The song doubles down on the (self-admitted) sloganeering and social commentary that's become the band’s signature
IDLES have returned with a new track, 'Mr. Motivator', a battering ram of positivity that’s also the first preview of their highly anticipated third LP due out later this year.
The song doubles down on the (self-admitted) sloganeering and social commentary that's become the band’s signature, yet here more than ever they’re able to take clichés and turn them into music that’s deeply complex and brutally relevant.
IDLES frontman Joe Talbot said: "We want to start this journey with a means to not only encapsulate the album’s sentiment, but to encourage our audience to dance like no one is watching and plough through these dark times with a two tonne machete of a song and the most beautiful community of scumbags ever assembled. Let’s go. All is love.”
IDLES last album ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ was one of the best reviewed rock records of 2018, debuting top 5 on the official UK album charts. ‘Joy’ earned the band instantly legendary performances at Glastonbury, Jools Holland, NPR’s Tiny Desk, and sold out tours across the world.
They also won the coveted Ivor Novello Award for Best Album and were nominated for the Mercury Prize and a BRIT Award.