Idles are a post punk band from Bristol consisting of Joe Talbot, Mark Bowen, Lee Kiernan, Adam Devonshire and Jon Beavis.
The band released their debut self-titled EP in 2012, followed by a second EP, ‘Meat’ in 2015. The band released their debut album, ‘Brutalism’, in March 2017, which they supported with a comprehensive nationwide UK tour in spring of that year, and spring of 2018 too! They've also headlined their own shows in the US and Canada, too.
Idles have now announced a world tour supporting new album 'Joy As An Act Of Resistance', which is due for release on August 31. The tour sees the boys stop in the UK, Ireland, Europe, North america, Canada, and even a date in Japan! Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Wed 12th Sep 2018
‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ is an emotional call to arms. On their second album Idles tell us that they want us to strive to be happy despite the things that try to bring us down. They want us to see that there is strength in allowing ourselves to be vulnerable, while opening the floor to discussions of issues such as toxic masculinity and xenophobia.
Thu 30th Aug 2018
Crackling through a speakerphone, Joe Talbot’s voice is calm and level. “I don’t feel any pressure to do anything,” he says. “It’s up to me. I genuinely don’t care what anyone else makes of what I do. It’s up to me to be as honest to myself, and truthful to the band and our art, as possible. The rest is up to you.”