BIMM Bristol drum graduate Jon Beavis was listed as one of Music Radar’s 13 best Rock drummers in the world 2018 for his incredible work with Bristol punk troupe IDLES.
The quintet, which also features BIMM Bristol tutor Lee Kiernan on guitar, have experienced a truly phenomenal rise to prominence, releasing not one but two critically acclaimed albums (Brutalism & Joy As An Act Of Resistance) in 2018; with the latter peaking at #2 in the official UK album chart.
During their almost entirely sold out UK tour, the band even found time to swing by numerous BIMM campuses for masterclasses, further cementing their reputation as approachable artists with an incredibly strong work ethic.
Most recently, IDLES received a nomination for ‘British Breakthrough Act’ at the upcoming 39th annual Brit Awards, going up against former BIMM London vocal student Ella Mai within the same category.
True to form, the hardworking band are undertaking an almost entirely sold-out 47 date tour across the UK, Europe and U.S.A until July 2019. After this, attentions will shift to their third album, which has already been hinted for release in the not too distant future.
IDLES will stop at nothing until total world domination… and we love them for it.