Idles – Queens

Bristol has always struggled to produce truly influential rock bands. It’s a much lamented fact. Whether it’s the dull hum of the M32 or the city’s baying industrial intensity that’s driven Bristolians towards dark, atmospheric electronic music is still up for debate but either way we’re not exactly drowning in rock music.

Idles are one of the few exceptions to the rule and over the past few years we’ve seen them grow from local heroes to nationally recognised post-punk adventurers. In their latest video we see a masked man eating a whole bunch of eggs to the sound of the latest single, Queens, from their upcoming EP, Meat. yeah, we’ll admit it, we were more than a little confused ourselves. We decided to get on the blower to see what the band had to say for themselves after unleashing one of the most disturbing videos we’ve ever seen.