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Idles have partnered with Fender to teach you how to play 'Mr. Motivator' on guitar

We recently brought you the new single from one of our favourite bands, Idles. The track, hopefully, the beginning of a third album, was called ‘Mr Motivator’ and called on the band’s fans for a special lockdown video.

Now Mark Bowen and Lee Kiernan, the group’s guitarists, have joined forces with Fender to show you how to play the song on guitar. You can watch the full video below.

Recently Johnny Marr jumped into the studio to show us how to play The Smiths classic ‘The Headmaster Ritual’ on his classic sparkle Fender Jag. Now the guitarists from Idles have had their own go.

The two vibrant players bring their own guitars to the fore for a guide on how to play the song. Bowen on his new Player Mustang and Kiernan on his trusty Fender Tele, giving a roaring lesson on new-age punk.

The post, shared by Fender’s Instagram channel, read: “Mark Bowen and Lee Kiernan of @idlesband check in with a lesson on how to play their parts for their song ‘Mr. Motivator’.”

“Watch as they describe how to dial their tone, their parts and then perform the full song together (while socially distant). For each artist that creates a Fender Artist Check-in, we make a donation to the @MusiCares COVID-19 relief fund”

You can watch the video of Bowen and Kiernan ripping it up below.