Watch Idles take on the abstract in the video for ‘Germany’
Gasp at the horror of dancing duck man! Tap your toes to the West Country’s finest post-punk!
Bristol, it was big in the nineties, yeah? Trip-hop, Roni Size, and Tricky, yeah?
Well yes, but also No. Bristol is the city of The Pop Group, who are widely recognised as the best thing since drinking cider at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta, which is the biggest balloon fiesta in all of Europe, so they're pretty great.
Idles channel the uncompromising spirit of The Pop Group to devastating effect. In fact, they’re so good that they can stir up provincialist sentiment in even the most broad-minded Bristolian. ‘Germany’ is the third track on the band’s insidiously great Welcome EP, which was released on the 6th of August through the similarly brilliant Fear of Fiction label. The song’s kaleidoscope of interlocking guitars and bristling vocals sink their hooks into your subconscious and refuse to let go, while the accompanying video answers the age old question of how Swan Lake would look if performed by a rabble of children, grass-eaters and duck men.
Watch and be amazed!
See Idles live and be further flabbergasted!
30th Aug - Bristol, Thekla - w/ Jeff The Brotherhood
31st Aug - Torquay, The Attic
22nd Sept - Bristol, Brisfest