After releasing their ace album ‘Brutalism’ last year, IDLES have announced that they’ve finished work on their second record!
As well as revealing that their new LP is well on its way, the band have also unveiled that they’ve signed to Partisan Records. Speaking of the new deal, Joe Talbot said: “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”.
He continued: “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”.
As well as being set for this year’s SXSW, the band have also announced their first headlining dates in North America. They’ll be playing a handful of dates in March. They’ll also be playing this year’s Handmade Festival and Liverpool Sound City.
Revisit ‘Mother’ and see IDLES’ upcoming North American dates below. Catch up with DIY’s interview with IDLES from last year here.
09 Brooklyn, NY, Ceremony
10 Brooklyn, NY, Flowers For All Occasions
11 Philadelphia, PA, PhilaMOCA
20 Toronto, ON, Smiling Buddha