November 2, 2021

Roots to Grooves – IDLES

Welcome to our weekly podcast “Roots to Grooves”.
Each episode explores the music, life and careers of musical artists from their earliest beginnings through to their most recent releases.

This week musicians Jay Purcell and Jesse Quigley discuss the career and creative approaches of British rock band “IDLES“.

“We are not a punk band”, is how lead singer Joe Talbot has described the sound of this Bristol band, however we can’t deny that “IDLES” do have that kind of punk energy when it comes to their music. Hard hitting, high energy but lyrically poignant, sarcastic and at times darkly comedic.

IDLES” were formed in Bristol in the mid 2000’s when after DJ’ing around the city a few of the members decided they wanted to create their own music. It took some time, and several line-up changes, before they finally found their sound, kicking off in 2015 with their debut EP’s “Welcome” and “Meat/Meta”. Since then they have released 3 full length studio albums, toured the world and remained humble. Joe says their ethos has always been to work hard and to not seek gratitude, believing that if you stick to your guns, and your passions, everything will ultimately align. There is so much more to know, so we welcome you to join the conversation with Jay and Jesse and listen to some of their top “IDLES” picks. on this latest edition of Roots to Grooves”.

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