IDLES Share New Song ‘Mercedes Marxist’

Bristol punks IDLES have released their new song “Mercedes Marxist” ahead of their U.S. tour.

‘Mercedes Marxist’ was a strange beast for us, after ‘Rottweiler,’ it was the first song we wrote for Joy as an Act of Resistance,” says frontman Joe Talbot. “I was pissed off at what I was and where I was: I was sofa surfing on the weekends and spending the weeks looking after my mum. My life balance was way off and this song reflects just how useless I felt. It was me at my worst and without any buoyancy it became catharsis. It was the last splurge from Brutalism so we omitted it. I like it now.”

The track will be released as a seven-inch in August. Listen to it below.

IDLES kicks off their U.S. tour May 8th in Albany, New York and will include stops at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Lowlands, and Glastonbury festivals. They recently added a handful of fall shows with Preoccupations. Check out all the dates below.

DLES 2019 Tour Dates:
05/08 – Albany, NY @ Jupiter Hall *
05/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *
05/11 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
05/12 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
05/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom *
05/16 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar *
05/17 – Dallas, TX @ The Curtain Club *
05/18 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda *
05/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
05/21 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up *
05/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda *
05/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
05/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
05/27 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
05/28 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s *
05/31 – London, UK @ All Points East Festival
06/01 – Paris, FR @ We Love Green
06/06 – Helsinki, FI @ Sideways Festival
06/06-08 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival
06/11-13 – Oeiras, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
06/13-16 – Nickelsdorf, AT @ Nova Rock
06/13-16 – Isle of Wight, UK @Isle of Wight Festival
06/21 – Scheeßel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/23 – Tuttlingen, DE @ Southside Festival
06/26-30 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
06/27 – St. Gallen, CH @ Open Air St. Gallen
06/29 – Luxembourg, LU @ Siren’s Call
07/02-03 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/04-06 – Hradec Králové, CZ @ Rock for People
07/05 – Arras, FR @ Camping Main Square Festival
07/04-07 – Belfort, FR @ Eurockéennes de Belfort
07/04-08 – Cahors, FR @ Beauregard Festival
07/11-13 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
07/11 – Dublin, IE @ Iveagh Gardens
07/25-28 – Penrith, UK @ Kendal Calling
07/25-28 – Derby, UK @ Y Not Festival
07/25-28 – Standon, UK @ Standon Calling
07/26-28 – Steventon, UK @ Truck Festival
07/29 – Detroit, MI @ El Club #
07/30 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall #
08/02 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #
08/06-10 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/07-13 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
08/08-10 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West
08/08 – Rees, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival
08/14-17 – Saint-Mal, FR @ La Route Du Rock
08/15-18 – Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Music Festival
08/15-18 – Hasselt, BE @  Pukkelpop
08/16-18 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
08/22-25 – Northamptonshire, UK @ Shambala Festival
08/31 – Bristol, UK @ The Downs
10/07-06 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/07 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park ^
10/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern ^
10/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore ^
10/11-13 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/14 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club %
10/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer %
10/16 – Boston, MA @ Royale %
10/17 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 %

* = w/ Fontaines D.C.
# = w/ A Place To Bury Strangers
^ = w/ Surfbort
% = w/ Preoccupations

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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