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IDLES take on Metronomy's "Wedding Bells" for their first official remix

03 October 2019, 12:31 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

IDLES tackle Metronomy's "Wedding Bells" for their first official remix.

Metronomy's "Wedding Bells" was released last month, and IDLES have decided to add their twist for their first official remix.

The remix was created by guitarist Mark Owen. He says of the remix, "Metronomy were one of the first bands IDLES connected over. We saw their live show, when they had the push lights on their chests and did the awesome dance routines, that emboldened us to think more and put more into our live shows. There is also something about the way they use discordant notes and soundclashes in a very blissful way that informs much of our own songwriting.

Owen adds, "With this remix I wanted to replicate those halcyon days of DJing at indie discos; scrambling online for some bootleg blissed out remix to play to teenagers in a dingy room, high on life and disco biscuits. Metronomy Forever!"

Joe Mount of Metronomy says of the remix, "I’m absolutely stunned! I had no idea that the (joint) best band in the country could also turn out indie disco remixes like this?! Where the hell have I been? Thanks Dev, thanks IDLES, your stamp of approval is probably the coolest thing that’s happened to us since we played Trash."

Last month IDLES shared an update on their third album, revealing that they've been working in the studio with The Bad Seeds' Warren Ellis.

IDLES' 'Til Dev do us Party Remix of Metronomy's "Wedding Bells" is out now. Metronomy play London's Roundhouse on 7 and 8 November. Find out more.
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