Bristol punks IDLES have risen to prominence in the last year or so, following the release of their scorching and outspoken debut album Brutalism and subsequent tight and raucous live performances. Today they announce the release of their second album Joy As An Act Of Defiance on August 31st, and share the new single 'Danny Nedelko', a pro-immigration jaunt.

IDLES are one of the most politically outspoken bands currently going (as any "punk" band should be), and in 'Danny Nedelko' they're tackling one of the most charged current topics in the UK: immigration. While they obviously oppose the government's intended crack down on immigration, instead of writing a tirade about how awful this would be, they have instead written a joyous rock banger that celebrates all that immigrants bring to their community - although there's still a couple of jabs in there too, of course. 'Danny Nedelko' takes its name from their Ukrainian friend, and celebrates his and others' positive affects on their lives, with a rollicking torrent of guitars and chant-along lyricism. This is sure to become a live anthem that will galvanise fans all over the world.

The video for 'Danny Nedelko' is directed by IDLES, and features the titular man himself.

This follows up last week's 'Colossus', which will open the new album. You can check out both below, and some more information about the inspiration for Joy As An Act of Defiance beneath, along with their worldwide tour dates.

Speaking about Joy As An Act Of Defiance, singer Joe Talbot says: “This album is 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.” You can read the full statement here and pre-order the album from Partisan Records here.

IDLES world tour:

11 Sept - Tokyo, JP - Daikanyama Unit
14 Sept - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
15 Sept - Fort Wayne, IN Middle Waves Music Festival
16 Sept - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
17 Sept - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
18 Sept - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmont
20 Sept - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
22 Sept - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
24 Sept - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
25 Sept - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
27 Sept - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
28 Sept - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
29 Sept - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room
01 Oct - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
04 Oct - Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw Theatre
05 Oct - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
06 Oct – Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
08 Oct - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
10 Oct - Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
16 Oct - Bristol, UK - SWX
18 Oct – London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town
19 Oct – Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
20 Oct – Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC
23 Oct – Newcastle, UK - Riverside
24 Oct – Leeds, UK - Leeds University Stylus
25 Oct – Nottingham, UK - Rock City
26 Oct - Birmingham, UK - Institute
27 Oct – Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
29 Oct - Oxford, UK - O2 Academy
30 Oct – Lille, FR - L'Aeronef
01 Nov - Brussels, BE - Botanique
02 Nov - Leffinge, NL - De Zwerver
03 Nov - Dusseldorf, DE - zakk
04 Nov - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg
06 Nov - Groningen, NL - VERA
08 Nov - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
09 Nov - Hamburg, DE - Knust
10 Nov - Leipzig, DE – UT Connewitz
11 Nov - Berlin, DE - SO36
13 Nov - Prague, CZ - Futurum
14 Nov - Vienna, AT - Flex Cafe
16 Nov - Munich, DE - Ampere
17 Nov - St. Gallen, CH - Palace
18 Nov - Dudingen, CH - Bad Bonn
19 Nov - Zurich, CH - Mascotte
20 Nov - Lausanne, CH - Les Docks
22 Nov - Milan, IT - Circolo Magnolia
23 Nov - Lyon, FR - Epicerie Moderne
24 Nov - Bordeaux, FR - Rock School Barbey
26 Nov - Porto, PT - Hard Club
27 Nov - Lisbon, PT - Lisboa ao Vivo
29 Nov - Madrid, ES - Moby Dick
30 Nov – Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz
01 Dec – Toulouse, FR - Connexion Live