The English new wave quintet IDLES surfaced with their latest song on the 30th of May.
Colossus is of far less brutal bleeding ears sound that their previous material featured, though of no less pressing urgency and scathing perspective of the world around in a song that pivots around a damp rim stick which elevates the sense of an infestation of cockroaches scrabbling on the door prior to breaching the damn and allowing a festering suppurating pus to reach it stench through the room in their inimitable scathing response and once again lancing the festering boil of a world of petty minded self-righteousness.
The English new-wave quintet IDLES are nearly ready to release the LP Brutalism.
IDLES – Stendhal Syndrome
The latest track to surface from the album is Stendhal Syndrome, which is an acidic parody of dismissal of art in a track that celebrates the diversity of creativity.
The message being, accept that what you may like, others may not and vice-versa – it doesn’t matter. It is for the very fact of the diversity that makes for freedom of expression, which shouldn’t be shut down based on arbitrary emotional disconnection.
As yet without a name or a planned release date, one thing that is certain is that Divide & Conquer will be on the album.
IDLES, whilst always having taken a scathing glare at societal mores in Divide & Conquer make their most overtly political statement thus far in a just under three and a half minutes protest at the creeping privatisation of the National Health Service in the UK.
It was back in September 2012 the English garage-rock quintet Idles last featured.
Idles – MEAT – artwork
With a change of only one player, Andy being replaced by Lee Kiernan, there is a recognisable thread to the music of Idles.
The four track EP, MEAT is due for release on the 29th. The second piece is The Idles Chant which is a rumbustious rock ‘n’ roll number that will have you thrashing around the room in abandon and frenzied footstep, whilst joining in the vocal gaps.
I have no idea why it has taken me three years to get back to Idles, I certainly hope it doesn’t take that long again.