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Watch IDLES' violent NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert


IDLES stopped by the NPR Music office to take part in their Tiny Desk Concert series.

In typically vibrant mood, the Bristol band performed three impassioned tracks with guitarist Mark “Bobo” Bowen climbing the furniture, lead singer Joe Talbot jumping on the spot to keep himself even warmer and the rest of the band joining in the backing vocals.

After their renditions of ‘Never Fight A Man With A Perm’ and ‘Mercedes Marxist’, Talbot confirmed to that crowd that they are “not the Jonas Brothers” before firing into their lead single ‘I’m Scum’ and dragging a young man out of the crowd to join the percussion duties.

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In more IDLES related news, the group have announced their plans to play a string of UK tour dates which will begin in December. 

The band, who are still touring their second album, Joy as an Act of Resistance, which was released to critical acclaim last year will start their tour with a headline set at Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow on December 3rd.

With stops off at Manchester Academy and O2 and Academy in Leeds, the Bristol band will perform their largest show to date on December 7th with a major headline gig at London’s famed Alexandra Palace. 

3rd – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
4th – Manchester Academy, Manchester
5th – O2 Academy, Leeds
7th – Alexandra Palace, London