If IDLES have a manifesto, it’s that loving yourself makes it easier to love others. There’s a distinctive warmth to the band’s volatile wit and muscular, motorik beat. 2017 debut Brutalism hit hard with its honesty, tackling everything from grief and masculinity to the NHS. Follow-up Joy As An Act Of Resistance was the noisy, needed soundtrack to 2018, winning 6 Music’s Album of the Year. The pirate-haunted nooks & hills of IDLES’ home city, Bristol, inspire a subversive spirit that courses through the air at their live shows. Don’t miss their vital punch of optimism at Green Man this year.
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