IDLES prove that punk is still alive with their first UK Top 40 entry
Bristol five-piece IDLES prove that punk rock is alive and healthy with their first UK Top 40 entry in the UK Official Albums Chart. Following the critical acclaim of their debut 'Brutalism', the punk rock outfit have returned with their sophomore 'Joy as an Act of Resistance'.
According to the Official Charts Company Midweek update, IDLES have shifted a huge 7,438 units so far, placing them at Number 2 at the start of the week. Sat above them is Eminem, whose Kamikaze has sold 27,635.
IDLES also lead the way with four nominations at tonight's AIM Independent Music Awards. With features on 29 influential playlists this week, IDLES have picked up over 6.1 million total playlist followers this week, driving significant streaming figures (Instrumental Music Scouting Platform).