Five Tracks: Find out more about IDLES ahead of their DJ set at Live Bars

On Saturday 27th April, huge punk band IDLES will be taking to the Live Bar (Barbauld St) stage as part of a very night of music.

Formed in Bristol in 2009. Their debut album, Brutalism, was released in 2017 to critical acclaim, as was their second album Joy as an Act of Resistance in 2018.

They will be joined by bands Slowhandclap and The Lotts who will be performing prior to the IDLES DJ set. Tickets are just £12 in advance via Skiddle (18+).

Whilst the band would be spinning the tunes rather than performing live, we asked long time IDLES fan, Greg Dixon from Live bar to give us a run down of the five essential tracks by the punk rockers to get yourself ready for what will undoubtedly be a memorable night in the venues short history.


One of the most important songs of this decade. Both bringing an absolute BELTER of a groove throughout and impassioned lyrics about accepting vulnerability and rejecting the toxicity modern culture throws upon the idea of being a man in the modern day.
So, so important.


 A real game of 2 halves. Diversity in sound and again carrying on that almost desperate attempt to nail into the consciousness. Also absolutely KICKS OFF live.

Well Done

Always lovely to hear about Mary Berry and my first IDLES experience. I think it’s a bit of fun compared to most of the other tracks and it really was the band kicking the doors through to their audience.


 ‘The best way to scare a Tory is to read and get rich’ constantly leaves goosebumps on my skin, and Joe’s (Talbot, Vocals) anger and disdain for those he is attacking in the song resonates on another level throughout.

I’m Scum

A difficult last choice, but again the takeaway show that this is included on is incredible, and the passion the whole band throw in on the hook is inescapable, and again Dev’s bass is just pure (vegan friendly) meat.

Also playing on the night are Slowhandclap and The Lotts so expect some of this

and a whole lot of this

Tickets are on sale now here


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