Idles have announced their first live album, A Beautiful Thing: Idles Live at Le Bataclan, and have shared the live version of 'Mother' taken from the record. The album follows a recent Mercury Prize nomination (and incendiary televised performance) for their critically acclaimed second album, Joy as an Act of Resistance, and celebrates a landmark couple of years for the band with a top five official UK album chart position, an Ivor Novello award for 'Best Album', a breath-taking Glastonbury performance, a completely individual appearance on Later With... Jools Holland and a number of sold out tours across the world.
Speaking about the album, 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 also recently announced a short tour for December to celebrate the bands recent string of achievements. All five dates went on to sell out within 24 hours.
A Beautiful Thing: Idles Live at Le Bataclan will be released December 6 via Partisan Records.