Branded by The Independent as the ‘ iron snowflakes’ of the modern-day punk-rock forecast, five-piece band IDLES merge politics, fury, and compassion into chaotic tracks of equal-parts violence and tenderness. From the first, rapidly-repeated chord of their newest single Mr. Motivator, such a reputation is still present.

Instrumentally, it’s IDLES…


Rewind to December 31st 2019. You’re ringing in the new year with 1920s expectations: raucous parties, lots of booze, a little bit of sparkle. Feels like a world away doesn’t it? Little did we know we’d be hitting the pause button on pretty much all the plans we’d looked forward…


Photo by: Pitchfork

Self-described as a platform ‘dedicated to documenting independent live music as it happens’, Pitchfork’s first instalment of their live-stream Listening Club series offered just that. Reviews Editor Jeremy Larson, and Senior Editor Jill Mapes introduced us — two heads floating in small circles, atop a funky backdrop of merging blobs…

Emily Moscrop

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