Author Topic: That band IDLES are still shit, then  (Read 16022 times)

danwho9

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Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #180 on: March 30, 2021, 02:48:59 PM »
I'd like to think Nigel Blackwell will find a good way to take the piss out of them in a similar vein to this thread on the next HMHB album.

Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #181 on: March 30, 2021, 10:11:21 PM »
I would love to hear that.

I wondered why Bob Vylan was mad at IDLES and one reason was because they took ages to say something about BLM. As Bob said, David Guetta not putting out a statement is one thing but when IDLES' entire shtik is being left-wing, you'd expect them to comment on it.

Also, WTF is bad about being nice to immigrants?

Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #182 on: March 31, 2021, 09:18:33 AM »
You'll enjoy this. Sorry on my shitty phone so not cut and pasting

https://www.hotpress.com/music/idles-our-popularity-is-bigger-and-people-like-to-fucking-stomp-on-that-22829565

A level of unearned self regard that would make Kasabian blush.

Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #183 on: March 31, 2021, 09:33:00 AM »
I think they suffer a bit from being the only left wing voices doing political stuff in the popular 6music indie sphere. If they were the Sham 69 to a better band's Clash with a Billy Bragg around as well then I think people would be less hard on them but as there is so little protest music at the moment they have to be all things to all people


Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #184 on: March 31, 2021, 09:33:26 AM »
Some how this shower of bastards have got onto the NHL 21 sound track with the god awful 'song' Mr Motivator


I am I and I intend to go, go, go
Like Connor McGregor with a samurai sword on rollerblades
Like Vasyl Lomachenko after four pints of Gatorade
Like Kathleen Hanna with bear claws grabbing Trump by the pussy
Like Delia Smith after ten Chardonnays making me a nice cookie
How d'you like them cliches?
Let's seize the day
All hold hands, chase the pricks away
Let's seize the day
All hold hands, chase the pricks away
You can do it
You can do it
Yes you can
Woo-hoo!
I am I and I intend to go, go, go
Like Frida Kahlo painting of the poor on your fuck off wall
Like Tracey Emin in her unmade bed listening to The Fall
Like Flava Flav in the club riding on the back of John Wayne
Like David Attenborough clubbing seal clubbers with LeBron James
How'd you like them cliches?
Let's seize the day
All hold hands, chase the pricks away
Let's seize the day
All hold hands, chase the pricks away
You can do it
You can do it
You can do it
Woo!
It's all about the confidence
You're Joe Cal-fucking-zaghe
You're Joe Cal-fucking-zaghe
You're Joe Cal-fucking-zaghe
You're Joe Cal-fucking-zaghe
You're Joe Cal-fucking-zaghe
You're Joe Cal-fucking-zaghe
Let's seize the day
All hold hands, chase the pricks away
Let's seize the day
All hold hands, chase the pricks away
You can do it
You can do it

Are these even cliches? And do I like them? Do I fuck

Fuck off, just the sound of them, they sound like something that they would listen to in American History X (the band Idles portray a different message) They're shit fuck off, don't poison my ears again, give me George Ezra or, Adele, fucking S Club 7 over this. Piss off

Astonished upon googling those lyrics that they turn out to be a real song.

Can't stand their random references to celebrities to add some colour to their meaningless lyrics, this one takes that strategy to breaking point.

Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #185 on: March 31, 2021, 11:45:33 AM »
None of that makes any fucking sense. Why would LeBron James club seal clubbers?

The Mollusk

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Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #186 on: March 31, 2021, 01:01:13 PM »
None of that makes any fucking sense. Why would LeBron James club seal clubbers?

Because he’s a black hero and if you think he wouldn’t club seal clubbers then that makes you a racist. Please try to keep up with their humble genius craftsmanship.

non capisco

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Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #187 on: March 31, 2021, 01:07:36 PM »
I came home from my business job the other day in my suit and tie and to my dismay someone had broken in and painted of the poor all over my fuck off wall!

non capisco

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Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #188 on: March 31, 2021, 01:20:47 PM »
No image better expresses a battle cry for egalitarianism than a shitfaced Delia Smith baking some bloke a biscuit, does it?

Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #189 on: March 31, 2021, 02:47:04 PM »
None of that makes any fucking sense. Why would LeBron James club seal clubbers?

Because Joe fucking Calzaghe mate

Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #190 on: March 31, 2021, 03:44:47 PM »
No image better expresses a battle cry for egalitarianism than a shitfaced Delia Smith baking some bloke a biscuit, does it?
“I’m totes a feminist, yeah? I respect women an’ that. Now make me a cookie, love.”

