Idles frontman Joe Talbot has paid tribute to his late mother by having some of her ashes printed up into a limited vinyl run of their debut album ‘Brutalism’ ahead of their biggest headline shows yet in April 2018.
The record, which featured a photo of Talbot’s mother on the sleeve, included songs dedicated to her, and the special edition will be released on the band’s Big Cartel on October 30.
Talbot commented: “Our music has saved us in many ways. My old dear didn't have the luxury of finding something that could save her; I've had her ashes pressed into 100 vinyl to symbolise just how important she was to this album, to this band and of course to me and my drive to exist in the most loving and honest me.
”We strive to make music that invigorates people to express themselves freely without prejudice or mockery. Now you can see that we've put everything into our art so that maybe you can too. Don't go gentle. All is love.”
Following their support slots on the final trio of Maccabees shows at Alexandra Palace and with Foo Fighters at the O2 last month, the band have also announced two headline gigs for April 2018, their biggest shows yet. Idles play Gorilla in Manchester on April 18 and Heaven in London on April 19. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday October 27.