Idles – Joy As An Act Of Resistance. Released via Partisan Records on Deluxe Vinyl, Std Pink Vinyl LP, CD.
Deluxe Vinyl is gold glitter embossed sleeve with 18 different artwork variation inserts.
Joy As An Act Of Resistance is a parade…….It’s a parade of laughing at the funeral, of listening to the bastards, of phlegm on the mirror. It’s a parade of my Grandfather’s wit, it is all the shit haircuts I’ve ever had. It is a parade of naivety, of a warm embrace, it is Young Thug’s dress. It’s the parade of being carried through the grim dark. It’s a parade of laughing at yourself. It is love. It is loving yourself. It is a parade of Tony Benn’s smile. It is Idles, for now. It’s the beautiful smell of immigrant food. It is a parade of vulnerability. It is Ilie Nastase It’s a parade of being at your worst. It is our best, for now. It is our thank you. It is our sorry. It is a parade without fluff but with a tonne of glitter and violence. It is a parade of what I truly miss and what I truly have. It is a parade of the second album. It is us cutting it’s fucking head off. It is a parade of joy in the face of all we don’t want and all we fear. It is a parade of you……..Thank You. (Joe Talbot – IDLES)
Joy as an Act of Resistance. is the follow up to Bristol, UK 5-piece IDLES’s debut album Brutalism, self-released last year.
Produced by Space and mixed by Adam Greenspan & Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Kate Bush, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), 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 summarises: “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.”
Tracklisting: Idles – Joy As An Act Of Resistance
2. Never Fight a Man With a Perm
3. I’m Scum
4. Danny Nedelko – Watch The Video
5. Love Song
10. Gram Rock
11. Cry To Me
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16 Bristol SWX
18 London O2 Forum Kentish Town
19 Manchester O2 Ritz
20 Glasgow O2 ABC
23 Newcastle Riverside
24 Leeds University Stylus
25 Nottingham Rock City
26 Birmingham Institute
27 Brighton Concorde 2
29 Oxford O2 Academy