Idles announce new album, Joy As An Act of Resistance

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Idles have announced a new album. On August 31, the UK post-punk outfit will release Joy As An Act of Resistance, their second album and first through new label Partisan. The album features the band’s new single “Colossus,” which they recently debuted, and was produced by Space and mixed by Adam Greenspan and famed producer Nick Launay (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Killing Joke, Kate Bush). “This album is an attempt to be vulnerable to our audience and to encourage vulnerability; a brave naked smile in this shitty new world,” says frontman Joe Talbot in a press release. “We have stripped back the songs and lyrics to our bare flesh to allow each other to breathe, to celebrate our differences, and act as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them. Because without our community, we’d be nothing.” Take a look at the album’s tracklist below and hear new single “Danny Nedelko.”

The band has also expanded their tour this fall. Take a look at those dates below.

Idles Joy As An Act of Resistance tracklist:

1. Colossus
2. Never Fight a Man With a Perm
3. I’m Scum
4. Danny Nedelko
5. Love Song
6. June
7. Samaritans
8. Television
9. Great
10. Gram Rock
11. Cry To Me
12. Rottweiler

Idles tour dates:

9/11 – Tokyo, JP – Daikanyama Unit
9/14 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (B)
9/15 – Fort Wayne, IN – Middle Waves Music Festival (B)
9/16 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups (B)
9/17 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace (B)
9/18 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmont (B)
9/20 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall (B)
9/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (B)
9/24 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church (B)
9/25 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel (B)
9/27 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (B)
9/28 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt (B)
9/29 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room (B)
10/1 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge (B)
10/4 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre (B)
10/5 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge (B)
10/6 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern (B)
10/8 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent (B)
10/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom (B)
10/16 – Bristol, UK – SWX
10/18 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
10/19 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
10/20 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
10/23 – Newcastle, UK – Riverside
10/24 – Leeds, UK – Leeds University Stylus
10/25 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
10/26 – Birmingham, UK – Institute
10/27 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
10/29 – Oxford, UK – O2 Academy
10/30 – Lille, FR – L’Aeronef
11/1 – Brussels, BE – Botanique
11/2 – Leffinge, NL – De Zwerver
11/3 – Dusseldorf, DE – zakk
11/4 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
11/6 – Groningen, NL – VERA
11/8 – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
11/9 – Hamburg, DE – Knust
11/10 – Leipzig, DE – UT Connewitz
11/11 – Berlin, DE – SO36
11/13 – Prague, CZ – Futurum
11/14 – Vienna, AT – Flex Cafe
11/16 – Munich, DE – Ampere
11/17 – St. Gallen, CH – Palace
11/18 – Dudingen, CH – Bad Bonn
11/19 – Zurich, CH – Mascotte
11/20 – Lausanne, CH – Les Docks
11/22 – Milan, IT – Circolo Magnolia
11/23 – Lyon, FR – Epicerie Moderne
11/24 – Bordeaux, FR – Rock School Barbey
11/26 – Porto, PT – Hard Club
11/27 – Lisbon, PT – Lisboa ao Vivo
11/29 – Madrid, ES – Moby Dick
11/30 – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz
12/1 – Toulouse, FR – Connexion Live

(B) = with Bambara

Idles’ “Mother” was one of our Top 100 Songs of 2017.

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