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About IDLES

A self-proclaimed "angry band" from Bristol in Southwest England, Idles take the fury of punk rock and wed it to a muscular but moody instrumental attack that matches the literate, purposeful menace of their lyrics. Idles were formed in 2010 by vocalist Joe Talbot, lead guitarist Mark Bowen, rhythm guitarist Andy S, bassist Adam Devonshire, and drummer Jon Beavis. By the time the EP Meat had been released, Andy S had left Idles, and Lee Kiernan had taken over on guitar. As the U.K. music press became increasingly enthusiastic about them, the band released a single in August 2016, "Divide & Conquer," the first track from their full-length debut Brutalism, which arrived in early 2017. ~ Mark Deming

ORIGIN
Bristol, England
FORMED
2010

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