Words: Kieran Webber | Header Image: Lindsay Melbourne 

More and more bands are starting to release live albums and we are all for it. Artists such as Ty Segall & The Oh Sees have been modern purveyors of the live album, a format many thought had died out. Today, we can add IDLES to the list of bands releasing live albums for us all to enjoy. IDLES will release their first live album ‘A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live At Le Bataclan’ on 6th December via Partisan Records.

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The limited double LP edition will be available across three different colours, each with their own individual artwork. All will be housed in deluxe gatefold packaging, and each will contain a booklet designed by Joe, featuring photographs from the show and a selection of poetry. The live album will also be available on CD and to download.

Speaking about the album, vocalist Joe Talbot says, “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.”

Check the live video of ‘Mother’ at Le Bataclan here:

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IDLES will also be heading out on a small tour throughout the UK that is now sold out (it sold out in 24hrs!)

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