IDLES Share New Single 'Mercedes Marxist'

IDLES by Stewart Baxter.

IDLES by Stewart Baxter.

Northern UK punks IDLES have delivered yet another belter with new single ‘Mercedes Marxist’. Riding on their usual recipe of restless and invigorating arrangements, there’s a rawness that cuts through both musically and lyrically.

The band said of the track, “Mercedes Marxist was a strange beast for us, after Rottweiler, it was the first song we wrote for Joy as an Act of Resistance. I was pissed off at what I was and where I was: I was sofa surfing on the weekends and spending the weeks looking after my mum. My life balance was way off and this song reflects just how useless I felt. It was me at my worst and without any buoyancy it became catharsis. It was the last splurge from Brutalism so we omitted it. I like it now.”

The single will be released as a 7” on 2nd August via Partisan Records / Inertia Records.