@Shireboy1959 Enjoy, my friend x
They'll release 'Joy as an Act of Resistance' in August.
Post-punk quintet Idles are set to release their second studio album 'Joy as an Act of Resistance' later this Summer, and to celebrate the imminent project they have dropped a new video and announced their first ever world tour which includes their first headline London show.
Idles live 2018
The Bristol five-piece unveil their sophomore record just a year and a half following their full-length debut 'Brutalism'. They've just signed with Partisan Records, and are preparing to embark on a sprawling world tour entitled 'Tour Of Joy'.
Continue reading: Idles Drop Album Two And Announce First World Tour
Touted as an alternative to much that is wrong with the world, the antithesis of reality TV generated celebrity and the turgid, monotonous, boring and fake, Idles want to 'work hard' and give you an honest, no holds barred, heart on your sleeve, 'visceral' performance to make you sit up and listen. A cure for social media driven absurdity, an antivenom against mediocrity, a vaccine of truth and passion. Idles carry the spirit of Punk like flag barers for an alternative musical Olympics where enhanced performance through technical wizardry is definitely not to be tolerated. There's to be no lip synching or backing track sorcery just a true and honest, impassioned delivery.
With their Unity Tour selling out fast, and this gig selling out almost immediately, the band are a 'hot ticket' and this was certainly a very hot (ceiling dripping hot) night once the band had started up. Ramsgate Music Hall has been lucky, or savvy, enough to host some great acts in its modest venue and Idles were definitely a coup as it's very unlikely you'll catch them again in such intimate surroundings.
Once we'd been treated to a dose of Lice (support in the form of a foursome, consisting of a couple of hillbillies, one in full dungarees, a singer trying his best to look the part and a guitarist who looked like he'd rather be anywhere else) the night was set for the full tilt intensity of a band re-writing the Punk handbook. Idles were quite literally stupefying from the get-go. Their collective energy, electricity and snarly, feral, barely tempered menace was a thing of disturbing joy to behold.
Continue reading: Idles - Ramsgate Music Hall 12.04.2018 Live Review
There's far more to Latitude Festival than its headline names!
Latitude Festival 2017 is nearly upon us! The line-up promises great sets from some great established names in the music business, with The 1975, Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes headlining and the likes of Fatboy Slim, Placebo, Two Door Cinema Club and Goldfrapp also on the bill.
However, Latitude does have an excellent reputation for boldness in selecting names that are a bit off the beaten track, and of promoting new talent to prestigious slots on the line-up.
So, here are ten recommendations of new and critically acclaimed acts off the beaten path to see at Latitude 2017!
Continue reading: Latitude 2017 Preview
@Shireboy1959 Enjoy, my friend x
@robsablog July 26th x
IDLES fathers day Haiku Happy fathers day To all mothers, fathers and Parents everywhere
RT @counteract_co: We're so chuffed that one of our favourite bands to ever exist are coming back to Birmingham! Don't miss @idlesband at @…
IDLES End of Scottish tour with @futureislands haiku Farewell, great Scotland The shows were just swell, thank you We broke lots of gear
@guyver0 @futureislands Glad you enjoyed it, friend x
@Slaves Thank you! Much love to you both xx
@loserboy @sunsetballard Its our absolute pleasure. Thank you for the love and support xx
@jetfury Thank you, man!
@CheekyBudgie @Alethea82 @futureislands *7:45pm
Tonight's stage time with @futureislands *WE ARE NOT ON AT 8PM LIKE THE OTHER NIGHTS* https://t.co/M2UaLPbM99
@MichaelAHann Much appreciated, Michael. We thouroughly enjoyed your company. X
RT @veraclub: Confirmed: IDLES (UK) | Nov 6th | “the UK's best punk band" - The Guardian | Tickets on sale Fri June 8th: https://t.co/vMt5I…
RT @batsfordio: Just snagged two tickets for @idlesband in Brum. Yass! Well done, etc.
@sophbenj It'll be worth it :)
RT @FSELeeds: . @guardian caught up with Joe Talbot, singer in @idlesband ahead of their upcoming second album Joy as an Act of Resistance.…
@philchamberlain @UWEJournalism #baldspot brilliant
RT @lauramalarkey: This is how #musicjournalism should be done. Great piece on @idlesband in @guardian @guardianmusic by @MichaelAHann - we…
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