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.
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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
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