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  • Idles 'Brutalism' - Cargo Records UK

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    Idles 'Brutalism'

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    Idles 'Brutalism'

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    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.

    Fresh from a sold out a UK tour and appearances at SXSW the band will be performing around the UK/European festival circuit including Glastonbury, Reading /Leeds and Download festivals.

    “Idles are one of the most exciting British bands right ow and Brutalism is the proof” - The Line Of Best Fit 

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

    Tracklisting:
    1. Heel / Heal
    2. Well Done
    3. Mother
    4. Date Night
    5. Faith in the City
    6. 1049 Gotho
    7. Divide & Conquer
    8. Rachel Khoo
    9. Stendhal Syndrome
    10. Exeter
    11. Benzocaine
    12. White Privilege
    13. Slow Savage
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  • Lice 'It All Worked Out Great'

    Balley Records

    Lice 'It All Worked Out Great'

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    Lice 'It All Worked Out Great'

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    Emerging from Bristol’s artistic community, Lice are the first signing to Balley Records the label run by IDLES Joe Talbot.

    Drawing influence from an abrasive clutch of early post-punk groups such as The Fall, Psychic TV, Pere Ubu and Public Image Ltd., LICE’s lyrics deal with subjects such as xenophobia and misogyny through first-person monologues and short-stories (designed to confront listeners with their own hateful impulses and biases).

    Originally released as 2 limited edition CDEP’s this 'early years' collection features the songs that have comprised LICE’s live set for the past two years, having been honed, changed and finally completed. 

    Lead single ‘Stammering Bill’, with a video created by the band themselves, appeared on April 5th, quickly winning praise from the likes of Steve Lamacq ,The Guardian & DIY.

    “unmissable: Lice play rockabilly hysteria at an unsustainable pace that collapses deliciously into swampy exhaustion.” The Guardian

    Tracklisting:
    1. Stammering Bill
    2. Voyeur Picture Salesman
    3. Teds Dead
    4. Love Your Island
    5. Little John Wayne
    6. Gentlemens Magazine
    7. In A Previous Life
    8. Saccharine
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