Watch IDLES’ blisteringly brilliant cover of The Streets

The BRIT nominees mash-up some of the group's best hits

Bristol punks IDLES have covered The Streets during their appearance on Radio 1’s Live Lounge.

The mash-up performance sees the band cover various hits from the group’s debut album ‘Original Pirate Material’ including ‘Has It Come To This?’ and ‘Don’t Mug Yourself’. The medley then ended with a brief snippet of Harry Styles’ ‘Sign of The Times.’

The quintet also treated the Live Lounge to a rendition of their ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’ track ‘Samaritans’. Watch both performances below.


IDLES are in the running for Best British Breakthrough at this year’s Brit Awards. They’ll go up against Ella Mai, Jorja Smith, Tom Walker, and Mabel.

“It’s a surprise, and something that we won’t take for granted,” frontman Joe Talbot told NME. “It’s easy to turn your nose up at the drab pop culture that there is at the moment, but I think it’s magic. I think it’s fucking stunning that we’re being recognised in a vapid chamber.”

Speaking of the campaign to get the public to vote for them in the catagory, Talbot continued: “I think that’s the only way we’ll ever win anything like this! You know, the industry is kind of fixed in a certain way and I think people are getting bored of that. I think we are part of the change, so people are excited as using as some sort of message to the boring.


“It’s beautiful. I haven’t paid attention to the BRIT Awards since Jarvis Cocker did what he did. I’ve literally never said the words ‘BRIT Awards’ until the other day. You can’t ignore it. It’s a beautiful thing. We’ll use it as a great opportunity to carry on doing what we’re doing and spread the message.”


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