Idles - Joy as an act of resistance

Armin

30.01.2018 - 17:22


IDLES FINISH RECORDING SECOND ALBUM

ANNOUNCE SIGNING TO PARTISAN RECORDS



Selected recent press for IDLES and "Brutalism":

A Bristol quintet who sound absolutely furious and thrilling; an inchoate cry of rage, with guitars that could raze the city – The Guardian

IDLES might just be the best live guitar band in Europe - The Quietus

A rare rock record with the rage, urgency, wit and shattering of complacency usually found only in grime. – Uncut

Having started the year as virtual unknowns, IDLES end it as one of the most important bands in the country. - DIY

You need them in your life right now - Kerrang!

IDLES are one of the most exciting British bands right now and Brutalism is proof - The Line Of Best Fit

Brutalism is loaded with some of the most fiery performances and brutally honest lyrics I've heard in years. - The Needle Drop

Visceral anthems that’s timed weirdly well for this year’s madness – NME

Sharp charisma and cathartic vulnerability. - Dork

Party garage that sounds like a cross between Sauna Youth and Jay Reatard – The i

Brutalism presents a new assertive punk that’s as witty as it is savage and valiant. – Upset

The band are impossibly tight, offering an onslaught that pitches itself somewhere alongside the sensory overload of Girl Band or Hookworms. Savage, frantic but surprisingly minimalist. - Loud & Quiet

IDLES are probably the most relevant band in Britain right now - Drowned In Sound

Brutalism is bracing, caustic, and relentless - Pop Matters

Belligerent, angry and brimming with socio-political commentary, a brutal, in-your-face indictment of, well, pretty much everything. - Team Rock

Brutalism is an unhinged and severely vicious record that questions everyday conventions and isn’t afraid to attack certain taboos. The 13 track debut album is a goliath sounding record driven by a simplistic, thumping rhythm section, topped with cacophonous guitars and obtuse, thought-provoking lyrics. – CLASH

The group excel at playing an acerbic brand of blistering and attitude-laden rock that we firmly enjoy. - London In Stereo

One of the best live bands out there – CRACK

Righteously annoyed noise – on the up – Total Guitar

Sheer bleak beauty – Louder Than War


After a landmark 2017 for the band, Bristol's IDLES are proud to begin 2018 with the news that they have finished recording their second album and with the announcement that they have signed to Partisan Records.

"IDLES have signed to Partisan Records. This is not a decision based on greed. They excite us and have injected ideas and passions into our camp that we would not have mustered. We as a family have realised our limitations in as far as the ship we have built with you all is becoming too much for the team we have to achieve the best of our abilities. It was time to admit a necessity for help but we needed that to come in the form of trusted, earnest and like-minded people who were as passionate about our art and you people as we were: Partisan Records are the partners we were looking for. We haven't been given a huge wedge of cash but instead a huge wedge of confidence that we are in safe hands and make no mistake, we are not going to stop working fucking hard for you and ourselves."
Joe Talbot, IDLES

Partisan Records was co-founded in Brooklyn in 2007 by Tim Putnam and Ian Wheeler and now has offices in New York, London and LA. They have previously worked with the likes of Cigarettes After Sex, Deer Tick, Torres, Eagulls and John Grant.

“We’re very excited to welcome IDLES to our roster. They are an altogether necessary band for the times we live in and we are honoured to have been trusted as their chosen partners. As Joe says: All Is Love!”
Tim Putnam, Partisan Records

IDLES have also announced their first headlining dates in US & Canada for March:

Fri March 9 - Brooklyn NY @ Ceremony
Sat March 10 - Brooklyn NY @ Flowers For All Occasions
Sun March 11 - Philadelphia PA @ PhilaMOCA
Tue March 20 - Toronto ON @ Smiling Buddha

They will also be playing SXSW.

Further info:

Last year's "Brutalism" LP received considerable attention on its release and this alongside their incendiary live shows has garnered them a enviable and ever-growing fan base. Jeremy Vine is among their admirers, they were in Loud & Quiet, CRACK, NME and 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. By the time of Reading & Leeds, they were a must see band and both tents were full for their performances.

