By Kieran Webber
The Bristol post-punk band IDLES recently dropped their third single ‘A Hymn’, taken from their forthcoming album ‘Ultra Mono’ (out September 25th via Partisan Records).
The latest release a more sombre and brooding take on their sound, remiscent of the bands earlier releases. Lyrically it offers a bleak insight into life in British suburbia. A dark, grey soundscape fills the track and accompanying visuals represent the mundane. After two up-beat, high tempo releases ‘A Hymn’ represents the bands more darker tones. As ever IDLES songwriting ability is on full show here, a deeply personal song that resonates with many.
Speaking on the track frontman Joe Talbot says “‘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.”
Listen to ‘A Hymn’ here: