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IDLES confirm new album is being mixed and reveal Kenny Beats as one of the producers

12 December 2019, 11:15 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

IDLES have confirmed that their third album is being mixed, and also revealed that they've been working with producer Kenny Beats on the new record.

The Bristol band are still yet to follow up their 2019 Mercury Prize-nominated album Joy as an Act of Resistence.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on his Apple Music Beats 1 show yesterday (11 December), vocalist Joe Talbot gave the radio host a bit more information about their highly-anticipated third album.

Talbot told Lowe, "We’ve got a new album it’s being mixed right now in your city actually. The producers we’ve got is Nick Launay and Adam 'Atom' Greenspan and we’ve got another guy, I don’t know if I’m supposed to mention him. Kenny Beats. I’m gonna get in so much trouble man."

Lowe then calls Kenny Beats to confirm the news, to which he responds, "Oh my god. Joe you can’t give this info Joe!"

The IDLES singer replies, "I didn’t know what to do I didn’t have anything else."

Kenny Beats then goes on to explain why he wanted to work with IDLES, "Now my information about my career isn’t even safe. Let me just say though IDLES are the best band in the whole world. That’s what I said to them. I think this is a good lesson for anybody else who is pigeonholed or pushed into doing what they do best and only that. I heard IDLES and was like this is all I want to work on this is all I want to do these guys are the best. I got into their DMs and told them that and luckily we got to meet and the proof is in the pudding. I care so much and I think they can tell. It has nothing to do with anybody knowing we’re working together or money or anything. I love what they’re doing I want to be a part so now everyone knows I’m a part of it."

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