Idles – A Hymn (Partisan) 

Release Date: Out Now

I want to say Idles are back but feel like they are a welcome and benevolent omnipresence in our lives these days so I’ll just say ‘Idles are’. The Bristolian five-piece’s new single, ‘A Hymn’, starts like the emerging noodlings of a practising garage band before emerging gently in to something with more edge, more sinister energy but also the fragility that Idles are so famous for. This is a five minute opus that takes it’s time to unfold like a flower under dawn’s early light but that repeated refrain of “I wanna be loved, everybody does” is drenched in sadness as the accompanying video shows the band driving and being driven to Tesco for a bit of shopping. As you do.

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