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Idles At The Villa Marina - 23 November

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Idles are a UK band tipped for big things and being touted as one of the best bands coming out of Bristol. They are a popular local festival band headlining at Dot to Dot and Simple Things.

 

They are coming to the Villa on 23 November.

 

Videos and gig information here -

http://www.villagaie...38;menuid=11570

 

This is how they describe themselves - Idles sound has always been a hard one to categorise, but imagine something between the intense rock and roll of The Walkmen and the dark post-punk of Joy Division and you'll be somewhere close. However, anyone who has witnessed the bands live show will confirm that they are very much about doing their own thing. Joe's vocals have the yearnings of soul and the rage of punk, all riding on the blissfully driven bass lines of Dev - This is more than complimented by the spiky dual guitars of Andy S and Mark Bowen and the logic-defying drumming of Jon Beavis - carving out a fully-charged live show that is as thrilling as it is unforgettable.

 

More info about Idles - www.idlesband.co.uk

 

Support for Idles on 23 November at the Villa will be

Cartesian Jetstream (who recently featured on Tom Robinson's BBC Radio 6 show) and Ballagroove DJs. Check out Cartesian Jetstream on their Soundcloud page here - http://soundcloud.co...esian-jetstream

 

 

Edit: Support info added

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Wife on shopping trip across, so hoping our babysitter is available as I like the sound of these guys. Should be an interesting and entertaining night.

Anyone else looking forward to this or heard of them before ?

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It's always tough to try something a bit different, especially without a household name at the top of the bill. Numbers are OK and lots more have said they are coming.

 

If you haven't got your tickets yet, Idles are very highly regarded and their EP 'Welcome' has received rave reviews. With support from Cartesian Jetstream and the Ballagroove DJs, it should be a great night.

 

Here's a track from Idles

 

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Were they from Madchester in the 1980's?

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Who Booked The Idles For The Royal Hall?

 

http://manxnews.org/150/idles-to-play-villa-marina.html

 

Unless you have been on holiday for the last few weeks you will know that rock/punk band Idles are coming over to play on the 23rd at The Villa Marina – in the Royal Hall no less.

 

You can’t fail to know this piece of information because for what seems like weeks now there have been ads telling us all about the gig everywhere you are likely to look or listen. Full page ads in the papers, on Facebook, prime time EnergyFM, Manx Radio and even a sponsor spot on MT TV.

 

This begs the question why a band that’s been booked for a 1700 seater venue requires such a large and expensive advertising campaign when usually a one time (and free) press release announcing an act results in mass panic for tickets followed by endless bitching from fans who missed out because tickets sold out within a few minutes?

 

Is it because they aren’t a band that should be booked for a 1700 seater venue in the first place because nobody knows who they are and so the tickets are going slower than a Jimmy Savile tribute night?

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I always thought it was a bit bizarre having a completely unknown band on at the Royal Hall though. Years ago, the Young Knives, who at least had a song with plenty of radio coverage, played to a respectably full Promenade Suite. Maybe this would have been a better option?
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Found this thread... a bit of a chastening lesson for local music fans. The one time we get a band on the upward part of their career we don't go. 

Now, of course, Top 5 lp, Mercury Prize nomination, sell out shows at Ally Pally later we'll never get them to play the Villa. 

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To be honest, I was there back in 2012 (man ;-) and, whilst it's the same name and lineup, it may as well be a different band as they clearly went away and reinvented themselves, coming back with a different, much harder, sound. Non of the stuff from this era is played live as the new stuff is so much better.

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And I'm pissed off at the bump as I thought they were coming back this November.

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Sorry. 

But your point is fair enough - I think they’ve proven that it takes a long time to be an overnight success. 

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On 8/25/2019 at 9:23 PM, Declan said:

Sorry. 

But your point is fair enough - I think they’ve proven that it takes a long time to be an overnight success. 

not any longer.........as a one hit wonder headlining glastonbury shows.......

as for touring it's best for bands to only book venues they can sell out........changing venue size on tour will cost a great deal more money......

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16 minutes ago, woody2 said:

not any longer.........as a one hit wonder headlining glastonbury shows.......

 

True but The Cure have headlined festivals all over the world for decades. 

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