IDLES and Heavy Lungs have released split 7” single, featuring two tracks written of the fraternal love between the bands’ respective frontmen. Coinciding with the release, Heavy Lungs have revealed a brand new video to accompany their track Blood Brother, a reference to their front man’s close relationship with IDLES’ Joe Talbot. IDLES return the favour with their anthem Danny Nedelko, a direct reference to the Heavy Lungs singer of the same name.
Heavy Lungs’ Danny Nedelko said:
“The ‘Blood Brother’ video is a collaboration with our friend Elliot Pearce, who also directed the video for ‘Stutter’. The video is a visually driven narrative that echoes the lyrical content of the song. However, it ultimately stands alone as a separate piece of surrealistic art driven by Elliot’s creative interpretation of the song.”
Following their support role for IDLES’ sold out UK tour last month, Heavy Lungs have their own headline UK tour early next year.
IDLES meanwhile, have announced their plans to auction off all the artwork from their pop-up exhibitions in London, New York and Paris, to raise money for Samaritans. The band’s latest single, of the same name and inspired by the charity, has also been A-listed this week at BBC6 Music.
The auction will be live from 11pm Thursday 6th December /1amPCT Friday 7th Dec.
The band will be staggering end times of auctions every 15 minutes from 7amET/10am PCT GMT on Sunday 9th Dec.
People will be able to bid on the following work:
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‘Colossus’ by Nigel Talbot
‘Never Fight a Man with a Perm’ by Robin Stewart
‘I’m Scum’ by Joe Talbot
‘Danny Nedelko’ by Tao Lashley-Burnley
‘Love Song’ by Elizabeth Cater
‘June’ by Elizabeth Cater and Joe Talbot
‘Samaritans’ by Joe Talbot
‘Television’ by Tao Lashley-Burnley
‘Great’ by Ed Barrett
‘Gram Rock’ by Orlando Weeks
‘Cry to Me’ by Huw Good
‘Rottweiler’ by Tao Lashley-Burnley
‘AAlcohol’ by Joe Talbot
‘I Dream Guillotine’ by Chris Nicholls
‘Mercedes Marxist’ by Russel Oliver
Idles Centrefold by Tom Ham
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“We are really delighted and grateful that IDLES are auctioning this fantastic artwork, inspired by the Samaritans track, to support the service our volunteers provide for people. Hopefully it will raise awareness of what Samaritans does, and encourage people to look after their own well-being and that of their friends and family, as well as helping Samaritans to be there for people when they need it.”
Samaritans CEO Ruth Sutherland
Further information about Samaritans:
Samaritans has more than 20,000 volunteers in the UK and Ireland who can be contacted any time, free from any phone. They also provide support via email email@example.com or face to face support at their 201 branches. Samaritans volunteers respond to more than 5 million calls for help a year.