IDLES Five Years of Brutalism

Partisan Records
9th December 2022

Format Info

Cherry Red Vinyl LP

Brutalism was originally self-released in March 2017, surpassing expectations to become one of the decade’s most important debut albums. Beneath the surface of its aggressive, foreboding music and lyrics lies a level of confessional vulnerability and honesty that comfortably cemented it as an instant classic.

In the 5 years since Brutalism’s release, IDLES have gone on to achieve so much, including a number one album, sold-out tours and festival headline appearances around the world. Its follow-up, Joy As an Act of Resistance, further spring-boarded the band into the UK (and beyond)’s consciousness and paved the way for the colossal Ultra Mono – the band’s first UK No. 1 album. Last year’s CRAWLER contained the buzz-saw urgency that their now-global fanbase had come to expect, but expanded its sound with more melodic and introspective songs. At every step of the way, the band have garnered a wealth of dedicated supporters – from the early breaks given to them by Steve Lamacq and BBC 6 Music, the independent live music circuit and the incredible AF Gang community.

To celebrate, the band are releasing a limited edition reissue of the debut studio album: Five Years of Brutalism. This reissue features alternative artwork designed by Joe Talbot, and is pressed on cherry red vinyl.

01 – Heel / Heal
02 – Well Done
03 – Mother
04 – Date Night
05 – Faith in the City
06 – 1049 Gotho
07 – Divide & Conquer
08 – Rachel Khoo
09 – Stendahl Syndrome
10 – Exeter
11 – Benzocaine
12 – White Privilege
13 – Slow Savage

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