This September, Idles adopted up their acclaimed 2018 document Pleasure As An Act Of Resistance with their raucous LP Extremely Mono. Persevering with to take care of their full of life power and their love for animated movies, Idles share their playful visible alongside the current monitor “Kill Them With Kindness.”
Animated in a whimsical style, the visible exhibits vocalist Joe Talbot and his fellow band mates utilizing kindness to their deathly benefit. The black-and-white video was animated by Pip Williamson and directed by James Carbutt, who stated the clip’s pub setting relies on an actual bar: “The dingy pub setting in the film is based on the Working Men’s Clubs of my hometown, Barnsley. It was nice to imagine IDLES bursting in and spreading a message of love. During our research we discovered that no two Wetherspoons carpets are the same, they are all unique like snowflakes, so yeah making this film was a wild ride.”
Chatting with Uproxx in an interview concerning the album, Talbot stated that stomping round on stage, as seen within the “Kill Them With Kindness” video, is definitely an act of tenderness:
“If you look at the most tender moments in your life when you’ve been the most sincere and loving to someone, they’re the most violent, potent, and memorable moments. People confuse tenderness with softness. Tenderness can be something that cuts through everything else like an explosion. Stamping my feet comes from love and empathy as much as it does anger and shame. I’m definitely violent on stage but that comes from all sorts of emotions. Sadness, loss, love, lust. Sometimes I’m just hungry.”
Watch Idles’ “Kill Them With Kindness” video above.
Extremely Mono is out now through Partisan. Get it right here.