O.C. Rock Trio IDLEWAR Premieres 'On Our Knees' Video


“We are passionate about rock music, pure and simple. 'On Our Knees' is our take on what we love, and a firm nod to what makes this band tick" – IDLEWAR Watch 'On Our Knees' (music video) :

In just over two weeks, Orange County, Californian hard rock trio IDLEWAR will officially unveil their 'Impulse' full-length debut. Produced by drummer Pete Pagonis and mastered by Brian Lucey (Ghost 'Meliora', Black Keys 'El Camino', Arctic Monkeys 'AM', plus albums by David, 'Twin Peaks' 'Dune', Lynch) the new album is released 30th September 2016 via PHD, and delivers a truly rewarding enriched audio landscape.

In advance of its release, today Idlewar offers up the new song and accompanying music video 'On Our Knees', the 2nd single to be lifted from their forthcoming debut album (following the release of lead track 'Criminal'). Whereas 'Criminal' is a groove drenched, cheeky nod to the introduction of 'Impulse', 'On Our Knees' finds Idlewar with their foot to the floor, delivering a knockout punch with its gutsy overdrive tone, yet still maintaining melody and hooks-a-plenty with effortless ease. The lo-fi-esque raw visuals of the O.C. trio's new live video, combined with the driven sonics, makes 'On Your Knees' another reason why you need to check this band out. In support of the forthcoming new album, Idlewar embark on their debut UK tour this coming November/December, as special guests to Stone Broken. Their time in the UK will also see the Californians play Planet Rock Radio's 'RockStock'. The SOLD OUT 3 day festival is headlined by The Dead Daisies, British Lion (Steve Harris of Iron Maiden) and Black Stone Cherry. "This is not just about being able to play music that we’ve written for appreciative fans. It’s also about meeting these amazing people that we have connected with. We see a passion in fans that matches the passion we put into this music." - Idlewar For rock fans wanting to hear more from Idlewar right now, the band's Pledge campaign will end next week. Pledge now to pre-order and unlock 2 instant music downloads ('Criminal' and 'On Our Knees'), receive the album before it's officially released PLUS grab an Idlewar Impulse access pass exclusive offer:

Praise for 'Impulse': "So this is Idlewar..." (10/10) Maximum Volume Music

"'Impulse' will have you pressing auto play again and again, it is so worth it" (9/10) MetalGods Meltdown

"This is superb...'Impulse' is a classic in the making" - Devils Gate Media

"Impulse is nigh on faultless" - Planet Mosh

"Idlewar are not just a band, they’re an experience" (8.5/10) - All About The Rock

"Every now and again you stumble upon a musical gem and in 2016 it is Idlewar" - Rock Chickensnz

"With the band due to hit the UK later this year in support of Stone Broken, the UK rock fraternity will get an immediate opportunity to hear this fine debut album in the live arena"

(8/10) - Musipedia Of Metal

"Idlewar are amazing" (8/10) - All Heavy Metal 'Impulse' is officially released via PHD on 30th September 2016


Idlewar UK Tour With Stone Broken

24th Nov – NORWICH – Brickmakers Arms

25th Nov – SHEFFIELD – The Corporation

26th Nov – LONDON – The Black Heart

28th Bov - BRIGHTON - The Hope And Ruin

29th Nov – NEWCASTLE – The Cluny

30th Nov – EDINBURGH – Bannermans

1st Dec – MANCHESTER – Rebellion

3rd Dec – PLANET ROCKSTOCK (SOLD OUT) – Idlewar only



'Criminal' Video:

------------------------------------------------------------------- IDLEWAR 'Impulse' (about the album): Idlewar has been making the headlines, with Classic Rock Magazine calling the Californian hard rock trio "Immense" and Planet Rock Radio playlisting the band, plus confirming them for SOLD OUT Rockstock 2016. Following the well received debut EP 'Dig In', IDLEWAR IS BACK, with the release of their greatly anticipated first full length album, 'Impulse', in association with Pledge Music and PHD. With the core tracking for the album's ten songs recorded in just two days, Idlewar throws down a debut album which has an abundance of raw power. This new release shows the growth of the Orange County, Californian three piece, as 'Impulse' offers a widened scope to listeners, whilst remaining firmly planted in heavy / hard rock sonics.

"The writing process has become easier between the three of us. Initially, because it was all so new, there was a 'feeling out' period, but once we became more comfortable, the creative process opened things up so much", says drummer Pete Pagonis, who also produced 'Impulse'. The album was given its final audio punch, with mastering by Brian Lucey (Ghost 'Meliora', Black Keys 'El Camino', Arctic Monkeys 'AM', plus albums by David, 'Twin Peaks' 'Dune', Lynch) in Los Angeles.

From the one, two, three, groove drenched punches of 'Stone In My Heel', 'Soul' and 'Criminal', Idlewar showcase riffs, hooks and melodies with ease. By the time you reach track four, 'All That I've Got', vocalist / bassist James Blake delivers a stunning, emotionally charged vocal performance. Throughout 'Impulse', Blakes' vocals captures the essence of Idlewar, but never over-riding the well oiled, organic, solid instrumentation that he, Pagonis and guitarist Rick Graham professionally deliver, from start to finish. Never letting up but allowing enough variety to engage listeners, 'Impulse' is THE sound of Idlewar, and by the time 'Glory' knocks you to the floor and closing track, the speed junkie 'On Our Knees', hits you between the eyes, you'll be ready to press the repeat button.

'Impulse' is officially released 30th September 2016 via PHD.

Idlewar is:

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