Coming soon IDLES announce pop-up art exhibition to celebrate new album release, raising money for the Samaritans

IDLES announce pop-up art exhibition to celebrate new album release, raising money for the Samaritans

The new DIY cover stars will set up shop at the HM Electrics Gallery in London at the end of August.

Fresh from becoming DIY’s new cover stars along with Slaves, Bristol’s IDLES have announced a new pop-up art exhibition to celebrate the release of their new album ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’.

The band will set up shop at the HM Electrics Gallery in London on 30th and 31st August (the new album is released on the latter), displaying artwork from the deluxe edition of the album, along with work from selected artists including Orlando Weeks of The Maccabees.

All the artwork will be for sale at the exhibition, with all proceeds going to Samaritans.

IDLES released new song ‘Samaritans’ last week, a blistering attack on toxic masculinity. It featured in our round-up of the best tracks of the week.

The band have also announced a series of instore dates around the release of the album - view the dates and watch the band’s ‘Samaritans’ video below.

02-05 Bestival
30-01 Scotland, Electric Fields (DIY stage)
30 Kingston, Banquet Records
31 Bristol, Rough Trade (3pm show)
31 Bristol, Rough Trade (7pm show)
03 Portsmouth, Pie & Vinyl (1pm show)
03 Brighton, Resident (6.30pm show)
04 London, Rough Trade East (7pm show)
05 Sheffield, Record Junkee (1pm show)
06 Leeds, Crash Records (1pm show)
06 Manchester, FOPP (5.30pm show)
07 Cardiff, Spiller Records (7pm show)

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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