IDLES: ‘Stendhal Syndrome’ Video & ‘Brutalism’ Album Details


by Danielle Holian

IDLES release a video for ‘Stendhal Syndrome’. Their debut album Brutalism, will be released in March. Pre-order the album here.

Dev (bassist) commented on the video, “Armed with our secret weapon, (a lovely and excessively tall Belgian man called Ben) both Lee and I set about the galleries of London and proceeded to film me pissing about in front of a total of 91 pieces of art. Gin was needed. All moves featured are choreographed by myself under the guidance of the director/singer/artiste extraordinaire Joseph Talbot. I am available for dance lessons if anyone is interested.”


“IDLES are hard to capture, because they’re not Fat White Family, they’re not Sleaford Mods, they are very much their own incarnation of uncompromising rhythmical punk rock. Lyrically, a mixture of dry obsessional humour and poetic slogans. But, best of all, they really get the adrenalin pumping”. – Steve Lamacq BBC6 Music

“IDLES stand alone” – CRACK

“Blunt and to the point…(Well Done) is a visceral anthem that’s timed weirdly well for 2016’s madness” – New Music Of The Day – NME

“Politically charged and furious…bruising, lacerating.” – The Line Of Best Fit

“Wilder than a very wild thing marked wild in the wild shop in the middle of the wild wild wood. An IDLES live show is not quite like anything that you have ever seen or heard. It’s got all the ingredients taken from rock n roll’s rich history but the synthesis is entirely their own. The wild men of Bristol”. – Tom Robinson BBC6 music

Written by Danielle Holian (Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook)

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