Watch: IDLES release raucous live video for ‘Carcinogenic’

In honour of Independent Venue Week

Bristol punks IDLES have shared a raucous live performance video for their Ultra Mono track, “Carcinogenic.”

While they were unable to tour their recently released album due to COVID-19, IDLES hosted a three day streaming event from London’s Abby Road studios. Now, in honour of Independent Venue Week, IDLES have shared a rowdy, gut-punching performance of “Carcinogenic.”

“Now more than ever independent musicians and the music industry at large need to unite to keep from being decimated,” IDLES’ Mark Bowen explains. “Between the pandemic and a government who not only don’t care about the future of the arts (especially independence within the arts) but take a pro-active role in its diminishment, independent venues are at greatest risk because they are mostly small businesses, not interested in profit or investors but in the nourishment of creative, open-minded, critical thinking.”

Watch the live video for “Carcinogenic” below.