IDLES unveil ‘Ultra Mono’ album details alongside ‘Grounds’ single


IDLES have shared thunderous call-to-action single ‘Grounds’, one of the hihglights from their recently announced forthcoming record.

The band will release their anticipated third album – ‘Ultra Mono’ – on September 25 via Partisan Records.

Frontman Joe Talbot says of ‘Grounds’: “We wanted to write a song that embodied self-belief, and gave us self-belief – a counter-punch to all the doubt we build up from all the noise we so easily let in.

Listen to ‘Grounds’ by IDLES on the Official Fantasy Premier League Playlist on Spotify.

Joe continues, ‘We wanted to make the sound of our own hearts’ marching band, armed with a jack hammer and a smile. We wanted to make the sound of our engine starting. So we did. Thank you.”

Ahead of release, IDLES will also host a series of three live performances from an iconic studio space (to be named later) on Aug 29 & 30, which will be professionally recorded, filmed, and livestreamed.

Recorded in Paris and produced by Nick Launay and Adam ‘Atom’ Greenspan, with Kenny Beats providing additional programming, Ultra Mono was sonically constructed to capture the feeling of a hip-hop record.

Across all twelve brutally relevant tracks, the band double down on the vitriolic sneer and blunt social commentary of their past work, with themes of active presence, inclusivity, class, gender inequality, nationalism, community, and toxic masculinity remaining ever-present.

Ultra Mono also features guest vocals from Jehnny Beth (Savages), and additional guest contributions from Warren Ellis (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), David Yow and Jamie Cullum.

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