Manchester Indie band Idle Hours return with their first track since the pandemic took hold. New single ‘Made Flesh‘ is a pop infused dance floor filler with tricky riffs and gritty indie rock vibes.
Like so many other rising bands, Manchester’s Idle Hours were side lined by the pandemic, potentially striking a real blow to their rapidly growing momentum. Already gaining a reputation as one of the cities most exciting live bands in a pretty short period, previous release ‘Scream in Stereo‘ cemented them as real ones to watch. Now they’re back with new single ‘Made Flesh‘ and have lost none of that indie rock magic and lofty ambition as this release see’s them revamp that gritty garage rock sound with silky melody and mathy riffs.
Made Flesh isn’t a total departure in style by any means, gritty vocals, jagged little licks and addictive hooks are all classic Idle Hours, but it’s sleek production and up beat vibe give it all a more feeling of fun. I want to dunk dance to it a 4am in the kitchen and be surprised when that synth kicks in every time I hear it. There’s no denying the tracks a massive indie pop triumph, a perfect note to come back on, after missing their sold out gig at the castle earlier this month, I can’t wait to catch Idle Hours live, they’re playing in Manchester at YES in December as part of a stellar line up. See you there?
Words by Jake McGloin