IDLES frontman Joe Talbot has launched a virtual talk show called BALLEY TV, named after Talbot’s record label, Balley Records. Talbot also shared the first two episodes, which you can watch below, and announced an impressive line-up of guests for future editions.
The first episode features IDLES bassist Adam Devonshire, Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova, and The Streets’ Mike Skinner, while the second edition features Chvrches vocalist Lauren Mayberry, Hak Baker, and IDLES’ “video star/ tour crew” Adam Greenwood.
Future editions are set to include appearances from Sharon Van Etten, Kate Tempest, producer Kenny Beats, Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, Savages vocalist Jehnny Beth, The Big Moon’s Fern Ford, and more. Check out the full list of guests, as well as the dates on which the episodes will air, below.
Last week, IDLES announced their third album, Ultra Mono, to be released in September via Partisan. They also shared a new track titled ‘Grounds’.
Episode 1 – Mike Skinner (The Streets) & Nadya Tolokonnikova (Pussy Riot)
Episode 2 – Lauren Mayberry (CHVRCHES) & Hak Baker
Episode 3 – Arlo Parks & Billy Bragg (Friday July 3)
Episode 4 – Kate Tempest & Kenny Beats (Friday July 17)
Episode 5 – Ishmael Butler & Sharon Van Etten (Friday July 31)
Episode 6 – Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam), Jehnny Beth (Savages) & Fern Ford (The Big Moon) (Friday August 14)