Gli Idles hanno remixato Wedding Bells dei Metronomy, brano contenuto in Metronomy Forever, sesto album in studio della band inglese rilasciato lo scorso 13 settembre.
Dopo gli esaltanti Brutalism (Balley Records, 2017) e Joy as an Act of Resistance (Partisan Records, 2018), gli Idles sono al lavoro sul loro terzo album in studio e alle registrazioni ha preso parte anche Warren Ellis (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Dirty Three e Grinderman).
Nonostante le registrazioni del nuovo disco, gli Idles hanno realizzato per la prima un remix ufficiale per un’altra band. Mark Bowen, il chitarrista, ha detto sul pezzo:
Metronomy were one of the first bands IDLES connected over. We saw their live show, when they had the push lights on their chests and did the awesome dance routines, that emboldened us to think more and put more into our live shows. There is also something about the way they use discordant notes and soundclashes in a very blissful way that informs much of our own songwriting.
With this remix I wanted to replicate those halcyon days of DJing at indie discos; scrambling online for some bootleg blissed out remix to play to teenagers in a dingy room, high on life and disco biscuits. Metronomy Forever!
I had no idea that the (joint) best band in the country could also turn out indie disco remixes like this?! Where the hell have I been? Thanks Dev, thanks Idles, your stamp of approval is probably the coolest thing that’s happened to us since we played Trash.