Idles – Mercedes Marxist (Partisan Records) 
Idles - Mercedes Marxist

Release Date: 2nd August 2019

The Bristol lads Idles are taking over the world. Literally. In fact, these guys are so damn busy that they’re flagging their next single now even though it doesn’t come out until August because they are touring all over the place. Anyway, I ain’t complaining about a sneaky peak at a track like ‘Mercedes Marxist’ which is, as you might expect, explosively raw and brutal from the get-go. Framed around a garage beat and throbbing bass line, a rattling guitar line and Joe Talbot’s distinctive vocal soon join in to build the tension. Talbot’s vocal delivery is taking on more of an American twang in places but that doesn’t detract from that visceral and incendiary energy that has made Idles the hugely deserving hot tickets that they are.

Live Dates:

11th May – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington
12th May – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington
14th May – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland
16th May – RecordBar, Kansas City
17th May – The Curtain Club, Dallas
18th May – Barracuda, Austin
20th May – Valley Bar, Phoenix
21st May – Belly Up, San Diego
22nd May – The Fonda, Los Angeles
24th May – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
25th May – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
31st May – All Points East, London
1st June – We Love Green, Paris
6th June – Northside, Aarhus
13th June – Isle of Wight Festival, Isle of Wight
21st June – Hurricane Festival, Eichenring Scheessel
26th June – Glastonbury Festival, Pilton
27th June – OpenAir St Gallen, St Gallen
29th June – Siren’s Call, Luxembourg
1st July – Festival Le Nuits de Fourvie, Lyon
3rd July – Gydnia-Kosakowo Airport, Kosakowo
4th July – Rock for People, Czech Republic
5th July – Eurockeennes de Belfort, Sermamagny
11th July – Bilbao BBK Live, Bilbao
25th July – Kendal Calling, Kendal
27th May – Wonder Ballroom, Portland
28th May – Neumo’s, Seattle
29th July – El Club, Detroit
30th July – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto
2nd August – Lollapalooza, Chicago
3rd August – First Avenue, Minneapolis
6th October – Austin City Limits, Austin
7th October – Observatory North Park, San Diego
8th October – The Wiltern, Los Angeles
10th October – The Fillmore, San Francisco
14th October – 930 Club, Washington
15th October – Union Transfer, Philadelphia
16th October – Royale, Boston
17th October – Terminal 5, New York

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