Partisan Records has today (January 29) announced that they have signed hotly-tipped rock band Idles. The Bristol group have recently finished recording their second album, the follow-up to 2017’s debut, Brutalism, which has sold 7,875 copies to date according to Official Charts Company data.
Speaking about the announcement, Partisan co-founder Tim Putnam said: “We’re very excited to welcome Idles to our roster. They are an altogether necessary band for the times we live in and we are honoured to have been trusted as their chosen partners. As Joe says: All Is Love!”
Joe Talbot of Idles added: "Idles have signed to Partisan Records. This is not a decision based on greed. They excite us and have injected ideas and passions into our camp that we would not have mustered. We as a family have realised our limitations in as far as the ship we have built with you all is becoming too much for the team we have to achieve the best of our abilities. It was time to admit a necessity for help but we needed that to come in the form of trusted, earnest and like-minded people who were as passionate about our art and you people as we were: Partisan Records are the partners we were looking for. We haven't been given a huge wedge of cash but instead a huge wedge of confidence that we are in safe hands and make no mistake, we are not going to stop working fucking hard for you and ourselves."
The Brooklyn-based indie label with offices in London recruited Bryant Kitching as publicity director last week from Shore Fire Media, where as senior account executive he oversaw PR campaigns for artists including Bon Iver, Margo Price, Real Estate and First Aid Kit. His appointment is effective on February 5.