Street Date: August 31, 2018 Deluxe vinyl includes: →Gold glitter die-cut, gatefold jacket →Interchangeable album artwork: 8 double-sided inserts (16 art prints in total) →Pressed on 180g black vinyl Joy as an Act of Resistance is the follow up to Bristol, UK 5-piece Idle's debut album Brutalism, self-released in 2017. Produced by Space and mixed by Adam Greenspan and Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Kate Bush, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), the 12-track collection takes aim at everything from toxic masculinity, nationalism, immigration, and class inequality - all while maintaining a visceral, infectious positivity. Singer Joe Talbot summarizes: "This album is an attempt to be vulnerable to our audience and to encourage vulnerability; a brave naked smile in this shitty new world. We have stripped back the songs and lyrics to our bare flesh to allow each other to breathe, to celebrate our differences, and act as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them. Because without our community, we'd be nothing."