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Thing is, as soon as anyone sticks their head above the parapet the expectation is then there for them to be A1 perfect on every aspect, otherwise they're hypocrites.

Protesting for a fairer global economic system? Fuck off, you once bought a Starbucks. 

Demanding coordinated global action to address climate change? You flew to a conference once, go fuck yourself. 

Etc etc etc...

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16 minutes ago, Chawk said:

i don't think anything they said was that bad. seems like people just being keen to shoot them down

Yeah they’ve just become the new whipping boys because what used to be endearing and funny about their schtick has now grown tired and corny, and their constant being on the defence about their detractors doesn’t help. Hopefully come album time this will all be forgotten, although I’m definitely gonna be going in to it with lowered expectations (due to the pre-release stuff - I don’t really care if they occasionally come off as cringey knobheads).

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I don’t see what is so bad in that interview that most of twitter decided to bash them heavily today. If anything, the first half of the interview seemed like the NME were purposely being twatish. It won’t make any difference in the long run. They’re still future headliners of massive festivals. 

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They just come across as too sensitive and bothered about what people think about them with this whole ‘us against the world’ thing which is pretty boring to read from a fairly beloved and supposedly defiant band. Who wants to hear their fav punk band warning that another artist’s criticism of them is out-of-bounds for discussion?

And the thing about there being no female bands to have support them so they booked their mates instead was kind of shit too.

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7 hours ago, priest17 said:

We'll all have forgotten about this when yer man from Fontaines spouts similar shite this time next year.

I saw someone on Twitter writing loads of abuse about this while - at the same time - writing praise and retweeting shame, Fontaines, Murder Capital etc, who I think have all been equally male-focused..?

 

 

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2 hours ago, Ryan1984 said:

I saw someone on Twitter writing loads of abuse about this while - at the same time - writing praise and retweeting shame, Fontaines, Murder Capital etc, who I think have all been equally male-focused..?

 

 

Wasn't really a dog at Fontaines or any of those bands really, more just joking about people saying they're a year behind IDLES in career trajectory.

I am kinda baffled by the sudden picking on IDLES, I love havin a pop at popular things but it was funner when it was just calgon comparing them to Sham 69. People laying into them for releasing multiple colours of vinyl is really weird to me.

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35 minutes ago, priest17 said:

Wasn't really a dog at Fontaines or any of those bands really, more just joking about people saying they're a year behind IDLES in career trajectory.

I am kinda baffled by the sudden picking on IDLES, I love havin a pop at popular things but it was funner when it was just calgon comparing them to Sham 69. People laying into them for releasing multiple colours of vinyl is really weird to me.

Didn’t you say you were done with Idles a few pages back? Are you just trying to get ahead of every change in tide now?

If the new songs were of a higher standard then they’d probably be cut a bit more slack.

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28 minutes ago, dentalplan said:

Didn’t you say you were done with Idles a few pages back? Are you just trying to get ahead of every change in tide now?

If the new songs were of a higher standard then they’d probably be cut a bit more slack.

*Succeeding in getting ahead of every tide it would seem. (To be honest, I don't really expect anyone to remember anything I say on here ahah).

You're right though I was a big fan of them and now I'm definitely past that, that's on me though I don't think they've done that wrong yet. Besides some of those Abbey Road covers, they deserve stick for that.

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On 9/18/2020 at 4:19 PM, FloorFiller said:

These guys need to lay off of the interview circuit - it’s doing nothing but harm to their image.

Did find this very funny though 

 

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I listened to the Distraction Pieces podcast with Joe Talbot and went from thinking “this is a guy with his finger on the pulse” to  thinking he was poorly informed and that his opinions were essentially generalisations. It’s a shame. 

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