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Sep 25, 2020

British political punks IDLES have released a new album, Ultra Mono, today via Partisan. Now that it’s out you can stream the whole thing here. Also, today we posted our review of the album. More

9 Best Songs of the Week: JARV IS…, Cults, Lianne La Havas, Will Butler, and More

Plus Oceanator, The Go! Team, IDLES, Moses Sumney, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 17, 2020

Welcome to the 28th Songs of the Week of 2020. It’s another week where the pandemic continues to spread all around America, with the Trump administration doing little to stop it. As a consequence, parents across the land (including this one) are wrestling with whether or not to send their kids to school this fall. More

Jul 14, 2020

British political punks IDLES are releasing a new album, Ultra Mono, on September 25 via Partisan. Now they have shared another song from it, “A Hymn,” via a video for it that features the band members driving in cars with their parents through their hometowns.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Doves, The Fiery Furnaces, Phoebe Bridgers, The Beths and More

Plus The Killers, Guerilla Toss, Hannah Georgas, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 19, 2020

Welcome to the 24th Songs of the Week of 2020. These days life is just overwhelming, at least if you pay attention to the news at all. It’s just one long parade of understandable outrage. Sure, some good things also happened this week. More

IDLES Announce New Album, Share Video for New Song “Grounds”

Ultra Mono Due Out September 25 via Partisan

Jun 16, 2020

British political punks IDLES have announced a new album, Ultra Mono, and have shared a new song from it, “Grounds,” via a video for it.  More

IDLES Share Video for New Song “Mr. Motivator”

The First Single From Their Third Album

May 19, 2020

British political punks IDLES have shared a new song, “Mr. Motivator,” via a video for the track. The band self-directed the video and appear in it alongside their fans, who are exercising. A press release says it’s the first preview of the band’s yet-to-be-announced third album, which is expected later this year. More

Anna Calvi Announces New Album, Shares “Don’t Beat the Girl Out of My Boy” w/ Courtney Barnett

Hunted Due Out March 6 via Domino; Album Also Features Julia Holter, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and IDLES’ Joe Talbot

Jan 27, 2020

Anna Calvi has announced a new album, Hunted, and shared its first single, a new version of "Don't Beat the Girl Out of My Boy" that features guest vocals from Courtney Barnett. Hunted is a new stripped down version of Calvi's 2018 album Hunter featuring various other notable guests: Julia Holter, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and IDLES' Joe Talbot. More

IDLES Announce New Live Album Recorded at Le Bataclan, Share Live Video for “Mother”

A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan Due Out December 6 via Partisan

Oct 17, 2019

British political punks IDLES have announced a new live album, A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan, and shared its first single, a live version of "Mother," shared via a live video. The album was recorded at Le Bataclan in Paris (site of the tragic 2015 terrorist attack). More

IDLES’ “Colossus” Gets Remixed By Tricky

Tricky’s Test of Time Compilation Due Out August 30 via False Idols

Aug 16, 2019

Trip-hop pioneer Tricky has remixed British political punks IDLES, reworking "Colossus" from the band's acclaimed 2018 album Joy as an Act of Resistance. The remix is featured on a new compilation on Tricky's own False Idols label, Test of Time, featuring tracks handpicked by Tricky.  More

Aug 02, 2019

British political punks IDLES have shared a new song and a video for another song. They released a new album, Joy as an Act of Resistance, last year via Partisan. Today they have released a new 7-inch single, "Mercedes Marxist," which was recorded at the same time as the last album.  More

Mercury Prize 2019 Nominees Announced – Cate Le Bon, Anna Calvi, IDLES, Foals, and More

The 1975, Black Midi, Fontaines D.C., slowthai, and Others Also Nominated

Jul 25, 2019

This year's Mercury Prize nominees have been announced and they include the latest albums by Cate Le Bon, Anna Calvi, IDLES, Foals, The 1975, Black Midi, Fontaines D.C., slowtai, and more. More

