UK band IDLES signed to Partisan, touring around SXSW
IDLES hail from Bristol, UK and make a flinty, shouty, angry brand of punk/post-punk with a "what've you got" rebellious attitude and lyrical style. (They are a kinda like Mclusky in that way.) You can hear it in action on on their debut album, Brutalism, which was released last March. (They released a slew of singles and EPs prior to that.) You can check out videos for singles "Mother,' "Stendahl Syndrome," and "Well Done," and stream the whole album, below. The band have just finished recording Brutalism's follow-up which will get a U.S. release via Partisan later this year. The band's statement:
IDLES have signed to Partisan Records. This is not a decision based on greed. They excite us and have injected ideas and passions into our camp that we would not have mustered. We as a family have realised our limitations in as far as the ship we have built with you all is becoming too much for the team we have to achieve the best of our abilities. It was time to admit a necessity for help but we needed that to come in the form of trusted, earnest and like-minded people who were as passionate about our art and you people as we were: Partisan Records are the partners we were looking for. We haven't been given a huge wedge of cash but instead a huge wedge of confidence that we are in safe hands and make no mistake, we are not going to stop working fucking hard for you and ourselves.
Meanwhile, the band will be visiting the U.S. next month for SXSW and are playing other cities around their Austin visit, including two sold-out shows in NYC before SXSW (3/9 at Ceremony, 3/10 at Flowers for All Occasions) and one after the fest at Rough Trade on March 24 (tickets).
IDLES - 2018 Tour Dates
March 9 - Brooklyn NY @ Ceremony
March 10 - Brooklyn NY @ Flowers For All Occasions
March 11 - Philadelphia PA @ PhilaMOCA
March 12 - 18 Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 20 - Toronto ON @ Smiling Buddha
March 21 - Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
March 24 - NYC @ Rough Trade