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Idles covered Kanye West's 'Send It Up' in session for BBC Radio 1

They also laid down new album tracks 'Danny Nedelko' and 'Great'.
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Published: 5:24 pm, August 15, 2018Words: Stephen Ackroyd. Photos: Frances Beach.
Idles covered Kanye West's 'Send It Up' in session for BBC Radio 1

Fresh off delivering a new track yesterday, ‘Great’, Bristol ballers (yes, ballers, shut up, we’ll make it work - Ed) Idles have been ‘in session’ on BBC Radio 1.

Performing live for Annie Mac, the band laid down the traditional ‘two songs and a cover’. So, as well as performing the mighty ‘Danny Nedelko’ and the previously mentioned ‘Great’, they also offered up their take on Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ cut ‘Send It Up’.

Speaking about their version, frontman Joe Talbot offered “We don’t do covers, and you’re about to hear why.”

“It’s my favourite song on ‘Yeezus’, and ‘Yeezus’ was one of the most influential albums on us as a band for its bravery and its tone,” he continues, adding “everything about it is just beautiful.”

He goes on to describe it as “the last bastion of punk music in my life, so far” and describes it as representing a “part of our life before ‘Brutalism' where that album came in and put a firework in us.”

You can check out the session in full, below.

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