As well as their own headlining tour, the band performed dates with Dead Kennedys, DIIV, were The Maccabees special guests at all three of their final shows at Alexandra Palace and were hand-picked by Foo Fighters to support them at their massive O2 shows in September.

They’ve not been hurt by a succession of brilliant, self-directed 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:


MM13

30.01.2018 - 18:54

erschreckendes tempo,bin gespannt!

Stephan

30.05.2018 - 10:04- Newsbeitrag

Armin

30.05.2018 - 17:53

IDLES 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.

Listen/watch here: https://IDLES.lnk.to/colossus

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).

The band have also run the following across their social media:

15:00 BST / Tuesday 5th June 2018
http://www.idlesband.com
#JOYASANACTOFRESISTANCE


Ergänzend noch etwas Prosa.

Freland

05.06.2018 - 13:18

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/joy-as-an-act-of-resistance/1393364154

Neues Album kommt wohl am 31.8.2018 raus und heisst: Joy as an Act of Resistance

Der Untergeher

05.06.2018 - 17:26- Newsbeitrag

'Joy as an Act of Resistance' out 31st August 2018





Nochmal offiziell. Freland hat alles Relevante bereits gesagt.

saihttam

06.06.2018 - 12:57

Geil! Ich freu mich drauf.

eric

06.06.2018 - 13:48

Super. In den Strophen nach wie vor ein wenig, als hätte man Eddie Argos bzw. Art Brut aufgetaut und durch den Schlamm gezogen.

Aha

06.06.2018 - 15:21

Die scheinen mit ihrem politisch korrektem Punkrock ja einen Nerv getroffen zu haben, bei dem der moderne Linke auch mal so richtig - und völlig ohne moralische Bedenken - die Sau raus lassen kann und dabei noch virtue signalling Punkte sammelt.

MM13

06.06.2018 - 19:58

sehr geil!

Aha

06.06.2018 - 20:06

Ups! Woher kommt denn der Stock in meinen Arsch? Hmmm, fühlt sich gar nicht so schlecht an....

Aha = Achim

06.06.2018 - 21:43

(A.)

Aha

06.06.2018 - 21:55

Bei mir gibt es keinen Stock zu finden.
Ich kann nämlich auch zu NOFX Spaß haben.

Armin

08.06.2018 - 18:55- Newsbeitrag

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.”

Read Joe’s full statement on the album’s inspiration and origins here.

Last week IDLES unleashed blistering 2-part album opener, “Colossus,” along with a music video that features cameos from Stone Cold Steve Austin, Fred Astaire, Evel Knievel, Jesus Christ + more. Listen/watch HERE.

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.

Tickets are on sale now HERE

IDLES self-released their debut album - 'Brutalism' - last year. That record carried the band to #1 on Spotify’s Viral Chart, they opened for Foo Fighters at the O2, and landed on Loud & Quiet, DIY, CRACK, NME, Dork and Radio 6’s albums of the year lists among others. They’ve performed to fervent audiences at Primavera, Latitude, Reading and Leeds festivals, and 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).

‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’
Out August 31st on Partisan Records
Pre-order

Tracklist:

1. Colossus
2. Never Fight a Man With a Perm
3. I’m Scum
4. Danny Nedelko
5. Love Song
6. June
7. Samaritans
8. Television
9. Great
10. Gram Rock
11. Cry To Me
12. Rottweiler

'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




Um die vielen "Here"-Sachen zu verlinken, fehlt mir gerade leider die Zeit. ;-)

Armin

27.07.2018 - 13:17- Newsbeitrag

This afternoon 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. The FADER writes: ""The mask of masculinity is a mask that's wearing me," sings front man Joe Talbot over the top of a tight and anxiety-laced guitar riff. It's the third single... and one of their most confrontational songs to date."

