TORONTO, ON – August 14, 2018 - IDLES have shared a new song off their upcoming LP Joy as an Act of Resistance,’ out 8/31 via Partisan. “Great” is a pro-immigration black comedy (“Islam didn’t eat your hamster/change isn’t a crime”) as well as a scathing confrontation of the Brexit/Trump era. The song’s accompanied by a music video (dir. by Theo Watkins), listen + watch here and feel free to share: idles.lnk.to/great/youtube.

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.”

Joy as an Act of Resistance bluntly addresses everything from toxic masculinity, immigration, racism, nationalism + more. The band are able to channel those weighty subjects though pure positivity and even biting humor. Stereogum praised, “IDLES seem to be the sort of band who transcend corniness by virtue of conviction and intensity. In their hands, clichés are more like blunt weapons.”

IDLES are on the cover of this month’s DIY Magazine  (“No hyperbole needed; IDLES are the most important band we have right now.”), and will soon launch their first ever North American headline tour. Full routing here that includes stops in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. : https://www.idlesband.com/

Danny Nedelko

IDLES 2018 North American Tour:

Sep 14 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

Sep 16 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups

Sep 17 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

Sep 18 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount

Sep 20 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

Sep 22 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *SOLD OUT

Sep 24 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church

Sep 25 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

Sep 27 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

Sep 28 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt

Sep 29 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room

Oct 1 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge

Oct 4 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre

Oct 5 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

Oct 6 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern *SOLD OUT

Oct 8 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

Oct 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom

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