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IDLES reveal thumping new track "Samaritans"

25 July 2018, 14:27 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

"Samaritans" is the latest rowdy cut from Bristol's incredible IDLES, lifted from their highly-anticipated record Joy As An Act Of Resistance.

Prepare to overindulge in reckless riffs and a bludgeoning beat as IDLES rattle your brains with new offering "Samaritans".

"Samaritans" revolves around the concept of the male gender and how they're pushed by modern society into being masculine.

Frontman Joe Talbot explains, "There's been a long line of bullshit that has pushed men into a corner, where simple masking becomes a trope of masculinity and a catalyst for insanity. What we wear, what we eat, what razor we use, high performance chewing gum, go faster shampoo, how we treat women, how we treat ourselves, how we die. I truly believe that masculinity has gone from an evolution of cultural praxis to a disease. I wanted to encourage a conversation about gender roles by writing this song."

Their third single comes after the more lighthearted "Danny Nedelko", and the barbaric "Colossus", all taken from their highly-anticipated sophomore album Joy As An Act Of Resistance.

IDLES also embark on a world tour, with two London dates at the Roundhouse and O2 Forum Kentish Town on 17-18 October. Find out more.

"Samaritans" is available now. Joy As An Act Of Resistance lands on 31 August via Partisan Records.

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