John DobsonComment

CHANT BY IDLES

John DobsonComment
CHANT BY IDLES

Five-piece Bristolian post-punk rockers Idles have a new EP out. Three years on from the acclaimed debut Welcome, they're back with MEAT. 
We feature Chant here, an homage to The Monks. Frontman Joe Talbot explains: "The Idles Chant was a celebration of us getting fucked up and watching The Monks go batshit on German TV. We were absolutely enamoured with them and felt we should pay tribute with our own version. The lyrics are a declaration of our belligerence, we wanted to have a positive anthem that fucked off all the cunts. I had an idea that I'd shave my head like they did and make it into a video, then I met one of the brothers from Fat White Family and he said not to because it made his brother look like a horrible fucker. I chose to do it because I love the one shot approach as it’s a vivid vision, and it's cheap."

MEAT is out now. And they're on Twitter @idlesband