Watch IDLES share blistering rally on toxic masculinity with new song ‘Samaritans’

The track - from the band’s upcoming ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ full-length - also comes complete with a new video.

IDLES returned earlier this year with aptly-titled comeback single ‘Colossus’, before sharing follow-up ‘Danny Nedelko’ and details of second album ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’.

The band have now returned with a video for the album’s next preview, ‘Samaritans’. As insistent as ever, the band tackle the subject of toxic masculinity and how it affects all of our lives.

“There’s been a long line of bullshit that has pushed men into a corner, where simple masking becomes a trope of masculinity and a catalyst for insanity,” the band’s vocalist Joe Talbot says of the song.

“What we wear, what we eat, what razor we use, high performance chewing gum, go faster shampoo, how we treat women, how we treat ourselves, how we die. I truly believe that masculinity has gone from an evolution of cultural praxis to a disease. I wanted to encourage a conversation about gender roles by writing this song.”

IDLES are set to spend the rest of the year on tour supporting the new record - out 31st August via Partisan Records - and play next weekend’s Bestival as well as the DIY stage at Scotland’s Electric Fields on the first weekend of September.

View the tour dates and watch the ‘Samaritans’ video below.

02-05 Bestival
30-01 Scotland, Electric Fields (DIY stage)

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

IDLES play Bestival (2nd - 5th August) and Electric Fields (30th August - 1st September) where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit for more information.


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