Joy As An Act Of Resistance
Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2018 No.3
The Bristolians Joe Talbot, Mark Bowen, Lee Kiernan, Adam Devonshire and Jon Beavis crank up their weapons once more and power-drop a second long player. Space produces, Adam Greenspan and Nick Launay (Kate Bush/Arcade Fire) mixes. Bristol’s finest Kings of exquisitely noisy post-punk pick off pointed targets singing about nationalism, class warfare, sexist wankers (or toxic masculinity as they put it) and more. Rowdy tunes of hollering and gut-wrenching searing viscerality crowd the speakers for dancefloor decimating space. Building from an ominous growl to a full-on howl of exuberant explosively emotive power this is a full on tilt of finely honed and powerful anthems.
Shoplifting - Joe came to raid the shop of some new releases he's been enjoying lately.
LP++ - Deluxe Set. 180 Gram Black Vinyl Housed in Gold glitter Die Cut Gatefold Sleeve and 8 double-sided inserts, 16 art prints in total. It comes with complete with interchangeable album artwork, Download
LP - Limited First Pressing - on Baby Pink vinyl with Download
LP+ - Rough Trade Exclusive. Limited to 2000 Copies on Orange Vinyl with Download (Idles Live at Rough Trade 2017).
2CD - Digipack with