Release Date Friday 31st August (Free entry lunchtime album launch gig at 1:15 m on Thursday 6th September)
All pre-orders will be dispatched/ready for collection on release date.
Idles – Joy as an Act of Resistance
CD Album £7.99 (includes 1 free invite to album launch gig)
Limited First Press Pink Vinyl LP £18.99 (includes 1 free invite to album launch gig)
Deluxe Black Vinyl LP in gold embossed sleeve with 18 different artwork variation inserts £34.99 (includes 1 free invite to album launch gig)
We are pleased to announce that Idles will be playing a special lunchtime album launch gig for us at The Wardrobe on Thursday 6th September (Doors 12:45pm Band on stage at 1:15pm)with the band signing copies of the new album ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’ after the 30mins set . This is a free entry gig but please note that space is very limited and priority for the gig will be given to people who pre-order the album ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’ either in the shop or online. One album pre-order gets one invite to the album launch gig. Two album pre-orders gets two invites etc.
WE ARE PRINTING TICKETS FOR CUSTOMERS THAT PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM IN THE SHOP OR ONLINE . DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU SELECT ON CHECKOUT THESE EITHER NEED TO BE PICKED UP FROM THE SHOP WHEN COLLECTING YOUR COPY OF THE ALBUM (Any time from 9:30am on Friday 31st August) OR WILL BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR ALBUM WHEN IT IS POSTED OUT. THERE IS NO COLLECT AT VENUE OPTION FOR ALBUMS AND TICKETS.
We fully expect this to sell out ahead of release date, but if not, once priority ticket holders are in the venue, people who haven’t pre-ordered the album will be allowed entry on a first come first served basis as space allows. If you want to guarantee entry to this free gig then please pre-order in the shop or online as soon as possible.
Bristol, UK 5-piece IDLES (aka “the UK’s best punk band” – The Guardian) have confirmed details for their anticipated sophomore LP – ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’ will be out August 31st via Partisan Records. IDLES have also shared the album’s first single, an arena-ready pro-immigration anthem entitled “Danny Nedelko,” which takes its name from one of the band’s close friends (and Ukrainian immigrant). The song is accompanied by a self-directed video that features Danny himself, listen/watch here: http://idles.lnk.to/danny
Produced by Space and mixed by Adam Greenspan & Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kate Bush), ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’ takes aim at everything from toxic masculinity, nationalism, immigration, and class inequality – all while maintaining a visceral, infectious positivity. Singer Joe Talbot summarizes: “This album is an attempt to be vulnerable to our audience and to encourage vulnerability; a brave naked smile in this shitty new world. We have stripped back the songs and lyrics to our bare flesh to allow each other to breathe, to celebrate our differences, and act as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them. Because without our community, we’d be nothing.”
Last week IDLES unleashed blistering 2-part album opener, “Colossus,” along with a music video that features cameos from Stone Cold Steve Austin, Fred Astaire, Evel Knievel, Jesus Christ + more.
2. Never Fight a Man With a Perm
3. I’m Scum
4. Danny Nedelko
5. Love Song
10. Gram Rock
11. Cry To Me