ETA: the confused little girl at the beginning looks like me when I was a toddler. That’s the only good thing I have to say about this bilge.

idunnosomename

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Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #191 on: April 01, 2021, 05:18:28 PM »
Quote
“It’s like what Wagner did, when he considered the size of the room he was playing in, and realised that the orchestra all playing different things at the same time was creating noise – whereas if they all played the same thing at the same time, it created a huge ball of sound. So that’s what we did too.
"like" acting like fucking Atlas there mate

PlanktonSideburns

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Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #192 on: April 11, 2021, 10:39:49 AM »
Is that from an interview? They talk some amazing shite in interviews

Read one where they said one of their songs was like a trap song

Went and listened to it and it sounded just like all their other stuff, like a jesus lizard impression by someone not paying attention

idunnosomename

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Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #193 on: April 11, 2021, 01:02:21 PM »
it's from the tremendous Hot Press puff piece up page

Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #194 on: June 16, 2021, 08:16:16 PM »
I bought Idle's second album on impulse not hearing any of their music before. Based on their artwork, song titles and reviews, I thought it was gonna be some fascinating post punk, like a new Joy division or Fall. Round near me in the late 90s there used to be a lot of retro "oi" type punks playing live. Idles reminds me of that a lot. Don't hate it but can't imagine running to put it on

Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #195 on: July 20, 2021, 10:45:33 PM »
Good news everybody, they're re-releasing Model Village with none other than Slowthai!

https://www.idlesband.com/product/model-village-7-vinyl/




PlanktonSideburns

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Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #196 on: July 20, 2021, 11:02:04 PM »
The fuck is going on with the kerning on the banner text there?

Is that punk is it?

(picks up coat and handbag, makes for door)

Norton Canes

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Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #197 on: July 20, 2021, 11:16:52 PM »
Ah nice, my son went to see slowthai a couple of years ago, it was his first gig and he had the best time ever. But then he was only 16, what did he know about pop music?!

non capisco

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Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #198 on: July 20, 2021, 11:35:21 PM »
If I was ever in the crowd at a performance by IDLES I would be genuinely pissed off that they didn't play 'Toxic Avenger'.

Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #199 on: July 21, 2021, 04:37:58 AM »
Was that the split single with Cotswold Commuter?

The Mollusk

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Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #200 on: July 21, 2021, 08:01:38 AM »
Joe “I Love Rap, Me!” Talbot

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Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #201 on: July 21, 2021, 09:54:05 AM »
If I was ever in the crowd at a performance by IDLES I would be genuinely pissed off that they didn't play 'Toxic Avenger'.

The only 'Idles' song I can genuinely remember. Lovely stuff.

The Mollusk

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Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #202 on: July 21, 2021, 10:04:57 AM »
It is their best song by a country mile, pretty sure they always encore with it.

imitationleather

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Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #203 on: July 21, 2021, 10:37:52 AM »
Recently I read a book about feminism that was pretty decent and was making me think about my own approach to masculinity and gender in ways I hadn't before, but then in the last chapter it started going on about Idles really positively and so I had to throw it in the bin (which was annoying because it was on a Kindle, and I can't afford to buy another one) and I hate women now.

Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #204 on: July 22, 2021, 08:07:08 PM »
I hate myself now. I read their encouraging, pro self esteem lyrics in the booklet that came with the "Joy..." cd. They really lifted me up and made me realise I could like myself. Then I heard the darn thing. Confidence destroyed, in pieces in the bin (along with the disc).

Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #205 on: July 22, 2021, 09:29:56 PM »
To whichever one of you mentioned Broadcast upthread, thank you. I got curious, so I'm listening to Tender Buttons. Not the sort of thing I usually listen to but I'm always happy to try new things. Trish Keenan (RIP) has a lovely soothing voice, not like that dild from IDLES.

non capisco

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Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #206 on: July 22, 2021, 11:39:06 PM »
I'm jealous of anyone checking out Broadcast for the first time. All their other albums are mint too, Kankurette.

Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #207 on: July 22, 2021, 11:50:49 PM »
Any recommendations?

chveik

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Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #208 on: July 23, 2021, 01:16:19 AM »
everything really. their discography is pretty short, sadly. don't forget to listen to the EPs/compilations

non capisco

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Re: That band IDLES are still shit, then
« Reply #209 on: July 23, 2021, 01:16:36 AM »
They're honestly all solid and there's sadly not too many of them but 'The Noise Made By People' would be a nice, slightly lusher sounding contrast to 'Tender Buttons' as a jumping off point. Contains 'Come On Let's Go', I don't care how basic a choice that is amongst Broadcast fans, probably like saying your favourite Prince song is 'Purple Rain', but fuck it that's my favourite Broadcast song.

Also definitely check out the joint album they did with The Focus Group, it is hauntological as fuck, bebbeh!

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