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Idle Hours channel the darkness into “Televangelist”, announce debut EP

Manchester-based quartet Idle Hours have released their latest single, “Televangelist” and announced their debut EP The Fourth Wall, set for release August 19. Produced by Seanda Mcphail (The Orielles, Doves, Blanketman), this jangly guitar jam is an edgier but just as catchy follow up from their recent single “Souvenirs”. 

As always, Idle Hours’ new one is rife with social commentary, because, as frontman Jack Waldron shared in his interview with Beats Per Minute, “There’s enough to be angry about in the world today.”

About “Televangelist”, he reveals: “The song was born out of a short-lived fascination with the American Televangelism industry, fuelled by late night attempts to escape the YouTube hole – often unsuccessful. The greed, narcissism and exploitation surrounding Televangelism felt like a very interesting subject to write about”.

A must listen in these untethered times. “Televangelist” is available below or on your favorite streaming platform. 

Idle Hours’ The Fourth Wall EP will be out on August 19. You can find the band on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Live Dates

27th Jul – Fuel Cafe, Manchester

1st Oct – Neighbourhood Fest, Manchester

2nd Dec – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
3rd Dec – YES Basement, Manchester