IDLES ANNOUNCE RUN OF INTIMATE IN-STORE DATES

ANNOUNCE POP-UP ART EXHIBITION TO RAISE MONEY FOR SAMARITANS

 

30 Aug UK London, Banquet Records, 9pm 

31 Aug UK Bristol, Rough Trade, 3pm 

31 Aug UK Bristol, Rough Trade, 7.30pm 

03 Sep UK Portsmouth, Pie and Vinyl, 1pm 

03 Sep UK Brighton, Komedia, 6.30pm

04 Sep UK London, Rough Trade East, 7pm 

05 Sep UK Sheffield, Record Junkee, 1pm 

05 Sep UK Nottingham, Rough Trade, 7.30pm 

06 Sep UK Leeds, Crash Records, 1pm

06 Sep UK Manchester, FOPP, 5.30pm

07 Sep UK Cardiff, Spiller Records, 7pm 

IDLES SHARE VIDEO FOR "SAMARITANS"

IDLES have shared new material in a searing takedown of toxic masculinity entitled "Samaritans". A live favourite for sometime, the Theo Watkins directed music video compiles archival clips displaying traditional masculine imagery

IDLES CONFIRM NEW LP - ‘JOY AS AN ACT OF RESISTANCE.’

FIRST EVER WORLD TOUR THIS AUTUMN

PRO-IMMIGRATION ANTHEM AND FIRST SINGLE PROPER “DANNY NEDELKO" OUT NOW

 

Bristol 5-piece IDLES (“the UK's best punk band" - The Guardian) have confirmed details for their anticipated second LP - ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’ will be out August 31st via Partisan Records. IDLES have also shared the album’s first single, a pro-immigration anthem entitled “Danny Nedelko,” which takes its name from one of the band’s close friends (and Ukrainian immigrant). The song is accompanied by a self-directed video that features Danny himself, listen/watch HERE.

Produced by Space and mixed by Adam Greenspan & Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kate Bush), ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’ takes aim at everything from toxic masculinity, nationalism, immigration, and class inequality - all while maintaining a visceral, infectious positivity. Singer Joe Talbot summarises: “This album is an attempt to be vulnerable to our audience and to encourage vulnerability; a brave naked smile in this shitty new world. We have stripped back the songs and lyrics to our bare flesh to allow each other to breathe, to celebrate our differences, and act as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them. Because without our community, we’d be nothing.”

 

This fall, IDLES will embark on their first ever global tour, including their biggest London headliner yet at O2 Forum Kentish Town on 18th October. Their last London headliner, at Heaven, sold out nearly six months in front. Full dates below, general on sale begins Friday June 8th at 10am local time. 

 

'Tour of Joy' 2018 dates:

11 Sept - Tokyo, JP - Daikanyama Unit
14 Sept - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
15 Sept - Fort Wayne, IN Middle Waves Music Festival
16 Sept - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
17 Sept - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
18 Sept - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmont
20 Sept -  Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
22 Sept - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
24 Sept - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
25 Sept - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
27 Sept - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
28 Sept - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
29 Sept - St.  Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room
01 Oct - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
04 Oct - Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw Theatre
05 Oct - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
06 Oct – Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
08 Oct - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
10 Oct - Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
16 Oct -  Bristol, UK - SWX
18 Oct – London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town
19 Oct – Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
20 Oct – Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC
23 Oct – Newcastle, UK - Riverside
24 Oct – Leeds, UK - Leeds University Stylus
25 Oct – Nottingham, UK - Rock City
26 Oct - Birmingham, UK - Institute
27 Oct – Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
29 Oct - Oxford, UK -  O2 Academy

30 Oct – Lille, FR - L'Aeronef
01 Nov - Brussels, BE - Botanique
02 Nov - Leffinge, NL -  De Zwerver
03 Nov - Dusseldorf, DE - zakk
04 Nov - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg
06 Nov - Groningen, NL - VERA
08 Nov - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
09 Nov - Hamburg, DE - Knust
10 Nov - Leipzig, DE – UT Connewitz
11 Nov - Berlin, DE - SO36
13 Nov - Prague, CZ - Futurum
14 Nov -  Vienna, AT - Flex Cafe
16 Nov - Munich, DE - Ampere
17 Nov - St. Gallen, CH - Palace
18 Nov - Dudingen, CH - Bad Bonn
19 Nov - Zurich, CH - Mascotte
20 Nov - Lausanne, CH - Les Docks
22 Nov - Milan, IT - Circolo Magnolia
23 Nov - Lyon, FR - Epicerie Moderne
24 Nov - Bordeaux, FR - Rock School Barbey
26 Nov - Porto, PT - Hard Club
27 Nov - Lisbon, PT - Lisboa ao Vivo
29 Nov - Madrid, ES - Moby Dick
30 Nov – Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz
01 Dec – Toulouse, FR - Connexion Live

 

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DEBUT NEW TRACK  "COLOSSUS"

Bristol’s IDLES have shared a new song and video - "Colossus" is a blistering two-part takedown of toxic masculinity, and the video (directed by Will Hooper) features cameos from Stone Cold Steve Austin, Fred Astaire, Evel Knievel, Jesus Christ + more.

