You just line up nine amplifiers, max them out, and let them smash everyone in the face. Instead, the message is simply loud and brutal. The multi-instrumentalist recorded and produced the LP in the basement of his own Brooklyn home, and tracking was completed in March just as the coronavirus took hold of the city. 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RTÉ is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. RTÉ.ie is the website of Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Ireland's National Public Service Media. For IDLES, the opportunity to play at a historic venue without an audience felt strange, but they utilized the show to tap into the “desolation” of our current moment. Lyrics bluntly indicate support of a variety of social movements, but these lines come off as non sequiturs. Today, they have reunited after four years for the release of a new album called Spilligion. endorses violence, even if it is a violent album. “War” starts off the album with a clear emphasis on IDLES’ concept of violence. Tracklist: 01 – Life – … The rare moments that are both memorable and enjoyable are deviations from the norm, the exceptions that confirm the rule: The guitar on “Carcinogenic,” for example, or the piano on “Kill Them With Kindness.” The album certainly has enjoyable moments like these, but they are few and far between, and rarely connect with one another in an insightful way. However, the acknowledgement of platitudes does not excuse their overuse. The crushing drums and twisted guitars are vicious and quick, and they underline the band’s message with the grace of an elephant and the subtlety of a brick. © RTÉ 2020. The album is dark but full of love, offering much light in these otherwise depressing times. In fact, such acknowledgement backfires, turning the songs on Ultra Mono into incomprehensible word soup. Your support is essential to maintaining this coverage. However, the acknowledgement of platitudes does not excuse their overuse. Speaking about the new song, frontman Joe Talbot says: "We wanted to write a song that embodied self-belief, and gave us self-belief - a counter-punch to all the doubt we build up from all the noise we so easily let in. These sounds — loud, booming, brutal — serve as the bread and butter for. Idles Announces New Album Ultra Mono for September 2020 Release and Shares New Song “Grounds” Home. “Ne Touche Pas Moi” comes the closest to emulating a thrashing mosh pit, and this is almost certainly deliberate. Every Friday, Consequence of Sound rounds up some of the week’s noteworthy new album releases. The follow-up to 2019’s What the Brokenhearted Do…, Fear of Death was recorded with an all-star band comprised of Weyes Blood, The Lemon Twigs, Jonathan Rado, Drew Erickson, and Trey Pollard. N ice guys don’t always finish last. The guitars rage without a real purpose; the drums bang without cause. “We wanted to have a very transparent, vulnerable show that exemplified what’s going on,” Talbot said. Thank you.". They’re aware of the juxtaposition, and they’re not changing it any time soon. Bob Mould, photo by Blake Little Photography. Motivator” to jokingly play up the band’s reputation for cliche. “I didn’t know that this record was going to be so focused on death when I was writing it,” he explained. That’s fucking beautiful.”. has all the subtlety of “Conor McGregor with a samurai sword on rollerblades” — one of many images used on the song “Mr. It is a juvenile album, one that is mad as a hornet with no understanding of why and no direction in which to turn that anger. Ultra Mono has all the subtlety of “Conor McGregor with a samurai sword on rollerblades” — one of many images used on the song “Mr. And that uplift was the ultimate goal. 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It is also a clear-cut, black-and-white place, as emphasized by the title of the band’s new album.