IDLES RELEASE VIDEO FOR “WHEN THE LIGHTS COME ON”

IDLES

RELEASE VIDEO FOR
“WHEN THE LIGHTS COME ON”

WRITTEN BY AND DIRECTED BY THE BAND’S JOE TALBOT AND LEE KIERNAN

TAKEN FROM THEIR ACCLAIMED FOURTH ALBUM
‘CRAWLER’

WATCH IT HERE

Last month saw IDLES release their brand new album CRAWLER – their fourth in as many years and the follow-up to their first No. 1, 2019’s Ultra Mono. Met with widespread acclaim, the album was produced by IDLES’ Mark Bowen alongside Kenny Beats and marked a real turning point in the evolution of the band, adding a whole new dimension to the music the Bristolian five piece make. Following the soul soaked comeback single ‘The Beachland Ballroom’ and the abrasive ‘Car Crash’ today they release new single ‘When The Lights Come On’. With it’s motorik rhythm and propulsive bass lines the track harks back to the days when frontman and lyricist Joe Talbot would DJ in Bristol clubs until the early hours, chasing the party into the night only to be confronted by the harsh realities that turning the lights on can expose.

Speaking about the track Talbot writes:
“When the lights come on. Our third offering from Crawler. A poem of light and sound exploring the cold light of day. Thank you x”

Watch video for ‘When The Lights Come On’ here 
(Credits: Staring George Garrett of Bristolian band Heavy Lungs, written by Joe Talbot, directed and edited by Lee Kiernan – Holding Hands with Horses. Production by JonesMillbank )

As well as releasing albums, directing videos and playing 23 sold-out live shows across America in October and November, IDLES still found time to record a track with famed Rage Against the Machine Guitarist Tom Morello (‘The Bachelor’ for his recent album ‘The Atlas Underground Flood’) and also remix St. Vincent’s recent track ‘Pay Your Way In Pain

Not stopping there, 2022 will be by far the biggest year for touring they have ever seen – starting with a run of dates in the UK and Europe then heralding to play their first ever shows in South America, before returning for an extensive series of festivals – and finally, closing the year with shows in Australia and New Zealand. Full dates here.

16 JAN 2022 / UK / London / O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
17 JAN 2022 / UK / London / O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
18 JAN 2022 / UK / London / O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
19 JAN 2022 / UK / London / O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
21 JAN 2022 / UK / Cardiff / Motorpoint Arena SOLD OUT
22 JAN 2022 / UK / Birmingham / O2 Academy SOLD OUT
24 JAN 2022 / IE / Dublin / Vicar Street SOLD OUT
25 JAN 2022 / IE / Dublin / Vicar Street SOLD OUT
26 JAN 2022 / IE / Dublin / Vicar Street SOLD OUT
28 JAN 2022 / UK / Manchester / O2 Victoria Warehouse SOLD OUT
29 JAN 2022 / UK / Manchester / O2 Victoria Warehouse SOLD OUT
30 JAN 2022 / UK / Manchester / O2 Victoria Warehouse SOLD OUT
 
01 FEB 2022 / UK / Sheffield / O2 Academy SOLD OUT
02 FEB 2022 / UK / Newcastle / O2 City Hall SOLD OUT
03 FEB 2022 / UK / Glasgow / Barrowland Ballroom SOLD OUT
04 FEB 2022 / UK / Glasgow / Barrowland Ballroom SOLD OUT
05 FEB 2022 / UK / Glasgow / Barrowland Ballroom SOLD OUT
18 FEB 2022 / DE / Hamburg / Docks SOLD OUT
19 FEB 2022 / NE / Amsterdam / Melkweg SOLD OUT
20 FEB 2022 / NE / Amsterdam / Melkweg SOLD OUT
22 FEB 2022 / DE / Berlin / Columbiahalle SOLD OUT
23 FEB 2022 / DE / Cologne / E-Work SOLD OUT
24 FEB 2022 / DE / Munich / Muffathalle SOLD OUT
26 FEB 2022 / BE / Brussels / Ancienne Belgique SOLD OUT
28 FEB 2022 / FR / Paris / Elysee Montmartre SOLD OUT
 
01 MAR 2022 / FR / Paris / Elysee Montmartre SOLD OUT
02 MAR 2022 / FR / Lyon / Le Transbordeur SOLD OUT
03 MAR 2022 / IT / Milan / Fabrique
06 MAR 2022 / FR / Toulouse / Le Bikini SOLD OUT
07 MAR 2022 / ES / Bilbao / Santana
09 MAR 2022 / ES / Barcelona / Razzmatazz
10 MAR 2022 / ES / Madrid / La Riviera
11 MAR 2022 / PT / Lisbon / Coliseum
20 MAR 2022 / AR / Bueno Aires / Lollapalooza
25 MAR 2022 / COL /Bogota / Estéreo Picnic
27 MAR 2022 / BR / Sao Paulo / Lollapalooza Brazil


photo credit: Tom Ham,

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IDLES IN THE PRESS

“The British band Idles wrings new variations from the post-punk vocabulary of obstinacy, impact, dissonance, talk-singing and ratcheting-up tension on its fourth studio album.”
-New York Times

“Their biggest leap to date from what any listener may consider a signature sound for the band”
-Rolling Stone

“IDLES are bonafide rock superstars”
-FADER

“Thrills that can’t be denied, a preposterously exciting scrapyard soul.” – The Guardian

On the imminent tour that they were prevented from doing on the last album cycle, plenty of these songs will be huge, vital additions to an already incendiary setlist” – Evening Standard

A far more thoughtful and wide-reaching work, from the post-punk with saxophones blast of Meds to the acoustic melancholy of Progress, marking IDLES arrival as a serious rock act”  – The Times

On their first three albums, IDLES instructed others to interrogate their feelings and live their lives being as emotionally open as possible. With ‘CRAWLER’ they take their own advice, adding a whole new dimension to an already beloved band. This appears a stepping stone in the band’s evolution, rather than the finishing line.” – NME

So, this might be a more reflective, experimental IDLES, but they remain a band filled equally with anger, humour and vitriol. And, whichever direction they take, it still sounds fantastic.” – Kerrang

IDLES are finding new directions home: the hallmark of a great band” – MOJO

Might be the band’s most satisfying collection of songs to date” – RECORD COLLECTOR

Their most ambitious, most introspective and most powerful to date” – CLASH

fresh, bold and inventive in a way we’ve never seen IDLES attempt to be before” – DIY MAGAZINE

Once again, the band finds healing and beauty in their own chaotic vortex, and once again they invite everyone listening to do the same, joining them on their most exploratory and cathartic ride yet.” – The Line Of Best Fit
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READ THE “CRAWLER” BIO HERE

CRAWLER tracklisting:
MTT 420 RR
The Wheel
When the Lights Come On
Car Crash
The New Sensation
Stockholm Syndrome
The Beachland Ballroom
Crawl!
Meds
Kelechi
Progress
Wizz
King Snake
The End

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