News / 07.04.22

IDLES and Portishead announce Bristol fundraiser show for Ukraine

The benefit concert will take place at Bristol’s O2 Academy on the May Bank Holiday Monday

News / 27.08.21

Metallica enlist Rina Sawayama and IDLES for latest The Black Album covers

Sawayama takes on Enter Sandman, while Bristol band IDLES put their own spin on The God That Failed

News / 27.07.21

IDLES are giving away 2,000 free Bristol gig tickets to NHS workers

The band are headlining a one-off gig on The Downs this September

News / 16.06.21

Radiohead donate Kid A test pressing to charity raffle

The Gig Buddies raffle also includes signed prizes and music merchandise from IDLES, Slowdive and Florence and the Machine

Massive Attack
News / 20.04.21

Massive Attack, IDLES and Portishead back Bristol project in support of arts sector

Bristol United Guild is a non-profit company looking to boost the freelance and independent creative community

IDLES, Glastonbury 2019 © Chris Cooper
News / 31.03.21

IDLES announce 2021 Bristol show

The Bristol-based band will play at Clifton Downs this summer

News / 23.11.20

IDLES donate guitar equipment to help raise funds for music venues

The Bristol band are throwing their support behind Music Venue Trust’s #SaveOurVenues campaign

IDLES: Loud and clear

As IDLES’ message of righteous rage continues to cut through the noise of 2020, Joe Talbot is listening carefully

Lee Kiernan IDLES
News / 07.10.20

IDLES have “30 songs on the table” for next album

Guitarist Lee Kiernan said the Bristol band are “testing the waters”

IDLES, Glastonbury 2019 © Chris Cooper
News / 06.10.20

IDLES have begun writing their next album

The Bristol band are already working on the follow-up to Ultra Mono

IDLES Ultra Mono

IDLES – Ultra Mono

The Bristol band takes on topics of anti-capitalism and working-class solidarity head on, with brute force

Idles © Charlotte Patmore
News / 24.08.20

IDLES announce UK and Ireland tour for 2021

The Bristol band will headline venues across Glasgow, Cardiff, Newcastle, Dublin, London and more

Michel Gondry
News / 11.08.20

IDLES share Michel Gondry-directed new video for Model Village

Watch the Gondry brothers-directed new video now. IDLES have shared new single and video Model…

News / 14.07.20

IDLES share brooding new track A Hymn

The single will appear on the Bristol band’s upcoming LP Ultra Mono

The streets

The Streets – None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive

Mike Skinner’s once-effortless observations sound forced and out of touch on The Streets’ return

Idles © Charlotte Patmore
News / 16.06.20

IDLES announce new album Ultra Mono, share new single Grounds

IDLES’ third album arrives in September. IDLES have announced their highly-anticipated third album, Ultra Mono….

Idles © Charlotte Patmore
News / 28.05.20

Watch the trailer for new IDLES documentary Don’t Go Gentle

The new documentary charts IDLES’ rise and the formation of their fan community, AF Gang….

Idles © Charlotte Patmore
News / 19.05.20

IDLES release new single Mr Motivator

The first single from the group’s upcoming new album. IDLES have surprise-released a new single,…

News / 04.05.20

IDLES share full footage of 2018 Le Bataclan concert

Watch the film of IDLES December 2018 show for free now. IDLES have shared the…

Joe Talbot
News / 05.02.20

Joe Talbot of IDLES announces In Conversation tour

There’s dates for Manchester, London, Halifax, Glasgow and more

Joe Talbot & Jehnny Beth © Jack Johnstone
News / 05.02.20

Jehnny Beth announces solo album To Love Is To Live, shares new single Flower

The Savages frontwoman shared a new single from her first-ever solo Album, due in May

IDLES, Glastonbury 2019 © Chris Cooper
News / 12.12.19

IDLES team up with Kenny Beats for new album

The Bristol band have confirmed their third LP

IDLES, Glastonbury 2019 © Chris Cooper
News / 17.10.19

IDLES announce new live album recorded from Paris

A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan will be released before the year is out

The Downs

The Downs Bristol 2019: Icons from across the musical spectrum bring a political edge

The Downs’ diverse line-up was united by fierce performances and political spirit

IDLES, Glastonbury 2019 © Chris Cooper
News / 02.08.19

IDLES share furious new track I Dream Guillotine

There’s a new video for Mercedes Marxist, too

Mercury Prize
News / 25.07.19

IDLES, slowthai and Little Simz shortlised for 2019 Mercury Prize

Anna Calvi, The 1975, Foals and more have also been nominated for the 2019 Mercury Prize.

IDLES, Glastonbury 2019 © Chris Cooper
News / 24.07.19

IDLES, Holly Herndon, FKA twigs shortlisted for AIM Independent Music Awards

IDLES, Holly Herndon, Four Tet, Black Midi, Little Simz and Dave are just some of the nominees for this year’s AIM Independent Music Awards.

Bilbao BBK LIve

Bilbao BBK Live 2019: A triumph in the Basque mountains

With standout performances from Thom Yorke, Rosalia, Brockhampton and more, Bilbao BBK Live thrums with the energy of a city transformed by investment in arts and culture.


