Joy As An Act of Resistance Bristol punk rock outfit Idles follow up their acclaimed debut, Brutalism, with a ferocious attack on toxic masculinity, racism and television’s enforcement of negative body image.
Singer Joe Talbot’s acerbic lyrics make you laugh and think in equal measure.
The catchy Danny Nedelko, a celebration of immigrants, shines as this summer’s unlikely radio hit. I’m Scum sounds like if Elvis did a punk song as Talbot sneers about James Bond being a “murderous toff”.
Idles succeed in expressing a delicate vulnerability through powerful and savage means. 9/10