May 07, 2019

British political punks IDLES released a new album, Joy as an Act of Resistance, last year via Partisan. Now they have shared a new song, "Mercedes Marxist," which was recorded at the same time as the last album. They have also announced some new fall North American tour dates. More

Austin City Limits 2019 Lineup: Tame Impala, Guns N’ Roses, The Cure, Thom Yorke, and More

Plus: Jenny Lewis, Childish Gambino, Robyn, The Raconteurs, Billie Eilish, Kacey Musgraves, Weyes Blood, IDLES, Julia Jacklin, and Others

Apr 30, 2019

Austin City Limits have announced the lineup of their 2019 festival to go down in the Texas capitol this October. The event is headlined by Guns N' Roses, The Cure, Tame Impala, Childish Gambino, Robyn, Mumford & Sons, Billie Eilish, and Cardi B. More

Joint Album of the Week: Anna Calvi and Wild Nothing

Anna Calvi's Hunter Out Now via Domino and Wild Nothing's Indigo Out Now via Captured Tracks

Aug 31, 2018

This week we have a tie for Album of the WeekAnna Calvi's Hunter and Wild Nothing's Indigo. We couldn't decide which album we liked better, so they are joint Album of the Week. Below is info on both albums, as well as full album streams and videos from each record. More

IDLES - Stream the New Album

Joy as an Act of Resistance Out Now via Partisan

Aug 31, 2018

British political punks IDLES released a new album, Joy as an Act of Resistance, today via Partisan. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. Also below are the band's upcoming tour dates. More

Desert Daze Announces Slowdive, Wooden Shjips, Idles, and Other Lineup Additions

They Join Previously Announced Lineup Including Tame Impala, Jarvis Cocker, Mercury Rev Performing Deserter's Songs, My Bloody Valentine, Julia Holter, and More

Aug 28, 2018

California's Desert Daze festival has been announcing its lineup in stages. Now they have announced the fourth round of artists, including Slowdive (who join previously announced fellow shoegazing legends My Bloody Valentine), Wooden Shjips, Idles, Cosmonauts, L.A. Witch, Death Valley Girls, Vinyl Williams, Goon, Stonefield, Sugar Candy Mountain, and The Mad Walls.  More

IDLES Share Video for New Pro-Immigration Song “Great”

Joy as an Act of Resistance Due Out August 31 via Partisan

Aug 14, 2018

British punks IDLES are releasing a new album, Joy as an Act of Resistance, on August 31 via Partisan. Now they have shared a video for another new song from the album, "Great." A press release describes the song as "a pro-immigration black comedy...as well as a scathing confrontation of the Brexit/Trump era."  More



Reviews

Ultra Mono

Ultra Mono

Partisan

Sep 25, 2020

IDLES’ success did not come overnight. After toiling away in the underground for nearly a decade, the band broke with 2018’s Joy As An Act of Resistance, shooting the band into the height of modern rock success in its native England. More

A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan

A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan

Partisan

Dec 05, 2019

The rise of IDLES over the last 18 months has been heartening to watch. After years of half-focused gestation, the Bristol band had one of the best debut albums of 2017 with Brutalism, but with little U.S. exposure their first North American tour in March of 2018 was a modest four dates at small venues in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and Toronto. More

IDLES - UK Tour, October 2018

Nov 12, 2018

As the voices of 2000+ raise through London's Kentish Town Forum, tears seem to spring to their eyes. "This song is about how much I love immigrants," snarled singer Joe Talbot moments earlier to deafening cheers from the throng.  More

Joy as an Act of Resistance

Joy as an Act of Resistance

Partisan

Aug 31, 2018

With last year's Brutalism, Bristol, England's IDLES invited us into a world of sharply angled, wryly comic, remarkably humane rock. It's not often in recent times that a band turns up and turns things inside out. IDLES, however, are a very special proposition indeed and they're here to change the world for the better through the inestimable power of punk rock, positivity, and community. More