Idles have an incredible knack of taking complex societal issues and condensing them into three and a half minute punk songs whose lyrics are as sharp as their riffs.
Having focussed on class inequality and immigration with recent singles, new track ‘Samaritans’, taken from forthcoming second LP Joy As An Act of Resistance (excellent title by the way), homes in on the toxic messages given to boys and young men about what it means to be a man.
The album is due for release on 31st August through Partisan Records. In addition to a string of festival shows, the band will be on tour throughout the Autumn, including their biggest London headline show to date at The O2 Forum in Kentish Town on 18th October and are also touring an exhibition of artwork by 16 artists who have created their own interpretations of the album’s tracks . Full tour and exhibition dates can be found here.