IDLES team up with Kenny Beats for new album

IDLES, Glastonbury 2019 © Chris Cooper
© Chris Cooper

The Bristol band have confirmed that they’re working on a new album.

IDLES have revealed that their third LP is in the works. In an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, frontman Joe Talbot said, “We’ve got a new album, it’s being mixed right now.”

He added, “The producers we’ve got is Nick Launay and Adam ‘Atom’ Greenspan and we’ve got another guy. I don’t know if I’m supposed to mention him. Kenny Beats. I’m gonna get in so much trouble, man.”

Producer Kenny Beats, who joined the conversation via FaceTime, replied with, “Let me just say though IDLES are the best band in the whole world.”

“I heard IDLES and was like this is all I want to work on, this is all I want to do, these guys are the best. I got into their DMs and told them that. Luckily we got to meet and the proof is in the pudding. I care so much and I think they can tell. It has nothing to do with anybody knowing we’re working together or money or anything. I love what they’re doing. I want to be a part, so now everyone knows I’m a part of it.”

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