With a couple of days before their debut headline show at Jimmy’s, Manchesters Idle Hours have shared with us their brand new, politically charged track ‘Powder White’.
Idle Hours are a melodic surf pop band, inspired by Blur, Bloc Party and Arctic Monkeys. They got together at university and they are here to release their first track, ‘Powder White’. The track was inspired by the 2016 American election, and combines melancholic verses with hard hitting lyrics.
“During one of the debates Trump was constantly sniffing and I was convinced he was on coke or something like that, and the song came from there. The use of ‘Powder White’ is also a reference to white supremacy in the US, as at the time of writing the song it seemed like a black person was being killed by a white policeman every other day. These two things combined made the song pretty easy to write and I guess it just wrote itself”, recalls lead singer Jack Waldron.
A catchy riff that blends dream pop sounds with the youthfulness of the arctics, ‘Powder White’ is just a taster of whats to come from this unique sounding, and dedicated band. “I guess the song is political, but it comes from a place of wanting to make fun of people in power, I’m no politician and I don’t take myself seriously enough to write an all out protest song”.
You can listen to Powder White via the link below on Soundcloud. The track will be released onto all streaming platforms on 13th April, 2018.
The band play their debut headline show at Jimmy’s, Manchester on Monday 16th in support of their brand new song. You can respond to the facebook event here. There will be a suggested donation of £3 on the door.
Follow Idle Hours on twitter here: @idlehours_