After a landmark 2017 for the band, Bristol’s IDLES are proud to begin 2018 with the news that they have finished recording their second album and with the announcement that they have signed to Partisan Records.
The bands Joe Talbot says “IDLES have signed to Partisan Records. This is not a decision based on greed. They excite us and have injected ideas and passions into our camp that we would not have mustered. We as a family have realised our limitations in as far as the ship we have built with you all is becoming too much for the team we have to achieve the best of our abilities. It was time to admit a necessity for help but we needed that to come in the form of trusted, earnest and like-minded people who were as passionate about our art and you people as we were: Partisan Records are the partners we were looking for. We haven’t been given a huge wedge of cash but instead a huge wedge of confidence that we are in safe hands and make no mistake, we are not going to stop working fucking hard for you and ourselves.”
Partisan Records was co-founded in Brooklyn in 2007 by Tim Putnam and Ian Wheeler and now has offices in New York, London and LA. They have previously worked with the likes of Cigarettes After Sex, Deer Tick, Torres, Eagulls and John Grant. In response the labels Tim Putman says, “We’re very excited to welcome IDLES to our roster. They are an altogether necessary band for the times we live in and we are honoured to have been trusted as their chosen partners. As Joe says: All Is Love!”
IDLES have also announced their first headlining dates in US & Canada for March:
Fri March 9 – Brooklyn NY @ Ceremony
Sat March 10 – Brooklyn NY @ Flowers For All Occasions
Sun March 11 – Philadelphia PA @ PhilaMOCA
Tue March 20 – Toronto ON @ Smiling Buddha
They will also be playing SXSW.