*This afternoon IDLES have announced an art exhibition to celebrate the
release of their second album “Joy as an Act of Resistance.”*

Open for two days, between 12pm and 8pm, and curated by the band, the
exhibition will take place at:

*HM Electrics Gallery65 Nile St.London N1 7RD*

The gallery will contain 18 pieces of work across several mediums, with
contributions from:

*Orlando WeeksNigel TalbotTao LapsleyRussell OliverRobin StewartTom
HamDapper SignsChris NichollsEd BarrettBeth Cater*

The gallery will be free entry and artwork on display available to buy,
with all proceeds going to the Samaritans charity.

The band have also announced a run of live in-store dates around the album:

*30 Aug UK London, Banquet Records, 9pm
31 Aug UK Bristol, Rough Trade, 3pm
– 31
Aug UK Bristol, Rough Trade, 7.30pm –
03 Sep UK Portsmouth, Pie and Vinyl,
1pm –
03 Sep UK Brighton, Resident, 6.30pm
– : 04 Sep UK
London, Rough Trade East, 7pm –
05 Sep UK Sheffield, Record Junkee, 1pm
– 05
Sep UK Nottingham, Rough Trade, 7.30pm
– : 06
Sep UK Leeds, Crash Records, 1pm –
06 Sep UK Manchester, FOPP, 5.30pm07 Sep UK
Cardiff, Spillers Records, 7pm -*

“Samaritans”. A live favourite for sometime, the Theo Watkins directed
music video compiles archival clips displaying traditional masculine
imagery. The FADER
writes: “”*The
mask of masculinity is a mask that’s wearing me,” sings front man Joe
Talbot over the top of a tight and anxiety-laced guitar riff. It’s the
third single… and one of their most confrontational songs to date.*”

Listen/watch here and feel free to share:

Speaking of the song’s message, front man Joe Talbot says:

“*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. 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.”*

“Samaritans” is the third song to be released from IDLES’s much-anticipated
upcoming album “Joy As An Act Of Resistance.” Produced by Space and mixed
by Adam Greenspan & Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kate Bush),
The album takes aim at everything from nationalism and immigration to class
inequality – all while maintaining a visceral, infectious positivity.
Singer Joe Talbot summarises: *“This album is an attempt to be vulnerable
to our audience and to encourage vulnerability; a brave naked smile in this
shitty new world. We have stripped back the songs and lyrics to our bare
flesh to allow each other to breathe, to celebrate our differences, and act
as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them. Because
without our community, we’d be nothing.”*

Read Joe’s full statement on the album’s inspiration and origins here

*Watch the video for album opener “Colossus
” *

This autumn, IDLES will embark on their first ever global tour, including
their biggest London headliner yet at O2 Forum Kentish Town on 18th
October. Their last London headliner, at Heaven, sold out nearly six months
in front.

*Tickets are on sale now HERE

*Watch the video for pro-immigration anthem and current single “Danny
Nedelko “*

*‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’Out August 31st on Partisan RecordsPre-order

1. Colossus
2. Never Fight a Man With a Perm
3. I’m Scum
4. Danny Nedelko
5. Love Song
6. June
7. Samaritans
8. Television
9. Great
10. Gram Rock
11. Cry To Me
12. Rottweiler

*’Tour of Joy’ 2018 dates:*

11 Sept – Tokyo, JP – Daikanyama Unit
14 Sept – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
15 Sept – Fort Wayne, IN Middle Waves Music Festival
16 Sept – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
17 Sept – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
18 Sept – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmont
20 Sept – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
22 Sept – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
24 Sept – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
25 Sept – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
27 Sept – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
28 Sept – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
29 Sept – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room
01 Oct – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
04 Oct – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
05 Oct – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
06 Oct – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
08 Oct – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
10 Oct – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
16 Oct – Bristol, UK – SWX
17 Oct – London, UK – Roundhouse *
18 Oct – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
19 Oct – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
20 Oct – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
23 Oct – Newcastle, UK – Riverside
24 Oct – Leeds, UK – Leeds University Stylus
25 Oct – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
26 Oct – Birmingham, UK – Institute
27 Oct – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
29 Oct – Oxford, UK – O2 Academy
30 Oct – Lille, FR – L’Aeronef
01 Nov – Brussels, BE – Botanique
02 Nov – Leffinge, NL – De Zwerver
03 Nov – Dusseldorf, DE – zakk
04 Nov – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
06 Nov – Groningen, NL – VERA
08 Nov – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
09 Nov – Hamburg, DE – Knust
10 Nov – Leipzig, DE – UT Connewitz
11 Nov – Berlin, DE – SO36
13 Nov – Prague, CZ – Futurum
14 Nov – Vienna, AT – Flex Cafe
16 Nov – Munich, DE – Ampere
17 Nov – St. Gallen, CH – Palace
18 Nov – Dudingen, CH – Bad Bonn
19 Nov – Zurich, CH – Mascotte
20 Nov – Lausanne, CH – Les Docks
22 Nov – Milan, IT – Circolo Magnolia
23 Nov – Lyon, FR – Epicerie Moderne
24 Nov – Bordeaux, FR – Rock School Barbey
26 Nov – Porto, PT – Hard Club
27 Nov – Lisbon, PT – Lisboa ao Vivo
29 Nov – Madrid, ES – Moby Dick
30 Nov – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz
01 Dec – Toulouse, FR – Connexion Live

* Q Awards show with Wolf Alice