With a new single, Idles announce a follow-up to the brilliant debut Brutalism.

And what a colossus of a track it is. Mantra-filled over initially sparse stick-work that is gradually filled in by the instruments as it builds and builds until…. it stops. It’s like someone’s just pulled all the cables out of the amps. Then it fires up again prompting a headbanging rock-out. It’s wonderful.

Joy As An Act Of Resistance is out on August 31. Order it here. Follow @idlesband

words by @johnnydobbo