Idles - Joy as an Act of Resistance (New Album)


#261

petrol girls, muncie girls, doe, personal best, kamikaze girls. i was only half joking about los campesinos, they do politics and mental health stuff better and have been getting noisier every record they release


#262

“they do politics and mental health stuff better”

I disagree strongly there to be honest, not least due to the fact that Gareth’s lyrics are often difficult to decipher and we’re talking about a band breaking into the mainstream, but is six white guys + one white girl really that much different to five white guys insofar as thinking its the reason that one is being written about over the other? (I’ll overlook the presumption that every member of Idles is straight as I don’t know them personally and I haven’t seen it mentioned in any of their interviews).


#263

no i know, thats why i only mentioned them jokingly to begin with. their latest is their most straightforward lyrically i think anyway


#264

The problem with the music press not giving female or POC acts enough press, especially in heavy music, is definitely well documented, but you seem to be stuck on the idea that giving one band a lot of (deserved) plaudits and attention somehow detracts from other bands. Good reviews aren’t a finite resource. If everything functioned as it should the bands you’ve talked about would definitely get more press, but that wouldn’t necessitate Idles getting less.


#265

that’s what im talking about, except that i think idles are a bit boring


#266

Would someone in a boring band do this?


#267

You’ll have to ignore Richard Ashcroft too, should anyone on these forums still listen to him.

Had to be a pseudo-laddy 90s has-been, didn’t it?


#268

They definitely went all out for their At The Drive-In moment on Jools last night.


#269

Not surprised they appeared on a show hosted by an all-male presenter


#270

Enjoying the idea that Atd-I are the only punk band allowed on jools


#271

I remember William Reid punching the camera on Jools about 20 years ago.


#272

This is quite a funny jools Holland performance


#273

Was a bit like when the sugary drinks has taken over a childrens party.


#274

I enjoyed it though


#275

It felt a bit ~zany for the sake of it by the end but I’m sure they’ll get a few new fans out of it.


#276

King Princess was great as well


#277

FAO of @andyvine


#278

Is this directed at Idles? They’re literally the middle of a US tour with a support that isn’t a white male (though all male) band. Their U.K. tour has one support throughout.

Didn’t know bands got to choose who they toured with anyway.


#279

Incredibly cowardly doing this kind of thing anyway innit. Call out a band by name if you’re calling them out.


#280

Gbols