In Photos: Relive IDLES emotional Glastonbury debut

IDLES’ Glastonbury debut was one for the history books

Idles © Charlotte Patmore
News / 24.06.19

IDLES announce biggest headline show to date

IDLES are going on tour in December, including a stop at Alexandra Palace

IDLES, Primavera Sound, 2018 © Roisin Murphy
News / 23.05.19

Idles win Best Album at 2019 Ivor Novellos

The Bristol band won the award for their 2018 LP Joy as an Act of Resistance

Idles © Charlotte Patmore
News / 07.05.19

IDLES return with new track Mercedes Marxist

The Bristol band have released their first single of 2019

Idles © Charlotte Patmore
News / 20.02.19

Brit nominees IDLES say winning an award would be “meaningless”

The Bristol five-piece voice their thoughts on being nominated in the British breakthrough category

IDLES Live Lounge
News / 12.02.19

Watch IDLES perform a mashup of The Streets songs in Live Lounge session

The Bristol band were in the BBC Radio 1 studio today (12 February)

Idles © Charlotte Patmore
Events / 30.01.19

IDLES, Helena Hauff and Jorja Smith announced for Lowlands 2019

The festival will take place in the Dutch village of Biddinghuizen on 16-18 August

Idles © Charlotte Patmore
Events / 17.12.18

IDLES, Brockhampton and Rosalía booked for Bilbao BBK Live 2019

The festival’s next edition will take place from 11-13 July at Kobetamendi

News / 13.12.18

Buy a limited edition print based on IDLES’ Samaritans created by Jeremy Deller

In collaboration with the Samaritans charity, our December cover stars IDLES and Turner Prize-winning artist…

The Top 25 Tracks of 2018

Freedom, fury and big big bangers, here are the tracks that resonated this year

The Top 50 Albums of 2018

Our annual countdown of the albums which captured the mood of this year

Idles © Charlotte Patmore

IDLES: We’re all in this together

Against the backdrop of broken Britain, the Bristol five-piece have become a symbol for collective joy and care

Events / 27.11.18

IDLES confirmed to play Sziget Festival 2019

The week-long event will take place on 7-13 August at Budapest’s Óbudai-sziget

IDLES Jools Holland
News / 26.09.18

IDLES perform pro-immigration anthem Danny Nedelko on Later… with Jools Holland

The Bristol band made their debut on the show last night

25 Artists Shaping the Future of Music

The acts redefining music – sonically and ideologically – picked by experts

Love Letter IDLES, NHS © Turbo Island

A Love Letter to the NHS, by IDLES’ Joe Talbot

The Bristol artist shares his thoughts on the National Healthcare System – from its unification of the people to the compassion of its staff

Joy as An Act of Resistance review

IDLES – Joy as An Act of Resistance

Bristol punks IDLES wield the radical power of joy on their second album. The result? A heady rush of present-day fury and hope

News / 25.07.18

Get your hands on a copy of BS-ME, our free limited edition zine with Ace & Tate at their Bristol store launch tomorrow

Introducing BS-ME, a print and online collaboration between Crack Magazine and Ace & Tate celebrating…

News / 05.06.18

IDLES announce new album Joy as an Act of Resistance

Lead single Danny Nedelko is out now

News / 06.02.18

IDLES announce new UK tour dates

A string of shows has been added to the Bristol post-punk band’s schedule

Class of 2017

Helena Hauff, Avalon Emerson, Kali Uchis, Myyki Blanco and more talk heroes, villains and best memes of the year

News / 21.11.17

IDLES, Hookworms and more confirmed for Rough Trade Bristol opening

Following the exciting news that a branch of Rough Trade will be opening in Bristol,…

Simple Things 2017: IDLES

A highlight of our year, IDLES’ channeled raw punk energy into their triumphant homecoming show at Bristol’s Simple Things Festival

7 artists on their favourite horror movies

Zola Jesus, Smokepurpp, Blanck Mass and more on the horror films which left a mark

News / 28.09.17

Idles report stolen guitars, ask fans to “help us get these beauties back!”

The Bristol band have reported that three guitars of “huge sentimental value” have been stolen

La Route du Rock review

Five Takeaways from La Route du Rock

From Mac DeMarco’s cover of A Thousand Miles to the refreshing lack of clashes, here’s what we learned from this year’s La Route du Rock

Five Takeaways from Bilbao BBK Live

From IDLES’ incendiary set to Depeche Mode proving why they’re (still) one of the best in the business, here’s our takeaways from Bilbao BBK Live


IDLES: Brutal, Honest Truth

Known for their raw punk sound and incendiary live shows, IDLES are on the brink of greatness. Find out how they got to this point and hear their debut here, first

Idles‘ top five artists their guitarist has tried (and failed) to make them emulate

The band talk us through the whims of their very suggestible lead guitarist and his beloved CD player

Playlists / 09.10.15

October 2015 Playlist

Choosing the right music at any social gathering can be nerve-wracking. As your quivering hands…

News / 02.10.15

Idles announce new EP, MEAT

The Bristol band also reveal a new video for new song, The Idles Chant Bristol-based…


Idles – Queens

Bristol has always struggled to produce truly influential rock bands. It’s a much lamented fact….