- 12 Jan 21
"How does it feel to have blue blood coursing through your veins?" Talbot asks of the listener, while the audience watch wildebeest face a violent death.
Bristol rock band IDLES have shared the eccentric video for 'Reigns', the latest track to be released from their third album Ultra Mono.
The new visuals for the riotous song see the British punks see a variety of families and friends sit down in their homes to watch a nature documentary, only for the clip to take a dark twist.
The audience's apparent boredom is replaced with sheer joy when they’re shown scenes of lions and tigers ferociously attacking a herd of wildebeest in the wild.
This latest IDLES video follows on from the black-and-white animated clip for ‘Kill Them With Kindness’, which debuted last month, where the band were immortalised in cartoon form.
IDLES’ third album Ultra Mono topped the UK album charts in its first week.
"If there were fears that IDLES were going to tone down their trademark intensity with the arrival of mainstream success, rest assured – Brutalism and Joy As An Act Of Resistance were the warm-ups for what is undoubtedly their most urgent, direct and unapologetically political album yet," Lucy O'Toole wrote for Hot Press on the project.
Read the full Hot Press review of the album here.
Lead singer Joe Talbot sat down with Hot Press back in October 2020 to chat about class divides, self-acceptance, the state of England, online hate, Black Lives Matter, Fontaines D.C. and Ultra Mono; read the full interview here.
Check out the bloodthirsty video for 'Reigns' below: