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English punk poets IDLES are heading to Australia and bringing with them their raunchy, raw and mesmerising performances – so get ready to “dance ‘til dawn with splintered shins”.

The band will be performing songs from their latest album, Joy As An Act Of Resistance, which is one of the best albums released in 2018. IDLES expertly link their lyrics to popular culture in a way that creates a counter culture; rarely has punk music been so in touch with its emotions.

Punk is defined as a fast moving, aggressive style of rock music popular in the late 70’s. IDLES’ sound is definitely fast moving; the lyrics are punched out by Joe Talbot’s beautifully husky London accent over the top of distorted guitars, drums and the heavy drone of a fast plucked bass, and it sounds absolutely glorious.

Having previously seen IDLES in a steamy tent at Boomtown Festival in 2018, I can happily say that they deliver one hell of a performance.

The tour kicks off in New Zealand, with the band playing in Auckland and Wellington, before they move on to two dates in Melbourne on the 24 and 25 of January, followed by a few dates in NSW. The band will be back in the UK to resume touring in March and April.

Tickets and tour information can be found on the official website.

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