Idles have released another single from their eagerly awaited album Joy as an Act of Resistance. Great uses humor to skewer the current Trump/Brexit era and is accompanied by a Theo Watkins directed video. Singer Joe Talbot says of the track:
“Let us go forward with open minds and open hearts into that fuck off fire we’ve started. No blame, no hate. Just love and a blue passport.”
Part of a growing movement of bands who use their voice for social change, Idles manage to tackle current issues with a strong sense of community, while steering clear of the sanctimonious overtures espoused by Bono, Geldof et al,.
Earlier this month Idles also announced an art exhibition to celebrate the release of their album. Taking place at London’s HM Electrics Gallery and curated by the band, the exhibition features works from artists Orlando Weeks, Nigel Talbot, Tao Lapsley and Tom Ham. The gallery will be free entry and artwork on display available to buy, with all proceeds going to the Samaritans charity.
Idles embark on the US leg of their world tour at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall September 14. A full list of dates and tickets can be found here.
Joy as an Act of Resistance is out August 31st on Partisan Records and can be Pre-ordered here.