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Idles To Support Foo Fighters

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The momentum continues for Bristol punks Idles, who follow raucous shows at Reading & Leeds and filling in for Steve Lamacq on his Radio 6 Recommends show with the announcement of their biggest headliner yet at London's Village Underground on November 23. They will be supported by Life and Kite Base (ft. Ayse Hassan of Savages). Tickets go on sale from Thursday 31st August from 9am here [http://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/idles/]. They've also announced their biggest support slot too - Foo Fighters at the O2 Arena on 19th September.

This year's Brutalism LP received considerable attention on its release and this alongside their incendiary live shows have garnered then a growing fan base ever since. Jeremy Vine is among their admirers, they’re in Radio 6’s albums of the year, they were 33-1 for the Mercury Prize at Ladbrokes ahead of announcement and they had the biggest crowd of the whole weekend on The Lake Stage at Latitude where they also performed a secret set for the BBC, also rammed, directly after at the Introducing stage.

As well as their own headlining tour, the band have performed dates with Dead Kennedys, DIIV and were The Maccabees special guests at all three of their final shows at Alexandra Palace. They’ve not been hurt by a succession of brilliant music videos either. Take a watch of their recent video for ‘Mother’, where front man Joe Talbot proceeds to destroy a table full of china, piece by piece. 


Idles' Brutal Debut Album

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Bristol noise merchants Idles release their debut album on Balley records on march 10. Brutalism is a Ronseal title. From the opening sample of Belfast’s infamous ‘No Surrender Woman’ through the vicious beats and sardonic lyrics, Idles twist Shellac, Blacklisters, and Future Of The Left into their own perverse shape. The Maccabees have announced the band as support for their three goodbye shows at the Alexandra Palace in June.

The lyrics of Joseph Talbot are 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 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.

Full tour dates below:

January 2017

Saturday 28th – London - Omeara

March 2017

Monday 6th - Cambridge - Portland Arms

Wednesday 8th - Bristol - The Fleece

Thursday 9th - Colchester - Arts Centre

Friday 10th - London - Moth Club

Sunday 12th - Southampton - The Notes Café

Tuesday 14th - Birmingham - The Hare And Hounds

Wednesday 15th - Guildford - Boileroom

Thursday 16th - Brighton - The Prince Albert

Friday 17th - Tunbridge Wells - Forum

Saturday 18th - Bedford - Esquires

Monday 20th - Oxford - The Bullingdon

Tuesday 21st - Sheffield - The Plug

Wednesday 22nd - Newcastle Upon Tyne - Think Tank

Thursday 23rd - Aberdeen - Tunnels

Friday 24th - Dundee - Buskers

Saturday 25th - Edinburgh - Sneaky Pete’s

Monday 27th - York - The Crescent

Tuesday 28th - Hull - The Adelphi

Wednesday 29th - Nottingham - The Bodega

Thursday 30th - Liverpool - O2 Academy 2

Friday 31st - Wakefield - Unity Hall

April 2017

Monday 3rd - Stoke-On-Trent - The Sugarmill

Tuesday 4th - Preston - Guildhall

Wednesday 5th - Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach

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