Wednesday, 13 June 2018
IDLES - Danny Nedelko
I was in 2 minds whether or not to post today's song. You've quite possibly already heard it. It'll feature on bigger places than this blog (places with proper writers that can do it much more justice than I can), no doubt it'll get played on mainstream radio. Much better to post something by a more obscure band that could do with the exposure.... But I played it on yesterday's Just Some Punk Songs show and the chatroom folk loved it and I suppose there'll be some of my visitors that haven't heard it yet so what the hell (after all, yesterday's update featured a band from Peru and I'll try and remember to make tomorrow's equally as obscure). Today you're getting a killer song by IDLES.
From Bristol and formed in 2012, the band line up with Joe Talbot (vocals), Adam Devonshire (bass/backing vocals), Mark Bowen (guitar/backing vocals), Lee Kiernan (rhythm guitar) and Jon Beavis (drums). Their first release was 2012's Welcome ep, it was followed by several eps and singles before they cemented their status as "one of the most exciting British bands right now" with their debut album Brutalism (2017). In August they'll be releasing follow up Joy As An Act Of Resistance. It'll be on Partisan Records and it's fair to say it's eagerly anticipated.
You can find Brutalism and pre order the new album over on Bandcamp : https://idlesband.bandcamp.com/
In support of the album they'll be touring pretty much of the whole second half of 2018 (US, UK, Europe) and the lengthy gig list is on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/idlesband/
The song you'll find below (the one that sent yesterday's chatroom into fits of rapture) is one of two that they've previewed from the album. Proving that the punk scene in 2018 is still capable as being as fresh and exciting as any genre of music, this is Danny Nedelko....
My blood brother is an Immigrant A beautiful immigrant My blood brother’s Freddie Mercury A Nigerian mother of three He’s made of bone He’s made of blood He’s made of flesh He’s made of love He’s made of you He’s made of me Unity Fear leads to panic Panic leads to pain Pain leads to anger Anger leads to hate Danny Nedelko My best friend is an alien My blood brother is a citizen He’s strong he’s earnest He’s innocent My blood brother is Malala A Polish butcher He’s Mo Farah He’s made of bone He’s made of blood He’s made of flesh He’s made of love He’s made of you He’s made of me Unity Fear leads to panic Panic leads to pain Pain leads to anger Anger leads to hate Danny Nedelko Danny Nedleko Community So fuck you Danny Nedelko Danny Nedelko