Watch: IDLES announce new album ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’, share video for new track ‘Danny Nedelko’

The band have also announced details of their first world tour.

Bristol’s IDLES have just confirmed details of their second album album ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’, due for release 31st August via Partisan Records.

The band have also shared the album’s first single, a pro-immigration anthem entitled “Danny Nedelko,”, which is named after one of the band’s close friends, and singer of fellow Bristol punks Heavy Lungs, who will support the band on the UK leg of their newly-announced world tour. Danny also features in the band’s self-directed video. It follows on from the recent release of comeback single ‘Colossus’ and the band’s brilliantly chaotic set at Primavera. Watch the video below.

Talking about the new record, the band’s Joe Talbot says: “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.”

We also interviewed Joe about the album earlier in the year. Read the chat in full here.

The new album follows on from the band’s blistering 2017 debut album ‘Brutalism’, which we reviewed here. It comes alongside details of the five-piece’s first ever global tour, including their biggest London headliner yet at O2 Forum Kentish Town on 18th October. See the band’s full world tour dates, the artwork and tracklisting for ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ and watch the ‘Danny Nedelko’ video below.

01 Colossus
02 Never Fight a Man With a Perm
03 I’m Scum
04 Danny Nedelko
05 Love Song
06 June
07 Samaritans
08 Television
09 Great
10 Gram Rock
11 Cry To Me
12 Rottweiler

IDLES announce new album 'Joy As An Act Of Resistance', share video for new track 'Danny Nedelko'

11 Tokyo, Daikanyama Unit
14 Chicago, Lincoln Hall
15 Fort Wayne, Middle Waves Music Festival
16 Columbus, Ace of Cups
17 Toronto, Lee’s Palace
18 Montreal, Theatre Fairmont
20 Boston, Brighton Music Hall
22 Brooklyn, Music Hall of Williamsburg
24 Philadephia, First Unitarian Church
25 Washington, Rock & Roll Hotel
27 Atlanta, Masquerade
28 Nashville, The High Watt
29 St Louis, Blueberry Hill Duck Room

01 Denver, Larimer Lounge
04 Vancouver, The Rickshaw Theatre
05 Portland, Doug Fir Lounge
06 Seattle, Sunset Tavern
08 San Francisco, The Independent
10 Los Angeles, Teragram Ballroom
16 Bristol, SWX
18 London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
19 Manchester, O2 Ritz
20 Glasgow, O2 ABC
23 Newcastle, Riverside
24 Leeds, Leeds University Stylus
25 Nottingham, Rock City
26 Birmingham, Institute
27 Brighton, Concorde 2
29 Oxford, O2 Academy
30 Lille, L'Aeronef

01 Brussels, Botanique
02 Leffinge, De Zwerver
03 Dusseldorf, zakk
04 Amsterdam, Melkweg
06 Groningen, VERA
08 Copenhagen, Loppen
09 Hamburg, Knust
10 Leipzig, UT Connewitz
11 Berlin, SO36
13 Prague, Futurum
14 Vienna, Flex Cafe
16 Munich, Ampere
17 St. Gallen, Palace
18 Dudingen, Bad Bonn
19 Zurich, Mascotte
20 Lausanne, Les Docks
22 Milan, Circolo Magnolia
23 Lyon, Epicerie Moderne
24 Bordeaux, Rock School Barbey
26 Porto, Hard Club
27 Lisbon, Lisboa ao Vivo
29 Madrid, Moby Dick
30 Barcelona, Razzmatazz

01 Toulouse, Connexion Live

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