IDLES: the horsey single

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Discover “Gift Horse”, the new single from the British group IDLES, from TANGK, their upcoming studio album.

IDLES, fond of strangeness and novelty, unveil “Gift Horse”, a brilliant piece of originality. Discover its clip, directed by David Helman, via the player below:

“Gift Horse” is a new extract from Tangknext studio album, whose release is announced on February 16. “In a group with musicians who do not have an academic background, it is common to communicate using onomatopoeia”explains guitarist and founding member, Mark Bowen. We didn’t want to give any clue about the content of the album, apart from this onomatopoeia. It matches him perfectly, but does not refer to any entry in the dictionary. It takes on its meaning when listening to the record.” The full interview will be available in our issue 159. You can pre-order it with the cover of your choice. Choose between Bob Marley or Green Day.

With Tangk, IDLES once again push their sonic and experimental boundaries. A concise and dense record, it shows a group that continues to stray from the beaten path, with enthusiasm mixed with controlled discomfort. There are also the singles “Dancer” and “Grace”.

Tangk will also be an opportunity for the British to do a European tour, which will be marked by the biggest date in Paris to date. See you at the Zénith on March 7. Places are on sale via the organizer’s website. This summer, find IDLES at the Beauregard Festival on July 4, at the Eurockéennes de Belfort on the 6th and at the Musilac Festival on the 10th.


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