Photo: Raw Journey
Huge news to start off the week! Bristol post punk stars Idles have today (29th January) announced the signing to Brooklyn based label Partisan Records. The news comes as the band recently finished recording their second album, the follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed debut LP Brutalism.
Speaking about the announcement, Idles frontman Joe Talbot, said:
“Idles have signed to Partisan Records. This is not a decision based on greed. They excite us and have injected ideas and passions into our camp that we would not have mustered. We as a family have realised our limitations in as far as the ship we have built with you all is becoming too much for the team we have to achieve the best of our abilities. It was time to admit a necessity for help but we needed that to come in the form of trusted, earnest and like-minded people who were as passionate about our art and you people as we were: Partisan Records are the partners we were looking for. We haven’t been given a huge wedge of cash but instead a huge wedge of confidence that we are in safe hands and make no mistake, we are not going to stop working fucking hard for you and ourselves.”
On signing the Bristol group, Partisan co-founder Tim Putnam, added:
“We’re very excited to welcome Idles to our roster. They are an altogether necessary band for the times we live in and we are honoured to have been trusted as their chosen partners. As Joe says: All Is Love!”
Having dominated 2017 and now with the backing of a great label in Partisan, Idles look set for an incredible campaign with shows in Europe next month and an already sold-out UK tour in April. Well done!
The band have also announced their first North America tour this March – tickets go on sale Wednesday 9am.
9th March – Brooklyn NY, Ceremony224
10th March – Brooklyn NY, Flowers for all Occasions
11th March – Philadelphia PA, PhilaMOCA
20th March, Toronto ON, Smiling Buddha