Listen IDLES share new track ‘Mercedes Marxist’

IDLES share new track 'Mercedes Marxist'
Photo: 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

IDLES play Standon Calling (25th - 28th July) and Truck (26th - 28th July) where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit for more information.

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