbot said of the album’s release: “ULTRA MONO is the acceptance of now and I and you. We are not the same but behold something together that is true: the moment. I can not control anything but my ideas, my actions and my emotions, I can not control yours. In allowing our art to be momentary, we give ourselves and you the opportunity to perceive who we all are now as truth. It is an engine of all that we can’t control: our race, our age, our class and our past in the form of what we control absolutely – our music, our now.
“Joy is still an act of resistance. No more apologies. We will work hard and work honestly. Ultra Mono is joy’s engine and it goes.
“We hope that you feel a sense of strength and purpose from listening to Ultra Mono. It is meant to fill you with the violence love and the rhythm of now. You are now. You are all.
“All is love.”
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