Roo AOTD #50 Idles

All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2024! Only 85 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only Idles. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Thank you for reading these posts!

Artist Biography

Idles is a self-proclaimed “angry” punk band from Bristol, England that formed in 2009. The band established a club night in Bristol they called Batcave that built them a strong local following. In 2012, Idles released their debut EP Welcome which earned positive press. Their next EP Meat didn’t come until 2015 as the band was self-financing their own recordings. The following year Idles released their single “Divide & Conquer” which was a critique on budget cuts for the U.K.’s National Health Service. This track became the first track off their debut album Brutalism which was released by Bally Records in 2017. This album was their breakout success with heavy touring following its release. In 2018, Idles started recording their next album which was fueled partly by some personal struggles for their frontman, including the death of his mother who he had been the caretaker for since he was 16 and his expected daughter being stillborn. The album was released in 2018 and titled Joy as an Act of Resistance. The band kept a steady release schedule despite the pandemic and started to collaborate with other artists, including Jehnny Beth of Savages, Warren Ellis of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Sharon Van Etten, Tom Morello, and Metallica. Idels latest release is 2024’s TANGK.


Post-Hardcore, Post-Punk, Angry Band

Scheduled at Bonnaroo

Saturday (Link to Daily Schedules)