- 06 Dec 19
Check out the exhilarating live video of IDLES performing 'GREAT.'
Today, IDLES have shared a new live version of 'GREAT', which is taken from their highly-anticipated live album A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan which is out today on Partisan Records. We know the record is great, after all, the group were the honorable recipients of Hot Press' 2019 Gig of the Year award- which you can read all about in the new annual issue.
The limited double LP edition is available across three different colors, each with their own individual artwork. All are housed in deluxe gatefold packaging, and each contain a booklet designed by Joe, featuring photographs from the show and a selection of poetry. A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan is also be available to buy on CD and as a download.
The album marks the end of a remarkable year for the band, which included a recent Mercury Prize nomination (and incendiary televised performance) for their critically acclaimed second album "Joy as an Act of Resistance", a top 5 official UK album chart position, an Ivor Novello award for 'Best Album', a breathtaking Glastonbury performance, a completely individual appearance on Later With... Jools Holland and a number of sold-out tours across the world.
IDLES was also recently chosen for Apple’s ongoing Shot On iPhone campaign, with billboards up now across the globe.
Speaking about the live album and its contents, vocalist Joe Talbot says, "Our show at Bataclan was the end of a very long journey for us. On that tour we learned 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."
Check out 'GREAT' now: