• Idles Set For Vicar Street Shows

    Idles are set for their return to Ireland. The Joe Talbot-fronted five-piece will play Dublin’s Vicar Street on May 16th and May 17th. Check out the full May/June dates below. Tickets for the Dublin show go on sale on Friday, August 28th at 10am. Presale begins at 10am on Wednesday, August 26th.

  • Idles @ Button Factory, Dublin

    The accepted trajectory of momentum in modern music can be an almighty fucker. But it’s no indelible law. There are, after all, those artists who somehow manage to ride the killer wave without buckling at the knees, being swiftly consigned to the industry seabed and bid adieu with a muffled chorus of, “See? Told you they weren’t all that.” In the case of the irrepressible Idles, it seems that no amount of five-star reviews or bandwidth-shagging kudos can derail their focus from what they already have: killer songs brimming with pit-starting transmissions of self-love and tolerance, and an ever-growing fanbase whose wide-eyed love of their music outshines the tut and tsk of even the…

  • Idles – Joy As An Act Of Resistance

    Urgent. Vital. Important. Essential. Interchangeable words that are denoted to music or artists that are deemed to be definite of the mood of the times. Albums and previously unseen and untold stories that break boundaries down, songs that transcend their form, artists whose messages become immortalised. Punk music and its offshoots have their fair share of such acts, but these words’ meanings have become denatured over time. Now, anything even vaguely resembling depth or that is tangentially outspoken is commonly misconstrued as politically charged or timely (sorry, not sorry, Macklemore, Justin Timberlake). Idles, a five-piece Bristol band who navigate the furious simplicity…

  • IDLES Set For Whelan’s Show

    Following their blistering outdoor show at Energia Park yesterday, it’s been announced that one of the most vital bands around, English punk rock five-piece IDLES will play Dublin’s Whelan’s on October 22. The show will take place as part of the band’s first ever world tour off the back of the release of their forthcoming second album, Joy As An Act of Resistance, which is out via Partisan on August 31. Priced €16.50, tickets go on sale on Thursday at 10am.