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© 2016 by the matinée idles

 New album

"Borderline vintage" out

in 2020

"Take the time to listen to this record, give it its due and reap the rewards..."


"It’s almost as if Ian Curtis has lived on and has been collecting obscure Parliament B-sides..."


 "It goes beyond comparison, it sounds new and it sounds like breaking ground. It’s a joy – a slow burning and earned joy – but a joy nonetheless..."


"The Matinee Idles have produced a beautifully soulful and odd record that burrows its way into your mind through its sheer relentlessness..."


"Kevin Barry paints startling images through his mutated trip-hop/funk soundscapes and they keep you guessing..."