Idles

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - LIFE STYLE -

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

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