Idles, who last November visited Lisbon for the first time to present the debut album “Joy As An Act of Resistance”, with a sold-out concert at the LAV – Lisboa ao Vivo, absolutely extraordinary, will rise to the Sagres Stage at NOS Alive, on the 13th July to show why they are today pointed out as one of the promises of punk rock in the UK.
The new album, produced by Space and mixed by Adam Greenspan and Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Yes Yes Yeahs, Kate Bush), “Joy as an Act of Resistance”, points to everything from toxic masculinity, nationalism, immigration and class inequality – all this While maintaining a contagious positivity. 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. ”
The second record of originals was worthy of the best attention by critics. The NME assigns five stars to the album, stating that it is “instant classic”, while the Guardian evaluated with four stars and stressed that the disc consists of “11 songs of focused rage, cathartic and rooted in their own experiences, having Still reinforced thatIdles are “the most necessary British band”.
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