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IDLES Announce New Live Album Recorded at Le Bataclan, Share Live Video for “Mother”

A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan Due Out December 6 via Partisan

Oct 17, 2019 Photography by Lindsay Melbourne
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British political punks IDLES have announced a new live album, A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan, and shared its first single, a live version of "Mother," shared via a live video. The album was recorded at Le Bataclan in Paris (site of the tragic 2015 terrorist attack) and is due out on December 7 via Partisan. Listen to "Mother (Live at Le Bataclan)" below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

The band's frontman Joe Talbot had this to say about the album in a press release: "Our show at Bataclan was the end of a very long journey for us. On that tour we learnt so much about ourselves, each other and the audiences we have grown with over the past 10 years. That show was nothing short of catharsis and nothing more than love. We love what we do and the people who have carried us here, there was no hiding that at Bataclan and we are so very grateful that the moment was captured in all its glory, love and fatigue. Long live the open minded and long live the moment."

The album will be released on vinyl, CD, and download. A press release describes the vinyl release in more detail: "The limited double LP edition will be available across three different colors, each with their own individual artwork. All will be housed in deluxe gatefold packaging, and each will contain a booklet designed by frontman Joe Talbot, featuring photographs from the show and a selection of poetry."

IDLES released a new album, Joy as an Act of Resistance, last year via Partisan. Earlier this year they released a new 7-inch single, "Mercedes Marxist," which was recorded at the same time as the last album. The A-side was previously shared in May. Then in early August when the single was out they digitally released the B-side, "I Dream Guillotine," and also shared a video for "Mercedes Marxist." Also in August a remix of Joy as an Act of Resistance track "Colossus" by trip-hop pioneer Tricky was shared.

Joy as an Act of Resistance was nominated for this year's Mercury Prize.

Read our rave review of Joy as an Act of Resistance.

IDLES North American Tour Dates:

Mon 2 Dec Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom SOLD OUT
Tue 3 Dec Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom SOLD OUT
Wed 4 Dec Manchester, Academy SOLD OUT
Thu 5 Dec Leeds, O2 Academy SOLD OUT
Sat 7 Dec London, Alexandra Palace SOLD OUT 

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