In addition to sharing a striking new music video featuring Kris Hitchen (who played a starring role in Ken Loach’s critically acclaimed Sorry We Missed You) and directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace of ThirtyTwo for recent single “Mercedes Marxist”, IDLES have also released another brand new song – “I Dream Guillotine” – which appears as the B-side to the “Mercedes Marxist” 7″ that is released today. “Mercedes Marxist” was recently A-listed at 6 Music and both tracks were written and recorded during last year’s sessions for “Joy as an Act of Resistance.”

The limited 7″ is available to buy HERE.

 

Animated video to fan-favourite and album highlight “Never Fight A Man With A Perm”. The video was put together by the team behind Fluffer Records (Al Brown, Russell Taysom & Stella Belle Hex) who have said the following about the concept:

“The idea for the “Never Fight A Man With A Perm” video came directly from the lyrics of the song and how it tackles the subject of toxic masculinity. Using a British take on the classic arcade beat ’em up platform game seemed like a cool way to put this across visually.”

 

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IDLES today announce a short tour for December – including their biggest headlining date yet on Saturday, 7th December at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Tue 3 Dec Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
Wed 4 Dec Manchester, Academy
Thu 5 Dec Leeds, O2 Academy
Sat 7 Dec London, Alexandra Palace

Tickets will go on sale this Friday 28th June at 9:30 AM BST but fans can gain access to artist pre-sale on Wednesday 26th June 9:30 AM BST by signing up at https://www.idlesband.com

 


Tickets will go on sale this Friday 28th June at 9:30 AM BST but fans can gain access to artist pre-sale on Wednesday 26th June 9:30 AM BST by signing up at https://www.idlesband.com

With their last shows selling out in minutes IDLES wanted to give as many fans as possible an opportunity to acquire tickets to celebrate what has been an incredible year. Tickets will be limited to 4 per person.

The band will also be working with Big Green Coach to provide a return coach service for fans to travel safely to and from the Alexandra Palace show. There will be services ran from Bristol, Bournemouth, Reading, Southampton and Swindon and tickets will be available direct from: https://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/idles

The band’s latest release “Mercedes Marxist” is currently A-listed at 6 Music and will be released physically on August 2nd as a 7″. The single will include another new song on its B-side, entitled “I Dream Guillotine.” Both tracks were written and recorded during the band’s sessions for “Joy as an Act of Resistance.” and pre-orders are available HERE.

 

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Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Dogrel’ (#9 in the UK album chart) as well as a sold out US tour with labelmates IDLES, an electrifying performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and yet another BBC 6 Music A listing for their fan-favourite single ‘Boys In The Better Land’; Fontaines D.C. have now shared a new video for album track ‘Sha Sha Sha’.

Directed by Hugh Mulhern (Boys In The Better Land, Too Real) the video takes place in the same circus company (Duffy’s) as featured on their critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Dogrel’s artwork.

TOUR DATES:

23 JUN 2019 / NL / Amsterdam / Loose Ends
24 JUN 2019 / CR / Zagreb / INmusic Festival
26 JUN 2019 / UK / Eden Project / Eden Sessions
(supporting Liam Gallagher)
29 JUN 2019 / UK / Glastonbury Festival

04 JUL 2019 / FR / Chavanches / Les Eurockeennes
05 JUL 2019 / ES / Vilanova i la Geltrú / VIDA Festival
06 JUL 2019 / RU / Saint Petersburg / Stereoleto
07 JUL 2019 / RU / Moscow / Bol Festival
11 JUL 2019 / BE / Dour / Dour Festival
13 JUL 2019 / UK / Glasgow / TRNSMT Festival
14 JUL 2019 / UK / London / Citadel Festival
19 JUL 2019 / NL / Nijmegen / Valkhof Festival
20 JUL 2019 / FR / Carhaix-Plouguer / Les Vieilles Charrues
25 JUL 2019 / CH / Nyon / Paleo Festival
26 JUL 2019 / UK / Oxford / Truck Festival
27 JUL 2019 / UK / Rainton / Deer Shed Festival
28 JUL 2019 / UK / Pikehall / Y Not Festival

02 AUG 2019 / IE/ Waterford  / All Together Now
04 AUG 2019 / CA / Montreal, QC / Osheaga Festival
08 AUG 2019 / NO / Oslo / Oya Festival
09 AUG 2019 / DE / Haldern Pop Festival
11 AUG 2019 / IT / Sicily / Ypsigrock festival
15 AUG 2019 / FR / Saint-Malo / La Route du Rock festival

