Idles is an English band that formed in the Bristol area around 2009. The group is most closely associated with punk rock, but many of its tracks include elements of subgenres such post-punk or hardcore punk. The band has released two full-length albums so far, both to critical acclaim.
Lead singer, Joe Talbot met his friend Adam Devonshire at school when they were both lads. Not long after, the two decided to start a band. Even though Idles was formed in 2009, Talbot admits that it still took a long time after that for them to really get things moving creatively. He further admits that they didn't seem to know what they were doing and were not too great at music in general - a surprising admission when the band's albums have become critical successes. After a few years of trying to get the creative spark moving and meeting other members of the band's original lineup, Idles released its debut extended play in 2012. Idles won a 2019 Kerrang! Award for Best British Breakthrough Act. Although most fans put the band in the punk category, Talbot is on record as saying that the group doesn't so easily fit into such a category.
Where can I buy Idles tickets?
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Who plays in Idles?
The current lineup of Idles includes almost all the original members. New bandmate Lee Keirnan joined the group in 2015 to replace rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist Andy S. In addition, Joe Talbot has been the lead vocalist for Idles since its inception. Adam Devonshire plays the bass and provides backing vocals, and Mark Bowen handles the lead guitar. Jon Beavis is on the drums as well as Bowen, who also provides additional backing vocals when necessary.
Is Idles touring now?
You can catch an Idles tour concert at a variety of cool venues. The current Idles tour includes stops at festivals and collaborations with other headliners as well as solo concerts. Idles is set to perform with other bands such as the quartet Preoccupations.
Will Idles visit a city near me?
Idles has several stops scheduled, so it is possible the band will visit your town or a place nearby. The Idles are touring both North America and parts of Europe. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Barrowland are just a few of the locations where you can see the band.
What is an Idles setlist like?
Many Idles setlists you will hear at the band's live events come from the two popular full-length albums released in 2017 and 2018. However, the group has released singles and extended plays that also might be a part of any setlist at a concert. The band's albums include Brutalism from 2017 and Joy as an Act of Resistance from 2018. Both albums embody the true spirit of punk rock that fans of the genre know and love. If you're hoping for popular singles to show up, you might get to hear "Colossus," "Well Done" or "Divide & Conquer" during an Idles concert.
Which artists are similar to Idles?
If you enjoy Idles music, you may also like similar artists like Iceage, Priests, Slaves, The Men, Girl Band, Savages, Crocodiles and more.
Has Idles won any Grammy Awards?
Idles has been nominated for the 2019 Britt Awards for Best Breakthough Act and won 2019 Kerrang! Award for Best British Breakthrough Act. Currently, Idles has not received any Grammy Awards.Back to Top
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