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.
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.”
CD: Digipack, no insert, simple packaging.
LP: 1 X LP. Initial run will all be pink vinyl. Once sold out will revert to standard black vinyl.
DELUXE LP: Gold glitter embossed sleeve with 18 different artwork variation inserts.
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
Partisan CD: PTKF2158-2
DEL LP: PTKF2158-3