GIG REVIEW – Idles, Lice @ Gorilla, Manchester

Review by Paul Hammond
Photos by Linsday Melbourne & Mandy Ashton

Early last year I was scrolling through music links posted by various friends on Facebook when I happened upon Idles (pic above & below by Lindsay Melbourne) and the video for ‘Mother’, I think it was singer Joe Talbot’s pink suit that caught my eye but that was just the start of it. The song smacked me straight between the eyes and I was soon ploughing through more links on YouTube to find out more about the band. I purchased their debut album ‘Brutalism’ immediately and I promised myself that I would go and see them live at the earliest opportunity!