• “Danny Nedelko” original music video. Thanks to IDLES.
“Excellent Punk from England”
First out as a single in June 2018, before settling down to live on their album “Joy as an Act of Resistance” a couple of months later.
On my 22nd December post I predicted Alain Chamois would take the Festive 50 # 1 for 2018; he made # 16. Happy enough with the choice for 2018’s top song though.
A celebration of multiculturalism and diversity, the video features Danny Nedelko himself, a Ukrainian immigrant, and a close friend of the band.
Singer Joe Talbot describes the housing album as being:
an attempt to be vulnerable to our audience and to encourage vulnerability; a brave naked smile in this shitty new world. We have stripped back the songs and lyrics to our bare flesh to allow each other to breathe, to celebrate our differences, and act as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them. Because without our community, we’d be nothing.
Well done Idles and the ever-tasteful Dandelion Radio listenership. Peelie would be chuffed.
Get it at Bandcamp.