IDLES' lead vocalist Joe Talbot launched BALLEY TV in May 2020, and last night (20 July) a new, hour-long episode titled In Defence of the Arts was aired. Filmed in the Old Vic Tunnels at House of Vans London, the special episode featured appearances from slowthai, Katy J Pearson, Deep Tan and Nuha Ruby Ra.

During the episode, slowthai joined IDLES for a performance of their Ultra Mono track "Model Village", and today (21 July), an official studio version of the collaboration has been released.

"Model Village" featuring slowthai is out now. A 7" single being released 22 October is available to pre-order now. The new episode of IDLES' BALLEY TV is available to watch now on YouTube.