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Idle Hours Release Debut EP “The Fourth Wall”

August 23, 2022
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Release Debut EP ‘The Fourth Wall’

Manchester indie risers Idle Hours have released their debut EP ‘The Fourth Wall’, out August 17th.

With quizzical and assuring social commentary, Idle Hours culminates the sense of cruising rhythm with oncoming jagged guitar and melody. Pulled together from four distant English towns, the band’s garage rock sensibilities have already bagged them slots alongside the likes of The Lounge Society, Keg, The Rills and Silverbacks, in addition to several of their own sold-out hometown headline shows.

Marking their first major body of work, ‘The Fourth Wall’ showcases their flexibility and uniqueness in sound and character. Spearheaded by the driving, motorik-infused rhythms of ‘French Disconnection’ and ‘Souvenirs’, to the melodic ‘Made Flesh’, and infectious ‘Televangelist’,  the group’s introduction to the indie landscape has certainly generated widespread acclaim (Gigwise, Clash, Beats Per Minute).

Musically inspired by the sounds of Corridor and Omni, ‘French Disconnection’ arrives as the final offering from their new EP. Born out of a common desire to find the door which leads elsewhere, the track flaunts the band’s capabilities in its catchiest form. With cutting riffs, precise drums and powerful harmonies, held together by the anchor of a galvanised-steel bassline, this song is the most dance floor friendly offering from the band to date.

Speaking of their EP release, frontman Jack Waldron explained: “‘The Fourth Wall’ is starting to break. Our debut EP collates four songs inspired by science-fiction novels, religious exploitation, extraterrestrials in theme parks and the desire to escape from reality. Lyrically, a mixture of social observation and fantasy set over a backdrop of fuzzy guitars and a kraut-esque rhythm section. Call it indie-rock, call it post-punk; it’s guitar music”.

The debut release is a phenomenal collection showcasing this infectious energy that Idle Hours convey, 4 tracks of dynamic immersive instrumentation, and this captivating effort. Idle Hours exude this imaginative energy within their craft which alludes to an outfit deep within their progression, the fact this is a debut is something else. The EP proudly offers this abundance of alluring textures, the record takes you on a journey filled with scratchy guitars, fuzzy fuelled fervor, rhythmic guitar tones, boisterous bass beats, expressive percussive attributes fusing with the shimmering drum shuffles, and above all the most mesmeric melody.

Produced by Seanda Mcphail (The Orielles, Doves, Blanketman), Idle Hours’ ‘The Fourth Wall’ (EP) is out now and available on all digital platforms.


Idle Hours is Jack Waldron (guitar, vocals), Tom Ashton (guitar, backing vocals), Jimmy Brown (drums), Alex Needham (bass, backing vocals)

Live Dates
27th Aug – Glastonferret, Preston
11th Sept – Gullivers, Manchester
1st Oct – Neighbourhood Fest, Manchester
19th Nov – Dream Bag Jaguar Shoes, London
1st Dec – Future Yard, Birkenhead
2nd Dec – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
3rd Dec – YES Basement, Manchester


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