Bristol’s finest post-punk polemics Idles have been promising to do great things for some time now, and with their debut album Brutalism they absolutely fulfil that promise, and a furious promise at that. Politically charged, refreshingly confrontational and infectiously volatile, Idles are a band like no other. Bringing the unsettling reality of the world we live in into their frantic assault on the senses, they are a band that until now could only be truly understood by witnessing in a live environment - but with Brutalism it surely feels like they have captured the intensity of that live sound. Bottled up here are the abrasive, memorable lyrics of Joseph Talbot delivered with all of the spite and wry humour he puts across on the stage .Dedicated in part to the loss of his mother, who adorns the record’s cover, and partly to a perceived decimation of society, from the NHS to public services across Britain, Brutalism is a deadly serious indictment on popular culture.

 

Tracklist:

Heel / Heal  
Well Done  
Mother  
Date Night  
Faith In The City  
1049 Gotho  
Divide And Conquer  
Rachel Khoo  
Stendhal Syndrome  
Exeter  
Benzocaine  
Untitled (White Privilege)  
Slow Savage


Label: Partisan Records

Catalogue Number: PTKF2155-1

IDLES - BRUTALISM

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