Bristol’s premier post-punks IDLES returned to the fold last month with their lean new single, ‘Well Done’. IDLES’ current run of UK dates takes in The Portland Arms on November 10th with tickets available here.
IDLES met as a quintet at the death of the indie scene in Bristol and began making visceral and sometimes unlistenable post-punk to a growing crowd. They began with their own club night Batcave and practicing religiously until they felt they had found their sound and their live show; with that in check they have now completed their first album and are savaged in hunger to play their music. They want to give themselves and their art to the audience in a concise and violent way unrivalled by their peers. They have no qualms in terrifying and entertaining in the same breath. They celebrate their influences in a vitriolic and belligerent sound that is both familiar and new. They are a nose-bleed on the ears and they’re here to show you they care.
After taking a year and a half hiatus from the live scene since the success of their debut EP release ‘Welcome’ which included BBC Introducing in the Southwest “Band of The Year”, they have been perfecting their writing process to “bleed out a shit tonne of songs that we’re truly proud of”. 2015 finally saw the release of their much anticipated second EP MEAT,
shortly followed by META, an EP of remixes by Alt J, SLINT, The Vaccines andSly-One.