Listen/watch here and feel free to share:

Speaking of the song’s message, front man Joe Talbot says:

"There's been a long line of bullshit that has pushed men into a corner, where simple masking becomes a trope of masculinity and a catalyst for insanity. What we wear, what we eat, what razor we use, high performance chewing gum, go faster shampoo, how we treat women, how we treat ourselves, how we die. I truly believe that masculinity has gone from an evolution of cultural praxis to a disease. I wanted to encourage a conversation about gender roles by writing this song."

"Samaritans" is the third song to be released from IDLES's much-anticipated upcoming album "Joy As An Act Of Resistance." Produced by Space and mixed by Adam Greenspan & Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kate Bush), The album takes aim at everything from nationalism and immigration to 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.”

retro

27.07.2018 - 14:44

ganz starker song, der bisher beste der 3 neuen.

yanqui

27.07.2018 - 18:21

starker song. war mir schon damals von diesem konzert positiv in erinnerung geblieben: https://www1.wdr.de/mediathek/video/sendungen/rockpalast/video-idles---samaritans-100.html

cargo

27.07.2018 - 18:56

Ja, der beste Song bisher. Auch weil er für mich stark nach Protomartyr klingt.

Donny-

12.08.2018 - 09:21

Wer sich die IDLES im November in Leipzig zu Gemüte führt, sei die Vorband "Pigeon" ans Herz gelegt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm8BxV2B3FA

Der Untergeher

15.08.2018 - 15:14- Newsbeitrag

Maskulinität ist eine Krankheit

15.08.2018 - 15:47

Versuche die Band schon seit "Brutalism" gut zu finden, klingt aber leider immer wieder nach "schon 1000mal gehört". Kann die Begeisterung daher leider nicht ganz teilen. Vor 15 Jahren hätte ich da noch besoffen in der ersten Reihe gepogt und mich heiser gebrüllt, aber heute...I don't know.

Selling Point

15.08.2018 - 18:10

Finde die neuen Songs bisher alle ziemlich öde.
Wirkt als ob man da schnell ne 2te Platte nachschieben wollte um den Hype zu nutzen und die Kuh zu melken.
Wirkt alles so anbiedernd.

Armin

21.08.2018 - 21:17- Newsbeitrag

Frisch rezensiert. "Album der Woche"!

Meinungen?

Tom

23.08.2018 - 09:11

"tiefe Gitarren...": Das nennt sich Bass. Tiefe Gitarren gibt's bei Idles eher nicht.

Kann man hier auch gut sehen (Colossus, BBC 6 Music Live Room:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWM6jyQ0JFs

Ich freue mich aber trotzdem auf das Album und hoffe, dass es bald im Briefkasten liegt.

Tom

23.08.2018 - 09:16

Umpf: "zwischenzeitlich ruhigere Post-Punk-Kost wie "June""

In dem Song geht es um Joes Tochter, die tot geboren wurde...

eric

23.08.2018 - 11:39

Danke und: ja. Ist hier im rein musikalischen Sinn gemeint, der Halbsatz. Leider ist die Textmenge einer Rezension begrenzt, hätte sonst gern noch über mehr Songinhalte schreiben können.

fieseline

24.08.2018 - 15:27

Mehr Platz hatte heute die taz. Eine wohlwollende und ausführliche Rezension des neuen Albums.: http://www.taz.de/Neues-Album-der-Punkband-Idles/!5530217/

Tom

31.08.2018 - 09:43

Das Album ist etwas bunter als das erste, aber mein Eindruck nach dem ersten Hören ist positiv.

"June" löst eine heftige Gänsehaut aus...

dougie

31.08.2018 - 11:54

Hmm, leider ziemlich enttäuschend.

Zu stumpf und Mängel im Songwriting.

Dem Debut würde ich so 7-7,5 geben.

Das hier ist maximal 5/10

Tom

31.08.2018 - 13:23

@"Mängel im Songwriting":
Wenn ich es richtig verstanden habe, "schreiben" die Instrumentalisten die Musik und nach intensivem Durchhören schreibt Joe seine Texte jeweils in einem Rutsch durch.
Aufgenommen wird das Ganze dann live in maximal 3 Takes (wie auch bei Brutalism).