IDLES self-released their debut album - 'Brutalism' - last year. That record earned them the title of "the UK's best punk band" from The Guardian, and they were one of the biggest success stories to come out of SXSW this March ("May be the best punk show of its kind I’ve ever witnessed... felt like experiencing something people will be talking about for years to come." - Austin American Statesmen).

IDLES

CONFIRM FULL UK TOUR DATES THROUGHOUT SPRING/SUMMER 2018

 

At a point of uncertainty, IDLES bring you concise carnage. At a time of lies, IDLES bring you honesty. At a time of  body shaming and Photoshop, IDLES bring you a visceral barrage of joyous bile. At a time of The Kardashians, IDLES bring you a story of working hard for what and who you love.

In a time of polarised politics and murky waters; IDLES and bands like them are needed to remind people that it’s ok to dance and laugh and sing in the face of adversity.

Bristol’s finest post – punk polemics IDLES have been promising to do great things for some time now, and with their debut album “Brutalism” they absolutely fulfil that promise, and a furious promise at that.

Politically charged, refreshingly confrontational and infectiously volatile, IDLES are a band like no other. Bringing the unsettling reality of the world we live in into their frantic assault on the senses, they are a band that until now could only be truly understood by witnessing in a live environment but with “Brutalism” it surely feels like they have captured the intensity of that live sound. Bottled up here are the abrasive, memorable lyrics of Joseph Talbot delivered with all of the spite and wry humour he puts across on the stage.

Dedicated in part to the loss of his mother, who adorns the record’s cover, and partly to a perceived decimation of society, from the NHS to public services across Britain,  “Brutalism” is a deadly serious indictment on popular culture – Mary Berry, Trevor Nelson and Rachel Khoo are just some of the names referenced here, often alongside the unpleasant, but always amongst the real.

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IDLES announce new UK tour dates 

Following the announcement of their signing to Partisan Records, ahead of their highly anticipated second album, Bristol's IDLES have now announced a string of new UK tour dates in April.

 

SUN 08 APRIL - BATH, KOMEDIA*
MON 09 APRIL - PLYMOUTH, THEHUB*
WED 11 APRIL - SOUTHEND, CHINNERY’S*
THU 12 APRIL - RAMSGATE, MUSIC HALL*
FRI 13 APRIL - MILTON KEYNES, THE CRAUFURD ARMS*
SAT 14 APRIL - COVENTRY, CENTRALLIBRARY
SUN 15 APRIL - BLACKPOOL, BOOTLEG SOCIAL*
TUE 17 APRIL - GLASGOW, G2 (SOLD OUT)*
WED 18 APRIL - MANCHESTER, GORILLA (SOLD OUT)*
THU 19 APRIL - LONDON, HEAVEN (SOLD OUT)*
FRI 20 APRIL - PARIS, LA TRABENDO*

* = Support from LICE

 

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IDLES

ANNOUNCE BIGGEST LONDON AND MANCHESTER HEADLINERS YET FOR 2018

The momentum continues for Bristol punks IDLES, who follow raucous shows at Reading & Leeds, selling out Village Underground in just a few hours and supporting Foo Fighters at The O2 with the announcement of their biggest headliner yet at London's Heaven on April 19th 2018. They will also play Manchester's Gorilla the night before on the 18th.


The two shows go on-sale Friday 27th October at 9am 

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This year's "Brutalism" LP received considerable attention on its release and this alongside their incendiary live shows have garnered them a growing fan base ever since. Jeremy Vine is among their admirers, they’re in Radio 6’s albums of the year, they were 33-1 for the Mercury Prize at Ladbrokes ahead of announcement and they had the biggest crowd of the whole weekend on The Lake Stage at Latitude where they also performed a secret set for the BBC, also rammed, directly after at the Introducing stage.

As well as their own headlining tour, the band have performed dates with Dead Kennedy's, DIIV and were The Maccabees special guests at all three of their final shows at Alexandra Palace.

They’ve not been hurt by a succession of brilliant music videos either. Take a watch of their recent video for “Mother”, where front man Joe Talbot proceeds to destroy a table full of china, piece by piece:

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