Idles and Angel Olsen confirmed for NOS Alive 2023

IDLES are the first confirmation for July 7th, on the NOS Stage, of the 15th edition of NOS Alive.

Since the release of their first album, Brutalismin 5 years the Bristol Punk Rock band hasn’t stopped growing, guaranteeing sold out tours and presence at many festivals around the world. Its successor Joy as an Act of Resistance. was considered one of the most acclaimed rock albums of the year and paved the way for the colossal Ultra Monothe band’s first UK #1 album.

Crawler, their latest work, was born out of the urgency that their global fan base was expecting, and that increased their sound with more melodic and introspective songs. Year after year the band has been gaining a stronger and stronger position in the music world, releasing the film: “Don’t Go Gentle: A Film about IDLES” that has been shown in many international film festivals.

On December 9th, the band is preparing to re-release their most successful album, Brutalism, on vinyl entitled Five Years of Brutalism. The album, originally released in March 2017, surpassed expectations to become one of the most important debut albums of the decade. On the surface an aggressive music and verses, where you find a level of confessional vulnerability and honesty that cemented it as a classic.

IDLES then climb onto the NOS Stage at NOS Alive’23 to perform on July 7th where they promise one of the most energetic and explosive shows of the 15th edition.

ANGEL OLSEN is the first confirmation for the Heineken Stage at NOS Alive’23. The American singer-songwriter performs on the 8th July 2023, of the 15th edition of the festival. The artist comes to Portugal to present her new album at Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Big Time was recently considered one of the 10 best albums of 2022 by Time magazine.

Big Time is an album about the expansive power of new love, written during a time when Olsen was coming out as queer and having his first taste of queer love and heartbreak. But this brightness and optimism is tempered by a deep and layered sense of loss; Olsen’s parents passed away weeks apart, shortly after the artist took over for them.

The album recorded and mixed with co-producer Jonathan Wilson in Topanga, California proves that Olsen now writes to us from a more rooted place of clarity. While their previous album, All Mirrors, was full of dramatic changes and twists, here the surprises come in simple form – a slow crescendo of chords, instrumentals that swirl like a storm, or bright horns in a ballad about separation flooded with light. These are songs not only about transformational grief but also about finding freedom and joy in the obstacles that arise.

The last day of the festival thus hosts ANGEL OLSEN’s concert on the Heineken Stage, with a concert that promises to be memorable.

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