Video Of The Week: Idles – ‘Mother’ Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 26 February 2017 04:30

This week’s video choice will have Oompa Loompa-like antiques show presenter David Dickinson tearing his carefully coiffured wig out in fury, as it features self-styled post-punk polemics Idles frontman Joe Talbot smashing up a table filled with the sort of kitschy china crap that used to fill your granny’s mantlepiece.



The track is taken from the Bristol band’s forthcoming new album, ‘Brutalism’, which is released on 10 March.


This past week has been a busy one for Idles. Not only have they been confirmed as support for The Maccabees on their London farewell shows but they have also been confirmed to appear at the Leeds and Reading festivals. They also have announced a lengthy tour is support of the album release:

Monday 6 - Cambridge, Portland Arms
Wednesday 8 - Bristol, The Fleece
Thursday 9 - Colchester, Arts Centre
Friday 10 - London, Moth Club
Sunday 12 - Southampton, The Notes Café
Tuesday 14 - Birmingham, The Hare And Hounds
Wednesday 15 - Guildford, Boileroom
Thursday 16 - Brighton, The Prince Albert
Friday 17 - Tunbridge Wells, Forum
Saturday 18 - Bedford, Esquires
Monday 20 - Oxford, The Bullingdon
Tuesday 21 - Sheffield, The Plug
Wednesday 22 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, Think Tank
Thursday 23 - Aberdeen, Tunnels
Friday 24 - Dundee, Buskers
Saturday 25 - Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
Monday 27 - York, The Crescent
Tuesday 28 - Hull, The Adelphi
Wednesday 29 - Nottingham, The Bodega
Thursday 30 - Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
Friday 31 - Wakefield, Unity Hall

Monday 3 - Stoke-On-Trent, The Sugarmill
Tuesday 4 - Preston, Guildhall
Wednesday 5 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach