Idles

Bristol

Saturday 12th March 2016

Name?
Joe, Idles.

Where are you from?
We're from all over. We met in Bristol but we're spread out between Bristol, Newport and London, which is nice as it give us the space to not kill each other. I'm from Newport by way of Bristol.

What do you do?
I sing in Idles.

Describe your style in three words?
Dead man's clothes.

You can make a record with anyone from history - who would it be?
I'd make a track with Otis Redding just to hear his voice in the flesh. Try a Little Tenderness is his beacon.

What do you miss about home when you're on tour?
I haven't been away long enough to miss anything except for my lady.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been too?
Thee Oh Sees at the Barcelona Apollo. It was the most wonderful carnage I've ever been a part of and the first time I'd truly appreciated live guitar sound. Blur at Glastonbury and Suuns at Apollo are close seconds; one for a unified mass gathering of magic feels and one for bonding over sound and finding joy in the sinister.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Tony Benn, Dennis Skinner, Nigel Talbot, the four pricks in my band.

You can spend an hour with anyone from history - who would it be?
I'd ask Lucien Freud to paint me or my old dear.


Idles are a post-punk band hailing from Bristol, their debut album 'Brutalism' will be released on 10th March 2017.

Their intense, frantic and infectious music is something best witnessed live, they will be on their own UK headline tour celebrating the album's release throughout March/April 2017.

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