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IDLES

Idles are a British rock band formed in Bristol in 2009 by singer and songwriter Joe Talbot and bassist Adam Devonshire at university, and by 2014 the line-up was completed with guitarists Mark Bowen and Lee Kiernan and drummer Jon Beavis. Idles released their debut album Brutalism in 2017, and began to make a name for themselves supporting acts such as The Maccabees, Foo Fighters and Wolf Alice.

Idles made their UK Official Album Chart debut in 2018 with the follow-up Joy As An Act of Resistance, which saw them voted for best new band in a number of publications as well as being nominated as Best Breakthrough Act in the 2019 BRIT Awards. In October 2020 the band's third studio album Ultra Mono delivered Idles their first UK Number 1 record, and just a few months later in January 2021 Official Charts announced Ultra Mono to be the best-selling album of 2020 in UK independent record shops.

On 23 February 2024 Idles fended off competition from Paloma Faith to land a second Number 1 album of their career with TANGK. As they celebrated their second outing at the Official Albums Chart summit, the band told Official Charts: “Thank you very much to all of you that’ve supported us, bought our album and got us to Number 1. It’s a beautiful feeling. We know, without any doubt, that it’s you that got us here.” 

IDLES Albums stats

UK No. 1s
2
UK Top 10s
4
UK Top 40s
4
UK Top 75s
6
Weeks in the Top 1
2
Weeks in the Top 10
4
Weeks in the Top 40
6
Weeks in the Top 75
12

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