1 SEP 2019 / UK / Wiltshire / End of The Road Festival
06 SEP 2019 / US / Brookyn, NY / Music Hall Of Williamsburg+ SOLD OUT!
07 SEP 2019 / US / Philadelphia, PA / Johnny Brenda’s+ SOLD OUT!
08 SEP 2019 / US / Boston, MA / Great Scott+ SOLD OUT!
11 SEP 2019 / US / Washington, DC / U Street Music Hall+
12 SEP 2019 / US / Columbus, OH / Ace of Cups+
13 SEP 2019 / US / Toronto, ON / Horseshoe Tavern+
14 SEP 2019 / US / Detroit, MI / El Club+
15 SEP 2019 / US / Chicago, IL / Lincoln Hall+
17 SEP 2019 / US / Minneapolis, MN / 7th Street Entry+
20 SEP 2019 / US / Vancouver, BC / Fox Cabaret+ SOLD OUT!
21 SEP 2019 / US / Portland, OR / Mississippi Studios+
22 SEP 2019 / US / Seattle, WA / Neumo’s+
24 SEP 2019 / US / San Francisco, CA / The Independent+
26 SEP 2019 / US / Los Angeles, CA / Teragram Ballroom+
27 SEP 2019 / US / Dana Point, CA / Ohana Festival+

01 NOV 2019 / ES / Madrid / Chango
02 NOV 2019 / ES / Barcelona / Razzmatazz 3
04 NOV 2019 / DE / Cologne / Gebäude 9
05 NOV 2019 / DE / Berlin / Bi Nuu
07 NOV 2019 / BE / Brussels / Botanique
08 NOV 2019 / NL / Amsterdam / Bitterzoet
10 NOV 2019 / FR / Paris / Le Bataclan
11 NOV 2019 / FR / Nantes / Stereolux
19 NOV 2019 / UK / Manchester / O2 Ritz
20 NOV 2019 / UK / Liverpool / O2 Academy
21 NOV 2019 / UK / Glasgow / SWG 3
22 NOV 2019 / UK / Leeds / Stylus
23 NOV 2019 / UK / Sheffield / Leadmill
25 NOV 2019 / UK / Birmingham / O2 Institute
26 NOV 2019 / UK / Oxford / O2 Academy
27 NOV 2019 / UK / London / O2 Forum
28 NOV 2019 / UK / Brighton / Concorde 2
30 NOV 2019 / UK / Bristol / SWX

1 DEC 2019 / UK / Southampton / The 1865
7 DEC 2019 / IRE / Dublin / Vicar Street SOLD OUT!
8 DEC 2019 / IRE / Dublin / Vicar Street EXTRA DATE

10 JAN 2020 / UK / Newcastle / O2 Academy
11 JAN 2020 / UK / Nottingham / Rock City

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Following pop-up exhibitions in London, New York and Paris, IDLES announce today their plans to auction off all the artwork to raise money for Samaritans. The band’s latest single, of the same name and inspired by the charity, has also been A-listed this week at 6 Music.

The auction will be live from 09:00 GMT on Friday 7th Dec.

The band will be staggering end times of auctions every 15 minutes from 18:00 GMT on Sunday 9th Dec.

People will be able to bid on the following work:

JAAAOR Front Cover
‘Colossus’ by Nigel Talbot
‘Never Fight a Man with a Perm’ by Robin Stewart
‘I’m Scum’ by Joe Talbot
‘Danny Nedelko’ by Tao Lashley-Burnley
‘Love Song’ by Elizabeth Cater
‘June’ by Elizabeth Cater and Joe Talbot
‘Samaritans’ by Joe Talbot
‘Television’ by Tao Lashley-Burnley
‘Great’ by Ed Barrett
‘Gram Rock’ by Orlando Weeks
‘Cry to Me’ by Huw Good
‘Rottweiler’ by Tao Lashley-Burnley
‘AAlcohol’ by Joe Talbot
‘I Dream Guillotine’ by Chris Nicholls
‘Mercedes Marxist’ by Russel Oliver
Idles Centrefold by Tom Ham
JAAAOR Back Cover

For further information, photos of artwork and to bid in the auction:

Auction bids here

“We are really delighted and grateful that IDLES are auctioning this fantastic artwork, inspired by the Samaritans track, to support the service our volunteers provide for people. Hopefully it will rais,e awareness of what Samaritans does, and encourage people to look after their own well-being and that of their friends and family, as well as helping Samaritans to be there for people when they need it.”

Samaritans CEO Ruth Sutherland

Further information about Samaritans:

Samaritans has more than 20,000 volunteers in the UK and Ireland who can be contacted any time, free from any phone, on 116 123. They also provide support via email jo@samaritans.org or face to face support at their 201 branches. Samaritans volunteers respond to more than 5 million calls for help a year.

