Waking Up With FLORENCE + THE MACHINE Remixed By Bristol Punks IDLES

Works faster and harder than caffeine

9 October 2023

her 5th album Dance Fever last May.

Recently, she shared a remixed version of the longplayer’s track
HEAVEN IS HERE by, surprise-surprise, IDLES, yes the fierce punks
from Bristol.

Let’s hear what both parties have to say about the collaboration.

Florence: “IDLES are one of my favourite bands and I’ve been wanting to work on something together for a while.” explains Florence. “It might be strange for people to think but I see a lot of symbiosis in what we do in terms of live performance. Connection above all else. Joyful rage and togetherness. A lot of people wished that Heaven Is Here was longer. And I think IDLES have done the perfect job at turning it into a much demanded dance track that loses nothing of the hex at its heart.

Mark Bowen (guitarist Idles): “Dance Fever is quite a cathartic album for me, speaking a lot to the yearning for the release of performing but also introspecting on the need itself. It lives on the line of tension between the need for release and getting it (is that not the best bit?) no more is this encapsulated on ‘Heaven is Here’. I wanted to sit with that tension but then also lavish in the release on this remix.”

Don’t expect something spectacular. It’s not a post-punk
turnover. It’s more of an injection of techno beats.

Tune in.


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