Holy Sheet, they are back! IIIDDDLLLEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!
I’d say thee most exciting live band around right now are back in Southsea playing a show in support of their new album, and an independent record shop…We are just a little bit excited.
IDLES. Live and FREE ENTRY for an unconventional and sweaty lunchtime show.
When? – 1:00pm Monday September 3rd 2018
How much is it? – Free Entry – Yep, incredible scenes!
Where? – Out store at the Wave Maiden FIND THE WAVE MAIDEN
… but only to the first 60 odd people. (on a first come first served (let in) basis:) GET DOWN AND QUEUE FOR THIS ONE EARLY to avoid disappointing disappointment.
Don’t queue and pre order the new album using our online virtual record shop. By doing this you will receive priority and guaranteed entry into the store for this show. (We are expecting a big demand, so it will be 1 pre order per person to guarantee entry)
2 versions are available, the Indies only Pink and a Limited Deluxe LP.
Please Order HERE
(anyone who has already pre ordered the LP will also be invited automatically)
We will send you an e mail with some instructions on collecting your record and gaining priority entry near to the event.
P.S. – We will also create a pie in IDLES honour, available on that day only in the shop – and will ask the guys to choose the filling and pastry – watch this space as we develop it in the pie lab!
Big Thanks to CASEMATES – who are providing the PA for the event.
See you there!!!
Join our FB event Here
More on the new record below.
Thanks for your support!
Last week the band shared further new material in a searing takedown of toxic masculinity entitled “Samaritans”. A live favourite for sometime, the Theo Watkins directed music video compiles archival clips displaying traditional masculine imagery. The FADER writes: “”The mask of masculinity is a mask that’s wearing me,” sings front man Joe Talbot over the top of a tight and anxiety-laced guitar riff. It’s the third single… and one of their most confrontational songs to date.”
Listen/watch here and feel free to share: https://youtu.be/si2pZRifgIo
Speaking of the song’s message, front man Joe Talbot says:
“There’s been a long line of bullshit that has pushed men into a corner, where simple masking becomes a trope of masculinity and a catalyst for insanity. What we wear, what we eat, what razor we use, high performance chewing gum, go faster shampoo, how we treat women, how we treat ourselves, how we die. I truly believe that masculinity has gone from an evolution of cultural praxis to a disease. I wanted to encourage a conversation about gender roles by writing this song.”
“Samaritans” is the third song to be released from IDLES’s much-anticipated upcoming album “Joy As An Act Of Resistance.” Produced by Space and mixed by Adam Greenspan & Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kate Bush), The album takes aim at everything from nationalism and immigration to class inequality – all while maintaining a visceral, infectious positivity. Singer Joe Talbot summarises: “This album is an attempt to be vulnerable to our audience and to encourage vulnerability; a brave naked smile in this shitty new world. 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.”
Read Joe’s full statement on the album’s inspiration and origins here.
Watch the video for album opener “Colossus”