IDLES

Joy As An Act Of Resistance

  • Label Partisan
  • Genre Rock-Pop
  • Released 08/31/18 08/31/18 08/31/18 08/31/18
  • Cat no PTKF2158-2 PTKF2158-6 PTKF2158-5 PTKF2158-3

Standard CD. Includes Rough Trade Exclusive Live at Rough Trade Bonus CD.

First Pressing on Pink Colored LP.

Rough Trade Exclusive. Limited to 2,000 Copies on Orange Colored LP. Includes Exclusive Live at Rough Trade Bonus CD.

Deluxe Box Set in a Gold Glitter Die-Cut Gatefold Jacket. 180 Gram LP with Eight Double-Sided Art Print Inserts.

IDLES release their highly anticipated sophomore album Joy as an Act of Resistance that takes aim at everything from toxic masculinity, nationalism, immigration, and class inequality. Available here on Rough Trade Exclusive Orange Colored LP with RT Exclusive Live at Rough Trade Bonus CD.

Bristol, UK 5-piece IDLES (aka “the UK's best punk band" - The Guardian) have confirmed details for their anticipated sophomore LP Joy as an Act of Resistance via Partisan Records. IDLES have also shared the album’s first single, an arena-ready pro-immigration anthem entitled “Danny Nedelko,” which takes its name from one of the band’s close friends (and Ukrainian immigrant). The song is accompanied by a self-directed video that features Danny himself.

Produced by Space and mixed by Adam Greenspan & Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kate Bush), Joy as an Act of Resistance takes aim at everything from toxic masculinity, nationalism, immigration, and class inequality - all while maintaining a visceral, infectious positivity. Singer Joe Talbot summarizes: “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.”

LP+ - Rough Trade Exclusive. Limited to 2,000 Copies on Orange Colored LP. Includes Exclusive Live at Rough Trade Bonus CD.

LP - Deluxe Box Set in a Gold Glitter Die-Cut Gatefold Jacket. 180 Gram LP with Eight Double-Sided Art Print Inserts.

LP - First Pressing on Pink Colored LP.

CD+ - Standard CD. Includes Rough Trade Exclusive Live at Rough Trade Bonus CD.

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