Yes, the Bristol band’s third album, ‘Ultra Mono’, is a breakneck ride that roars through sarcasm, defiance, compassion and controversy. 2017 debut ‘Brutalism’, with its lopsided tunes and comically obscure lyrics, introduced the five-piece as endearing oddballs of the punk and post-punk revival, while 2018’s righteous ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ coursed with such high-voltage energy that it came close to igniting an actual movement. Buzzing with endlessly quotable lines about self-love, immigration and the suffocating patriarchy, here was a record on which they urged for “unity” and insisted, as per their motto, that “all is love”. This record fuses the first album’s goofy sense of humour with ‘Joy…’’s brazen manifesto for a healthier society. Despite their imperfections and the often justified criticism, IDLES are ultimately a good thing. The band want to take you on a trip and for you to enjoy the ride, and for the destination to be serene. Hold on tight.