After a wrapping up sell-out UK and US tours, IDLES have confirmed a 2019 world tour, headlining their biggest venues yet. The run will include two London headliners at The Electric Ballroom and their first ever run of dates in Australia. Tickets go on public sale this Friday, Nov 9th at 10 am local time, with tickets available at www.idlesband.com, full routing below.

IDLES’ new record ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ debuted at no.5 in the UK charts, breaking Rough Trade’s all-time record for most pre-orders and sales in a day. It is currently the no.1 best-reviewed record of 2018 (average rating of 88 across 25 reviews) at Album Of The Year and in the Top 10 on Metacritic. The band saw not only singles but the album itself A-listed at 6 Music and earned major features, amongst others, with the likes of Q, Mojo, The Guardian and covers with DIY, Loud & Quiet, So Young and NME. They’ve arrived internationally too with only last week NPR Music declaring “I am an IDLES addict. It’s like mainlining an uplifting and unifying assault on nationalism, racism, intolerance, and class inequality.”

The band won Best Breakthrough at the Q Awards last month following their Jools Holland debut which NME called “history in the making…incomparably brilliant,” likening it to Arctic Monkeys and Kanye West’s first appearances on the show. Watch here. La Blogothèque also just filmed the band performing a couple ‘Joy’ standouts, watch them do stripped down versions of “I’m Scum” and “Gram Rock”.

“No hyperbole needed; IDLES are the most important band we have right now.” – DIY Magazine (cover story)

“Everything about Joy As An Act Of Resistance is just so perfectly realised. An instant classic, one that people will turn to in times of need for years to come.”
10/10 – NME

“This album is a heart-breaking but jubilant exploration of joy, honesty, fragility and expression as our most powerful means of human resistance.”
9/10 – Classic Rock

“IDLES have released the most relevant and at times gut wrenching album of the year.”  Drowned In Sound

“IDLES make sense of modern chaos on the utterly essential Joy as an Act of Resistance.”  The Line Of Best Fit

“Idles take their rightful place as not Britain’s, nor Europe’s, but the world’s most vital band. It’s a fist-clenched celebration of the full spectrum of phenomena – inexplicable, crushing and totally joyous – that divides and unites us all.”  The Quietus

“IDLES deliver a thunderous and sharp state-of-the-nation address.”  The 405

“Across its 40-odd minutes, Joy As An Act of Resistance makes you want to laugh and cry and roar into the wind and cradle your nearest and dearest. It is a beautiful slice of humanity delivered by a group of men whose vulnerability and heart has become a guiding light in the fog for an increasing community of fans who don’t just want, but need this.”
5/5 – DIY

“The power of ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance.’ is how it shows society itself in a mirror. Sometimes it’s a bathroom mirror in the morning too bright and over exposed, another time it’s a makeup mirror in a car you struggle just to catch a glimpse of yourself and other times it’s a fairground mirror and everything is distorted and grotesque. But each time you have look yourself in the eye and take stock for your actions.

This is a band to get excited about. Very, VERY, excited about!”
9/10 – Clash

“This album announces IDLES as one of the most exhilarating and necessary punk bands of right now.”  Kerrang!

“…this isn’t good-time, aspirational, radio-friendly pop. But for anyone in need of music that articulates their concerns or helps them to work through their troubles–or anyone who simply appreciates blistering, intelligent punk – they might just be Britain’s most necessary band.” – The Guardian

“Over a visceral torrent of motorik punk-pop pummels recalling prime Pixies or mclusky, Joe hails his “beautiful immigrant” blood brother “Danny Nedelko” and celebrates his “mongrel” upbringing on “I’m Scum” – in a world run by bullish right-wing sex pests, his aggressive compassion is a potent antidote.” – The Independent

“This feels indispensable, as both bereavement therapy and Brexit-era protest.”  Q

“Britain’s most cult-worthy band have a raging vitality.”  GQ

“Joy as An Act of Resistance is a record that bristles with the political and emotional energy of punk’s very best.”
9/10 – CRACK

“One of the most vital albums of 2018.”
5/5 – Dork

“‘Joy…’ is a self-confessed parade. It’s a punch-up and it’s a bear hug.”  Loud & Quiet

“Their follow-up sees them crank everything up to the next level. No band is better equipped to document the here and now, warts and all.”  Mojo

“This must surely win the award for most intense album of the year. An exorcism of sadness and rage, with a burning commitment to honesty of expression throughout.”  The Times

“Bristolian punk – brutally loud, brutally honest.”  Uncut

“IDLES is the best 21st century punk-ish band I’ve heard.”  NPR Music (Bob Boilen)

“Visceral, joyous, and honest — lightning rods for collective rage, forged from love.” – Noisey

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