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Joy As An Act Of Resistance is a parade.
Itís a parade of laughing at the funeral, of listening to the bastards, of phlegm on the mirror. Itís a parade of my Grandfatherís wit, it is all the shit haircuts Iíve ever had. It is a parade of naivety, of a warm embrace, it is Young Thugís dress. Itís the parade of being carried through the grim dark. Itís a parade of laughing at yourself. It is love. It is loving yourself. It is a parade of Tony Bennís smile. It is Idles, for now. Itís the beautiful smell of immigrant food. It is a parade of vulnerability. It is Ilie Nastase Itís a parade of being at your worst. It is our best, for now. It is our thank you. It is our sorry. It is a parade without fluff but with a tonne of glitter and violence. It is a parade of what I truly miss and what I truly have. It is a parade of the second album. It is us cutting itís fucking head off. It is a parade of joy in the face of all we donít want and all we fear. It is a parade of you.
Thank You. (Joe Talbot Ė IDLES)
Joy as an Act of Resistance. is the follow up to Bristol, UK 5-piece IDLESís debut album Brutalism, self-released last year.
Produced by Space and mixed by Adam Greenspan & Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Kate Bush, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Joy as an Act of Resistance. takes aim at everything from toxic masculinity, nationalism, immigration, and class inequality Ė all while maintaining a visceral, infectious positivity. Singer Joe summarises: ďThis album is an attempt to be vulnerable to our audience and to encourage vulnerability; a brave naked smile in this shitty new world. We have stripped back the songs and lyrics to our bare flesh to allow each other to breathe, to celebrate our differences, and act as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them. Because without our community, weíd be nothing.Ē