Following the release of 2018's critically acclaimed album ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’, IDLES are back with two new songs, pulled from the aforementioned album sessions. The Mercedes Marxist 7 contains “Mercedes Marxist” (available as an instant download when pre-ordered) and “I Dream Guillotine - released 2nd August 2019.
Mercedes Marxist was a strange beast for us, after Rottweiler, it was the first song we wrote for Joy as an Act of Resistance. 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. Joe x
Praise for Joy as an Act of Resistance:
The Guardian (★★★★)
The Times (★★★★)
Evening Standard (★★★★)
Crack Magazine (9/10)