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Idles Confirm Full UK Tour Dates

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 – Mary Berry, Trevor Nelson and Rachel Khoo are just some of the names referenced here, often alongside the unpleasant, but always amongst the real.

The November 2016 release of single, ‘Well Done’ saw the band rise to no.1 on Spotify’s Viral Charts & paired with intensive radio support from Huw Stephens, Annie Mac, Steve Lamacq and regular Radio 6 play has brought them to the forefront of ones to watch. NME, CRACK, DIY and more have tipped them over the festive period and the quality here suggests there will be more plaudits to come when the album reaches the shops in March.


8th – Komedia, Bath

9th – The Hub, Plymouth

11th – Chinnerys, Southend

12th – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate

13th – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

14th – Coventry Central Library, Coventry

15th – Bootleg Social, Blackpool

17th – G2, Glasgow

18th – Gorilla, Manchester

19th – Heaven, London

28th – Are You Listening? Festival, Reading


5th – Live At Leeds, Leeds

5th – Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool

6th – Handmade Festival, Leicester

26th – Bearded Theory, Walton Upon Trent


12th – Ironworks, Inverness (W/ Future Islands)

13th – The Tunnels, Aberdeen

14th – Usher Hall, Edinburgh (W/ Future Islands)

15th – Greenock Town Hall, Greenock (W/ Future Islands)

17th – Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin (W/ Future Islands)


15th – Latitude Festival, Suffolk


1st – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

2nd – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool

3rd – Bestival, Lulworth

4th – Visions Festival, London

9th – Boomtown Fair, Winchester


1st – Electric Fields, Dumfries & Galloway

2nd – End of the Road Festival, Salisbury




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