IDLES share ‘Great (Live at Le Bataclan)’

IDLES live photo
Photo credit: Lindsay Melbourne

IDLES have shared a new live version of GREAT, which is lifted from their highly-anticipated first-ever live album ‘A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan’ which is out now via Partisan Records. Watch the video for GREAT (Live At Le Bataclan) via YouTube below.

The limited double LP edition is available across three different colours, each with their own individual artwork. All are housed in deluxe gatefold packaging, and each contain a booklet designed by Joe, featuring photographs from the show and a selection of poetry. ‘A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan’ is also be available to buy on CD and as a download.

The album marks the end of a remarkable year for the band, which included a recent Mercury Prize nomination (and incendiary televised performance) for their critically acclaimed second album ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’, a top 5 official UK album chart position, an Ivor Novello award for ‘Best Album’, a breathtaking Glastonbury performance, a completely individual appearance on Later With… Jools Holland and a number of sold out tours across the world.

IDLES were also recently chosen for Apple’s ongoing Shot On iPhone campaign, with billboards up now across the globe.

Speaking about the live album and its contents, vocalist Joe Talbot says, “Our show at Bataclan was the end of a very long journey for us. On that tour we learnt so much about ourselves, each other and the audiences we have grown with over the past 10 years. That show was nothing short of catharsis and nothing more than love. We love what we do and the people who have carried us here, there was no hiding that at Bataclan and we are so very grateful that the moment was captured in all its glory, love and fatigue. Long live the open minded and long live the moment.”

 IDLES live album Beautiful Thing cover artwork

‘A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan’ is out now via Partisan Records. Purchase it here