IDLES recruit Slowthai for new version of “Model Village”

IDLES recruit Slowthai for new version of “Model Village”
Listen to the updated version of the U.K. punk band’s Ultra Mono album track.

By David Renshaw

July 21, 2021

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U.K. band IDLES have shared a new track featuring Slowthai. Scroll down to hear “Model Village” now. The original version of the song appeared on IDLES’ 2020 album Ultra Mono. The new version of the track will also be released via 7″ later this year.

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Slowthai performed “Model Village” with IDLES during the latest edition of BALLEY TV, a livestream and talk show hosted by frontman Joe Talbot. In addition to Slowthai, Talbot was also joined by guests including Deep Tan, Nuha Ruby Ra, and Katy J Pearson. Check it out via House of Vans now.

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Earlier this year Slowthai released his second studio album, Tyron. Since then he has collaborated with Kevin Abstract (“Slugger”) and Shygirl (“BDE”) among others.

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slowthai to host his own hometown U.K. festival this summer

slowthai to host his own hometown U.K. festival this summer
Happyland will take place in Northampton with a bill featuring Pa Salieu, IDLES, Beabdoobee, and more.

By David Renshaw

May 10, 2021

Crown + Owls

Slowthai has announed details of Happyland, a brand new festival to be held in his hometown of Northampton, England. The inaugural event will take place on September 25 at Northampton Cricket Ground and will be headlined by slowthai himself. Tickets are available from Friday, May 14.

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Joining slowthai on the Happyland bill are a list of acts curated by the rapper. They include rising acts Pa Salieu, Greentea Peng, Shygirl, and Beabadoobee alongside punk band IDLES and indie act Easy Life.

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Speaking about the event in a statement, slowthai said: “Happyland with happy folk. The place where we can laugh and joke. The place you can be yourself without judgment, expectations and impressions of someone else. The space from the shackles of the everyday. The mountain where we climb to run away. Imagine what you’ve never had when you come to Happyland – you will never be sad.”

Slowthai released his latest album Tyron earlier this year. The release, his follow-up to 2019 debut Nothing Great About Britain, went to Number One in the U.K.

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