Idles

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Glastonbury: PJ Harvey, Jarvis Cocker, George Ezra and Róisín Murphy join livestream bill
A narrative by Harvey, Cocker, Michael Eavis and others will link musical performances from around the site

Laura Snapes

12, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Glastonbury live-stream festival: Coldplay, Michael Kiwanuka and Haim to perform
Damon Albarn, Idles, Jorja Smith, Kano, Wolf Alice and Honey Dijon will also appear at Live at Worthy Farm, a ticketed virtual event on 22 May

Laura Snapes

31, Mar, 2021 @6:50 AM

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Idles v Fat White Family: what the indie showdown tells us about class
The two bands have variously clumsy and bracing things to say about class, race and Britain – but they are at least connecting to something bigger than themselves

Nathalie Olah

14, Oct, 2020 @2:31 PM

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Idles: Ultra Mono review – pummelling riffs and desolate beauty
The Bristol punks return with more precision-tooled muscularity and a hint that they won’t be hidebound by genre

Phil Mongredien

27, Sep, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Idles: 'Vulnerability is the armour'
The Bristol band on the power of sincerity, sharp dressing – and why they’re rising to the haters

Kate Hutchinson

13, Sep, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Lockdown playlists for every mood, part two: chosen by Norah Jones, Joe Talbot and Flohio
Music stars pick soundtracks to get you through the next phase - for when you’re feeling peaceful, spiritual - or full of energy

Jude Rogers

24, May, 2020 @10:00 AM

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'We’re existing on hope': Bat for Lashes, Will Young, Idles and others on music in 2019
Artists including Self Esteem and Jayda G discuss the year’s biggest stories, from Stormzy’s landmark Glastonbury gig to industry problems with abuse

Alexis Petridis

06, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Idles review – snot, silly walks and compassionate aggro
With snatches of Enrique Iglesias and Mariah Carey, the Bristol punks give a Christmas party feel to their strident, socially conscious stage-dive anthems

Graeme Virtue

03, Dec, 2019 @11:19 AM

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From Dave's deserved win to anti-Boris chants, this was a classic Mercury prize
Dave was a worthy winner on a night stuffed with bold, chaotic performances and challenging music born of a vital, thrilling scene

Alexis Petridis

19, Sep, 2019 @10:30 PM

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Mercury prize 2019: Dave wins for Psychodrama, plus all the action as it happened
Streatham MC beats Idles and Slowthai for the most prestigious award in British music – follow our coverage here

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

19, Sep, 2019 @9:43 PM

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Mercury prize 2019: rapper Dave wins for 'exceptional' Psychodrama
The south London artist wins the £25,000 prize for an album the Guardian hailed as ‘fearless and incisive’

Laura Snapes

19, Sep, 2019 @9:22 PM

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'Most political in years': critics hail Mercury prize's return to protest music
Artists including Little Simz and slowthai tackle climate crisis, austerity and racism

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

18, Sep, 2019 @1:00 PM

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