By the opinion of many experts and fans, IDLES give back to rock and punk music it’s, sometimes lost on the way to business, the ability of direct social appeal. They climbed out of the dark holes of the slowly dying Bristol indie music scene to shout their fear, anger, and worries about the world around them. Their post-punk is raw and honest to the core, their concerts squeeze sweat and blood from the fans and themselves.
The five-piece band, which was crowned by the Guardian as “the best British punk band”, won the Kerrang! Best British Breakthrough award or the Best Live Act of the American Libera Awards. In 2019, they were nominated for prestigious Brit Awards alongside artists such as The 1975, Dua Lipa, and Tom Walker.
IDLES with their new album Crawler prove that they are stronger than ever before. The members themselves speak about the work on the record during the pandemic as a reborn when they destroyed their past and formed a completely new band full of overlaps with other genres. Nevertheless, they managed to keep exactly what we all enjoy so much – aggressive sound and complete enthusiasm for the live shows and their fans. Czech fans were convinced of their drive and energy at Rock for People 2017 and 2019 and in 2018 at a headline Prague concert in Futurum Music Bar. You just don’t want to miss this party!
Also joining the 2022 line up are HOT MILK, who are an emo power-pop duel fronted band from Manchester, England. Jim and Han met in a bar in the Northern Quarter in 2016, became fast friends and have lived together ever since. What started over a bottle of wine and an acoustic guitar in their living room, whilst it rained outside, quickly became their vice and way to survive through everyday life. The Manchester weather coupled with their persistent desire to fill a meaning-shaped hole meant that one song quickly turned into fifteen after running home from work during lunch breaks and staying up all night.
Singing sad songs with happy melodies, HOT MILK are a celebration of the real. With Fun, Family and Kindness at the forefront of their minds, HOT MILK hope to create an open and warm sphere where everyone is invited.