DIY Post-Punks IDLES Premiere “Stendhal Syndrome” | NME’s Tips for 2017 | Support from Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and more | Debut Album “Brutalism” out March 10th

IDLES release chaotic, hilarious video for “Stendhal Syndrome” 


“Stendhal Syndrome” out now

Debut Album “Brutalism” out March 10th


Announced as support to The Maccabees on all three Alexandra Palace shows in June

25 date “Brutalism” headline tour announced for March / April

Watch Spotify viral no.1 “Well Done” HERE



IDLES are hard to capture because they’re not Fat White Family, they’re not Sleaford Mods, they are very much their own incarnation of uncompromising rhythmical punk rock. Lyrically, a mixture of dry obsessional humour and poetic slogans. But, best of all, they really get the adrenalin pumping“.

Steve Lamacq BBC6 Music

IDLES stand alone

Blunt and to the point…(Well Done) is a visceral anthem that’s timed weirdly well for 2016’s madness
New Music Of The Day – NME

Politically charged and furious…bruising, lacerating.”
The Line Of Best Fit

Wilder than a very wild thing marked wild in the wild shop in the middle of the wild wild wood. An IDLES live show is not quite like anything that you have ever seen or heard. It’s got all the ingredients taken from rock n roll’s rich history but the synthesis is entirely their own. The wild men of Bristol“.
Tom Robinson BBC6 music

Watch “Stendhal Syndrome”:

Bristol’s finest post-punk polemics IDLES are picking up a lot of attention recently – for all the right reasons. Handpicked by The Maccabees to support on their London farewell shows, they debuted the video to “Stendhal Syndrome” at DIY (read article HERE) on Friday.

Band bassist and “star” of the video, Dev says of the filming:

Armed with our secret weapon, (a lovely and excessively tall Belgian man called Ben) both Lee and I set about the galleries of London and proceeded to film me pissing about in front of a total of 91 pieces of art. Gin was needed. All moves featured are choreographed by myself under the guidance of the director/singer/artiste extraordinaire Joseph Talbot. I am available for dance lessons if anyone is interested.

They have also announced that they will be embarking on the massive 25 date ‘Brutalism UK Tour’ in March/April 2017. 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 can only be truly understood by witnessing in a live environment. The release late last year 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, brought them to the forefront of ones to watch.

Their much-anticipated debut album Brutalism out 10th March.

Full tour dates below:

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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