Always outnumbered but never outgunned, The Idol Dead deliver fearless and memorable punk rock directly to the prefrontal cortex of the UK independent music scene. Since forming in 2008 they have been relentless in their songwriting and touring, covering the UK many times over and spreading into mainland Europe like a green and black plague.
Not a band content to rest on their laurels, The Idol Dead have spat out four studio albums, two EPs, a live DVD, an acoustic album and a charity single, all released independently on their own label Raaa! Records. Simultaneously they have raised and donated thousands of pounds for multiple charities close to their hearts.
In 2017 The Idol Dead hit 100% of their Pledgemusic target for fourth album TENSION & RELEASE in 37 hours, becoming the most popular crowdfunding campaign on the planet. This huge success got them the attention of both the Camden Rocks festival organisers, and Ginger Wildheart who extended a personal invite onto the bill of his annual Halloween Hootenanny. After a sold out launch party for TENSION & RELEASE in their hometown of Leeds, the band will be playing across the UK and Europe at select shows and independent festivals.
‘The Idol Dead have excelled themselves in every way and produced an album they can be proud of.’ – UberRock
‘In another universe The Idol Dead are selling out venues with an ever growing army of followers. It’s our loss that it’s not the one we live in.’ – Three Songs & Out
‘I suspect in ten years time this could be the one album that really stands out from the rest, both musically and lyrically’ – 50Thirdand3rd
‘They are the defibrillator that needs to be pressed hard against the chest of the dead horse that the music biz keeps flogging.’ – Reservoir Droogs
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PHOTO CREDIT: Neil Vary Gig Photography