Idles have shared 'Great' the new singlewhich  had it's debut with Steve Lamacq on 6 Music (listen to recent session) ahead of a live performance for Annie Mac on Radio 1.

The song is accompanied by a music video (directed by Theo Watkins), which you can watch here.

Singer Joe Talbot says of the track: “Let us go forward with open minds and open hearts into that fuck off fire we've started. No blame, no hate. Just love and a blue passport.

The band have also announced a run of live in-store dates around the album:

30 Aug London, Banquet Records, 9pm
31 Aug Bristol, Rough Trade, 3pm
31 Aug Bristol, Rough Trade, 7pm
03 Sep Portsmouth, Pie and Vinyl, 1pm
03 Sep Brighton, Resident, 6.30pm
04 Sep London, Rough Trade East, 7pm
05 Sep Sheffield, Record Junkee, 1pm
05 Sep Nottingham, Rough Trade, 7.30pm
06 Sep Leeds, Crash Records, 1pm
06 Sep Manchester, FOPP, 5.30pm
07 Sep Cardiff, Spiller Records, 7pm

"Great" is the fourth song to be released from Idles's upcoming album "Joy As An Act Of Resistance which singer Joe Talbot summarises: “This album is an attempt to be vulnerable to our audience and to encourage vulnerability; a brave naked smile in this shitty new world. We have stripped back the songs and lyrics to our bare flesh to allow each other to breathe, to celebrate our differences, and act as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them. Because without our community, we’d be nothing.”

Watch the video for album opener 'Colossus'

Photo: Tom Ham