Massive 25 Date UK Tour March/April 2017, Debut Album Brutalism for March 10th.
There’s a real talent in being able to combine the dissonant and the melodic. Sleaford Mods do it seemingly despite themselves, as do Girl Band who somehow find hooks from the strangest places. You can had Bristol based post-punks IDLES to that list. Take their latest single ‘Divide & Conquer’. Jarring and angular guitars stab through the intro while the vocalist simply goes, “Ah!” like he’s at the dentist and the dentist is starting to get on his last nerve. Somehow the rhythmical nature of the track gets its hooks under your skin with it’s mantra like repetition before coming unhinged into cacophony and squalor at the end of the track. The whole experience is as unnerving and disturbing as being alive in 2016. I feel that’s the intention.
Check out ‘Divide & Conquer’ above and previous single ‘Well Done’ below.
Full tour dates below:
Monday 6th – Cambridge – Portland Arms
Wednesday 8th – Bristol – The Fleece
Thursday 9th – Colchester – Arts Centre
Friday 10th – London – Moth Club
Sunday 12th – Southampton – The Notes Café
Tuesday 14th – Birmingham – The Hare And Hounds
Wednesday 15th – Guildford – Boileroom
Thursday 16th – Brighton – The Prince Albert
Friday 17th – Tunbridge Wells – Forum
Saturday 18th – Bedford – Esquires
Monday 20th – Oxford – The Bullingdon
Tuesday 21st – Sheffield – The Plug
Wednesday 22nd – Newcastle Upon Tyne – Think Tank
Thursday 23rd – Aberdeen – Tunnels
Friday 24th – Dundee – Buskers
Saturday 25th – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s
Monday 27th – York – The Crescent
Tuesday 28th – Hull – The Adelphi
Wednesday 29th – Nottingham – The Bodega
Thursday 30th – Liverpool – O2 Academy 2
Friday 31st – Wakefield – Unity Hall
Monday 3rd – Stoke-On-Trent – The Sugarmill
Tuesday 4th – Preston – Guildhall
Wednesday 5th – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
If you can’t wait until March/April IDLES are currently finishing off a current UK tour – dates below:
Saturday 10th – Manchester – Night & Day
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