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IDLES release new live album

IDLES have shared a new, live version of ‘GREAT’, which is taken from their first-ever live album “A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan’ that was recorded in Paris in 2019.

Each limited edition LP contains a booklet designed by vocalist Joe Talbot, featuring photographs from the show and a selection of poetry.

It caps a great year for the band which included a Mercury Prize nomination for their second album “Joy as an Act of Resistance”.

Speaking about the live album, Joe 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.”

IDLES recently performed a number of UK shows that featured new material from an as-yet-untitled new album set for 2020.

“‘A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan” is out now via Partisan Records.