WHAT a year it has been for Idles, the release of their debut album has been nothing but celebrated! Now they announce details of two new dates in 2018, no doubt their biggest to date.
The momentum continues for the Bristol punk band. This year they delivered raucous shows at Reading & Leeds, sold out Village Underground in just a few hours and supported 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.
This year’s “Brutalism” LP has been one of the most important releases of all, it has allowed them to grow their fan base and live reputation alike. Contemporaries such as Seasick Steve and Jeremy Vine are amongst their admires alongside huge institutions such as Radio 6 and the Mercury Prize.
Festival appearances have come thick and fast including appearances at Latitude and Reading & Leeds. Their own tour was a whirlwind of excitement and announced their presence as one of the best live bands in the country, this contributed also to appearances supporting DIIV, Dead Kennedy’s and The Maccabees at their final Alexandra Palace shows.
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
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
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