Idle Hours Release Debut EP, ‘The Fourth Wall’

Recently Manchester based Idle Hours have dropped their debut EP, ‘The Fourth Wall’.

With quizzical and assuring social commentary, Idle Hours culminates the sense of cruising rhythm with oncoming jagged guitar and melody. Pulled together from four distant English towns, the band’s garage rock sensibilities have already bagged them slots alongside the likes of The Lounge Society, Keg, The Rills and Silverbacks, in addition to several of their own sold-out hometown headline shows.

Marking their first major body of work, ‘The Fourth Wall’ showcases their flexibility and uniqueness in sound and character. Spearheaded by the driving, motorik-infused rhythms of ‘French Disconnection’ and ‘Souvenirs’, to the melodic ‘Made Flesh’, and infectious‘Televangelist’,  the group’s introduction to the indie landscape has certainly generated widespread acclaim (Gigwise, Clash, Beats Per Minute).

Check out the EP, ‘The Fourth Wall’ via the following link.

Idle Hours Announce Debut EP, ‘The Fourth Wall’

Manchester indie risers Idle Hours announce debut EP ‘The Fourth Wall’, set for release August 19th, and share intoxicating new cut ‘Televangelist’.

Following on from motorik-infused, jangle-pop lead single ‘Souvenirs’, Idle Hours’ quizzical and assuring social commentary comes to the fore once again in second EP reveal ‘Televangelist’. Heavily influenced by the likes of Blur and Ulrika Spacek, the band’s garage rock sensibilities have already culminated in slots alongside acts including The Lounge Society, Keg, The Rillsand Silverbacks, with several of their own sold-out hometown shows ticked off, and further live dates lined up to coincide with their summer EP release.

Speaking ahead of their latest single release, frontman Jack Waldron revealed: “The song was born out of a short-lived fascination with the American Televangelism industry, fuelled by late night attempts to escape the YouTube hole – often unsuccessful. The greed, narcissism and exploitation surrounding Televangelism felt like a very interesting subject to write about”.

Check out the Tracklisting for ‘The Fourth Wall’ and stream the track, ‘Televangelist’ below.

01 – Made Flesh
02 – French Disconnection
03 – Souvenirs
04 – Televangelist

Stream the single ‘Televangelist’ via your preferred service.

Idle Hours Share EP Lead Single, ‘Souvenirs’

Manchester indie risers Idle Hours share infectious offering ‘Souvenirs’, the lead track from the group’s anthem-stacked debut EP arriving this summer.

With quizzical and assuring social commentary, Idle Hours culminates the sense of cruising rhythm with oncoming jagged guitar and melody. Pulled together from four distant English towns, the band’s garage rock sensibilities have already bagged them slots alongside the likes of The Lounge Society, Keg, The Rills and Silverbacks, in addition to their own sold-out hometown headline shows.

Detailing their brand new effort, frontman Jack Waldron explained: “The foundations of ‘Souvenirs’ were written after listening to ‘Angie’ by Shame on repeat during a dog walk in the 2020 sun. I loved the driving repetition of that song and it inspired me to try and write something similar. 

Lyrically the song is inspired by the idea of an extraterrestrial landing in Disneyland, and this being their first and only impressions of Earth. ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ by Robert Heinlein was a major influence on the song and is referenced in the second verse. Banksy’s Dismaland project was also a source of inspiration”.

Produced by Seanda Mcphail (The Orielles, Doves, Blanketman), Idle Hours’ ‘Souvenirs’ is out now available via your preferred streaming platform.