Listen IDLES share new track ‘Mercedes Marxist’

IDLES by Pooneh Ghana

The Bristol band have shared their first new material since last year’s ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’.

Despite being in the middle of a rather hefty world tour, IDLES have shared a brand new track.

The Bristol quintet, who recently played a residency at London’s Electric Ballroom, have now offered up ‘Mercedes Marxist’, a track recorded during sessions for last year’s ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’.

A suitably raucous affair, it channels the similar adrenaline-driven spirit of their most recent album. The track’s also set to be released as a physical 7” on 2nd August, alongside another new track, ‘I Dream Gullioutine’.

Listen to ‘Mercedes Marxist’ below.

The band have also added a whole host more shows to their upcoming US tour. Those dates are as follows.

08 Albany, NY / Jupiter Hall*
10 Brooklyn, NY / Brooklyn Steel* (SOLD OUT)
11 Washington, DC / Rock & Roll Hotel* (SOLD OUT)
12 Washington, DC / Rock & Roll Hotel* (SOLD OUT)
14 Cleveland, OH / Beachland Ballroom* (SOLD OUT)
16 Kansas City, MO / recordBar* (SOLD OUT)
17 Dallas, TX / The Curtain Club* (SOLD OUT)
18 Austin, TX / Barracuda* (SOLD OUT)
20 Phoenix, AZ / Valley Bar* (SOLD OUT)
21 San Diego, CA / Belly Up* (SOLD OUT)
22 Los Angeles, CA / The Fonda* (SOLD OUT)
24 San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall* (SOLD OUT)
25 San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall* (SOLD OUT)
27 Portland, OR / Wonder Ballroom* (SOLD OUT)
28 Seattle, WA / Neumo’s* (SOLD OUT)
29 Detroit, MI / El Club#

30 Toronto, ON / Danforth Music Hall#

02 Chicago, IL / Lollapalooza
03 Minneapolis, MN / First Avenue#

05-06 + 11-13 Austin, TX-Austin City Limits
07 San Diego, CA / Observatory North Park^
08 Los Angeles, CA / The Wiltern^
10 San Francisco, CA / The Fillmore^
14 Washington, DC / 930 Club%
15 Philadelphia, PA / Union Transfer%
16 Boston, MA / Royale%
17 New York, NY / Terminal 5%

* w/Fontaines DC
#w/ A Place To Bury Strangers
^w/ Surfbort
%w/ Preoccupations

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