I don’t think you’re ready..
Bristol punks IDLES deliver a state of the world address with pummeling riffs and anger. When you have political turmoil and despair (and we do have quite a lot of that at the moment), you also have someone to comment on it.
The five-piece tackled potent themes of white privilege and the state of the national health service in their 2017 breakthrough Brutalism, while their Mercury Prize-nominated follow-up, 2018’s Joy As an Act of Resistance, probed toxic masculinity, Brexit and the benefits of immigration. On their latest album, 2020’s Ultra Mono, they attack racial issues, sexism and right-wing characters.
It was a raucous when they joined us back in 2019, let’s have a repeat yeah?