Toxic masculinity is in Idles’ sights as they drop the latest track to be taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’.
Titled ‘Samaritans’, the live favourite is the third cut to arrive from the record, due for release on 31st August.
Speaking about the song’s message, 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.”
An incendiary blast of Idles at their very, very best, you can check out ‘Samaritans’ below.