IDLES announce intimate album launch show in Leeds

Ahead of them jetting off on a huge US tour, Bristol punks IDLES have announced a special album launch show in Leeds.

Idles - Crash Records In-Store

Joy As An Act Of Resistance is out tomorrow, and to celebrate the release, the five-piece are heading to The Wardrobe for a pretty intimate lunchtime show on Thursday, September 6.

Tickets will be given to those who pre-order the album from Crash Records first, then entry will be free for everyone else.

Check out the video for new tune Samaritans below >>

Joy As An Act Of Resistance takes aim at everything from toxic masculinity, nationalism, immigration and class inequality channeled through visceral and infectious and punk rock.

Singer Joe Talbot summarizes: “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.”

The band are back in the city later in the year with a sold-out show at Leeds Uni Stylus on October 24.

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