Idles met as a quintet at the death of the indie scene in Bristol and began making visceral and sometimes unlistenable post-punk to a growing crowd.
They began with their own club night Batcave, practicing religiously until they felt they had found their sound and their live show.
With that in check they have now completed their first album and are hungry to play their music.
On Sunday (March 5) they'll be doing precisely that in the cute confines of Bedford Esquires.
They want to give themselves and their art to the audience in a concise and violent way unrivalled by their peers.
The band have no qualms in terrifying and entertaining in the same breath. They celebrate their influences in a vitriolic and belligerent sound that is both familiar and new, and are a nose-bleed on the ears.
This show has been brought forward a couple of weeks as the band have been invited to play the SXSW Festival in Texas – this is your chance to see what all the fuss is about, first.
To book visit www.seetickets.com