Joy As An Act Of Resistance

  • PTKF2158-2
  • Standard CD. Includes Rough Trade Exclusive Live at Rough Trade Bonus CD.
  • Release Date: August 31st 2018
  • $13.99

Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2018 No. 3

#1 Album of the Month - September 2018

IDLES release their highly anticipated sophomore album Joy as an Act of Resistance that takes aim at everything from toxic masculinity, nationalism, immigration, and class inequality.

Bristol, UK 5-piece IDLES (aka “the UK's best punk band" - The Guardian) have confirmed details for their anticipated sophomore LP Joy as an Act of Resistance via Partisan Records. Joe Talbot, Mark Bowen, Lee Kiernan, Adam Devonshire and Jon Beavis crank up their weapons once more and power-drop a second long player. Space produces, Adam Greenspan and Nick Launay (Kate Bush/Arcade Fire) mixes.

Bristol’s finest Kings of exquisitely noisy post-punk pick off pointed targets singing about nationalism, class warfare, sexist wankers (or toxic masculinity as they put it) and more. Rowdy tunes of hollering and gut-wrenching searing viscerality crowd the speakers for dancefloor decimating space. Building from an ominous growl to a full-on howl of exuberant explosively emotive power this is a full on tilt of finely honed and powerful anthems.

Shoplifting with IDLES

Joe from IDLES came to raid Rough Trade West of some new releases he's been enjoying lately including Bambara, Beak>, Anna Calvi and more. Check out all of his Shoplifting selections here.

LP+ - Rough Trade Exclusive Limited to 2,000 Copies on Orange Colored LP.

LP+ - Deluxe Box Set in a Gold Glitter Die-Cut Gatefold Jacket. 180 Gram LP with Eight Double-Sided Art Print Inserts.

LP - Standard LP.

CD+ - Standard CD.

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