An invocation of suburban boredom
Jessie Atkinson
17:30 14th July 2020

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IDLES have shared the third single from their forthcoming album Ultra Mono. 'A Hymn' is a five-minute piece of the third record, which is arriving via Partisan in September. There's a new video arrived too: a piece of heartwarming home film.

Melancholy but oddly hopeful, 'A Hymn' churns through five-minutes of electric chatter and grind. The light, relentless strumming of the guitar is an IDLES characteristic: this LP centrepiece will likely be the opener in future live shows.

Joe sings about modern day suburban drudgery on the single, remembering losing "ten pounds for the wedding" and noting that "teletext has a place in my heart". It's mirrored by a lovely but oridinary show of each band member visiting the shops with their parents.

Who looks the most like their rents? Cast your votes:

"‘A Hymn’ is a hymn that rejoices in the sinister flesh-eating virus of the pedestrian. It sings the tune of normal's teeth sinking into your neck as you sleep stood up with your eyes open. Amen" frontman Joe Talbot says of the song's themes.

Fans can bag a ticket to three live performances to be streamed from an unnamed iconic studio...see those dates below:

29 - 9pm BST
29 - 11.45pm BST
30 - 12pm BST

Ultra Mono Tracklist:

1. War
2. Grounds
3. Mr. Motivator
4. Anxiety
5. Kill Them With Kindness
6. Model Village
7. Ne Touche Pas Moi (feat. Jehnny Beth)
8. Carcinogenic
9. Reigns
10. The Lover
11. A Hymn
12. Danke

Ultra Mono arrives 25 September via Partisan.

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Photo: Tom Ham