IDLES - Ultra Mono [LP]
Catalogue No.: PTKF2186-1
Release Date: 25th September 2020
Following ‘Brutalism’ (2017) and ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’ (2018), two releases that garnered global critical acclaim, IDLES return with their highly anticipated third album - ‘Ultra Mono’.
Sonically constructed to capture the feeling of a hip hop record (including production contribution from Kenny Beats), the album doubles down on the vitriolic sneer and blunt social commentary of their past work. Not far beneath the surface of their selfadmitted sloganeering lies a deeply complex and brutally relevant album that chews up clichés and spits them out as high art for the masses.
Features guest vocals from Jehnny Beth (Savages) and contributions from Warren Ellis (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), David Yow (The Jesus Lizard) and Jamie Cullum. This is momentary acceptance of the self. This is ‘Ultra Mono’.
Video for ‘Model Village’ was directed by Michel Gondry (‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’).
Deluxe LP features gatefold packaging with two front covers, black vinyl, black and white printed dust sleeve and 28-page 11” x 11” catalogue featuring debossed ‘Ultra Mono’ on a matte cover.
‘Black and white vortex’ coloured vinyl LP comes in a single jacket and black and white printed dust sleeve.
Black vinyl LP in a single jacket with black and white printed dust sleeve.
Black cassette shell in a clear case with a shrinkwrap finish.
TV - Soccer AM, Sky Arts (new programme).
Press - Lead reviews & features in CRACK (cover), DIY (100th issue cover), Kerrang! (cover), NME (cover), Music Week (cover), MOJO, Q, Loud & Quiet, Record Collector, The Observer, The Guardian, Uncut, Vice, GQ, HUCK, The Line Of Best Fit, CLASH, The Guitar Magazine, Hero Magazine, The Forty-Five, HMV, Pitchfork, FADER.
Radio - Radio 1 Annie Mac premiere, Clara Amfo Hottest Record, playlist, 6 Music Steve Lamacq premiere, A-list.
Online - Three livestream shows at Abbey Road. Over 4K tickets sold for this.
Further Marketing - Extensive advertising campaign including national outdoor & TV ad buys.
Tourdates - Huge 2021 UK tour including five dates at Brixton Academy, three at Glasgow Barrowlands, two at Manchester Warehouse & more. Over 20k UK tickets sold in 1 hour from release.
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