IDLES have shared a brand new song, “Sodium”, which you can check out below.
The moody-sounding “Sodium” also appears on the soundtrack for DC‘s Dark Nights: Death Metal, released by DC Comics as a tie in for the comic book series of the same name.
The soundtrack is released today via DC/Loma Vista and also features contributions from IDLES, Soccer Mommy, and the late Chester Bennington‘s band Grey Daze.
Tracks already revealed from the album include Manchester Orchestra‘s grungy new song “Never Ending”, “Broken Dreams, Inc” by Rise Against (which received a dark industrial remix by HEALTH), “Forged By Neron” by Mastodon, “Diana” by Chelsea Wolfe, “Meet Me In The Fire” by Maria Brink (featuring Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack), and “Bad Luck” by Denzel Curry.
All artists involved took a hands-on approach with Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack, contributing songs—and in the case of a few, collaborating together for the first time—inspired by the text that depicts a hellish Earth twisted beyond recognition, wherein the Justice League is at the mercy of the Dark Multiverse and a diabolical Batman.
“Sodium” marks IDLES’ first new original material since the release of their acclaimed third album Ultra Mono last September. In a four-star review of the album, NME wrote: “This record fuses the first album’s goofy sense of humour with ‘Joy…”s brazen manifesto for a healthier society.
“Despite their imperfections and the often justified criticism, IDLES are ultimately a good thing. The band want to take you on a trip and for you to enjoy the ride, and for the destination to be serene. Hold on tight.”
Elsewhere, the band are set to screen their documentary film Don’t Go Gentle in in cinemas from July 2 with fans able to buy tickets for the screenings here. The film will also have some previews and Q&A sessions with filmmakers in selected cinemas from June 23-30.