Ausgefeilt ist das halt nicht, was den den Spaß (zumindest bei mir) aber nicht mindert. Man muss es ja nicht mögen.

dougie

31.08.2018 - 14:02

Das Debut mochte ich ja.
Meine Kritik ist auch nicht, dass es nicht komplex genug ist, sondern einfach größtenteils langweilig.
Brutalism hatte eine handvoll "Bretter", die hier fehlen.

Stephan

01.09.2018 - 14:06

Mir gefällt es ganz gut. Leider aber auch nicht mehr. Im direkten Vergleich ist für mich Protomartyrs "Relatives in descent" um einiges stärker.
Bei den Highlights gehe ich mit, vielleicht noch plus "June"

Song des Jahres

04.09.2018 - 08:15

Für mich ist "Danny Nedelko" der Punk Rock Song des Jahres. Unheimlicher Ohrwurm und dazu trifft der Text (leider) perfekt den Zeitgeist.

Hmm nö

04.09.2018 - 10:16

Den Song finde ich ja ziemlich stumpf.

wilson (ausgeloggt)

04.09.2018 - 11:25

vinyl wurde soeben gekauft!

eric

04.09.2018 - 11:45

Hab das Wörtchen "stumpf" in Verbindung mit Idles nun schon zwei, dreimal gehört und gelesen. Was ihr hört (und evtl. anders erwartet habt), ist für mich ein wichtiges Stilmittel der Band. Wer's etwas sauberer und eleganter mag, sollte die Shame-Platte mal testen.

Stumpf?!

04.09.2018 - 12:47

Stumpf...aha. Naja dann vielleicht mal genau zuhören um was es in dem Song geht.
Ein Mitgröhlsong zum Thema Migration...find ich persönlich ziemlich genial.

wilson (ausgeloggt)

04.09.2018 - 13:14

"stumpf" ist (in meiner welt) im zusammenhang mit einem "punk"-song nicht zwingend negativ gemeint...

eric

04.09.2018 - 13:17

@ausgeloggter wilson: Eben.

hmm nö

04.09.2018 - 13:24

Dieses "Yadiyadiadi adioh oh oh oh, yadiyeh eh eh eh..." find ich halt auch in einem Punk Song nervig.

@ hmm nö

04.09.2018 - 13:29

Hey Ho Let's Go!

Öm

04.09.2018 - 13:33

Hodi odi ohh di ho di eh?

M@ri@

04.09.2018 - 13:42

Döp döp döp dödödöp döp döp?

Blau

04.09.2018 - 14:23

da ba dee da ba dye, da ba dee da ba dye......

Telecaster

04.09.2018 - 14:52

"I'm Scum" und "Never Fight A Man With A Perm" finde ich bisher besser als alle der Vorab-Singles. Insgesamt ist die Platte dankbar schnell vorbei, bevor sie nerven kann.
Die Phrase "These Boots Were Made For Stomping..." haben sie sich aus nem Reggae-Song geklaut (Symarip).

@ Telecaster

04.09.2018 - 15:01

"Die Phrase "These Boots Were Made For Stomping..." haben sie sich aus nem Reggae-Song geklaut (Symarip)"

Achso, ich dachte einfach von Nancy Sinatra

Die Texte

04.09.2018 - 15:33

Wirken als hätte er ziemlich oft auf Twitter und Tumblr abgehangen und versucht viele feministische und SJW-Themen, Phrasen und Plattitüden aufs Album zu packen.

Die Texte

04.09.2018 - 15:37

Ups!...Merke gerade das mein Posting eigentlich mehr über mich selbst aussagt als über die Band!

Telecaster

04.09.2018 - 17:19

Ursprünglich Nancy Sinatra, eh klar. Dann aber in der Variante mit "stomping" eben auch schon mal von Symarip verwendet.

Weiteres

04.09.2018 - 17:28

"I kissed a boy and i liked it" von Katy Perry.

"I love myself and i wanna try" von Kurt Cobain.

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