Bristol punks IDLES have announced their forthcoming album Ultra Mono, which drops on September 25th. As part of the announcement, they’ve shared a new track called “Grounds.”
The 12-track album is “sonically structured to capture the feeling of a hip-hops record,” according to a statement. Ultra Mono is set to see contributions from acts like Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ Warren Ellis, The Jesus Lizard’s David Yow, and jazz songwriter Jamie Cullum.
“We wanted to write a song that embodied self-belief, and gave us self-belief – a counter-punch to all the doubt we build up from all the noise we so easily let in,” Talbot explains of “Grounds.” “We wanted to make the sound of our own hearts’ marching band, armed with a jack hammer and a smile. We wanted to make the sound of our engine starting. So we did. Thank you.”
Listen to “Grounds” and check out the tracklist for Ultra Mono below.