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Idles Unveil Cover Of Sharon Van Etten's Peace Signs

Monday, 15 March 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Tom Ham

Idles have shared their take on Sharon Van Etten's Peace Signs.

The powerful rendition finds the Bristol band putting their punky spin on things, though it doesn't deviate far from the rock-leaning original cut.

It'll feature as part of the American singer-songwriter's forthcoming 10th anniversary double LP edition of her sophomore record 'Epic', due out digitally on April 16 followed by a physical release on June 11 via Ba Da Bing.

Titled 'Epic TEN', the release comprises the original 'Epic' tracklist as well as a mirrored version of reworks by some of Van Etten's favourite acts. In addition to Idles, other artists on the album include Fiona Apple, Lucinda Williams, Courtney Barnett featuring Vagabon, Big Red Machine — the side project of The National's Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Shamir and St. Panther.

A behind the scenes documentary about the making of 'Epic' will be screened during a livestream show by Van Etten and her band on April 16 and 17. Head here for details.

Idles, meanwhile, recently rescheduled their UK and Ireland shows to 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic. They're also due to head out for an intimate Record Store Tour in April, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

IDLES Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Mon April 12 2021 - SOUTHAMPTON 1865
Tue April 13 2021 - PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Thu April 15 2021 - BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Fri April 16 2021 - HULL Adelphi
Sat April 17 2021 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Boiler Shop
Mon April 19 2021 - DUNDEE Fat Sams
Tue April 20 2021 - LEEDS Beckett University Union
Thu April 22 2021 - OXFORD O2 Academy Oxford
Fri April 23 2021 - LONDON Pryzm
Sun April 25 2021 - BRISTOL Louisiana
Mon April 26 2021 - BRISTOL Louisiana
Thu July 08 2021 - LEEDS Millenium Square
Sun January 16 2022 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Mon January 17 2022 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Tue January 18 2022 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Wed January 19 2022 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Fri January 21 2022 - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Sat January 22 2022 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Mon January 24 2022 - DUBLIN Vicar Street
Tue January 25 2022 - DUBLIN Vicar Street
Wed January 26 2022 - DUBLIN Vicar Street
Fri January 28 2022 - MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester
Sat January 29 2022 - MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester
Sun January 30 2022 - MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester
Tue February 01 2022 - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy Sheffield
Wed February 02 2022 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 City Hall, Newcastle
Thu February 03 2022 - GLASGOW Barrowland
Fri February 04 2022 - GLASGOW Barrowland
Sat February 05 2022 - GLASGOW Barrowland

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