Not familiar with Idles yet? These five guys from Bristol are the new post punk sensation out there. But don’t tell that: their singer, Joe Talbot, really doesn’t like to be labelled that way. Here are five reasons why you need to listen to them. Like RIGHT NOW.
Why do we love Idles?
1/ They sing Love like no one else! Check out the incredibly funny and desperate “Love Song” 💘, the track that made us have a huge crush on them:
2/ They don’t write random songs but federating anthems with clever lyrics advocating kindness, tolerance and respect. How bold is that on our sick sad world? 👍 Plus, many music critics think their unique sound is a bold mix of Joy Division, Bloc Party and Interpol. You just can go wrong with such powerful inspirations, right?
3/ They have the most caring fans, a community of incredibly supportive and lovely human beings, known as the AF Gang. Their moto? All Is Love.🦄 It would almost restore part of our faith in humanity.
4/ They love glitter ✨Guitars, Artwork, everything shines with Idles!
5/ You’ll lose a few pounds attending one of their gigs. A glorious, visceral, beautifully chaotic mess. For sure one of sweatiest, most exciting live acts we’ve seen in a while.🤸♂️Check out this jawdropping gig on Youtube:
In a word, Idles are precious and necessary, and they are so deserving a Gourgandine Cake. 🖤💖🖤 We’re convinced the band have big bright days ahead and we’re counting the days to the next gig (Partly, because we ate the whole cake we dedicated to them and need the exercise). We have to highly recommend their two albums, “Brutalism” and “Joy as an Act of Resistance”, who have both the power to kick you in the face and kiss you on the cheek on the same freaking time.
What about you? Do you love Idles now?