Idlewar ‘on our knees’ new 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, 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

“…A crashing foot stomper…” Get Ready To Rock

‘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

“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

About David Farrell

General Manager and 'THE' competition guy at Manager of The Goddanm Electric, Tour manager for Serpentine, and ex-general Dogsbody at Media partner to numerous bands. Also takes photos, writes reviews and likes classic rock, with a touch of thrash to get the blood flowing.