IDLES Tears Down WNXP Nashville’s Sonic Cathedral

Don’t let appearance or the abrasiveness of their music fool you, Britain’s IDLES are as kind and thoughtful as they are raucous. The band visited WNXP’s Sonic Cathedral to preview the new album, CRAWLER, and play standout tracks from their 2020 effort Ultra Mono.

Frontman Joe Talbot and bandmate Mark Bowen explained how Ultra Mono served as an effigy of the band, solidifying IDLES’s identity with fans. Now the band is pushing the boundaries of that identity with their new album, produced by Kenny Beats. That sonic expansion is immediately evident in the first single “The Beachland Ballroom.”

Watch IDLES perform “The Beachland Ballroom,” “Mr. Motivator” and “Grounds” live from the Sonic Cathedral at WNXP Nashville.

IDLES release their new album, CRAWLER, this Friday, November 12 on Partisan Records.