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IDLES Release Video for ‘When The Lights Come On’

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The latest track taken from the band’s acclaimed fourth album ‘Crawler’ is, according to Joe Talbot, “a poem of light and sound exploring the cold light of day.”

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 marked a real turning point in the band’s evolution, 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 its 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 ho”rs, chasing the party into the night only to be confronted by the harsh realities that turning the lights on can expose.


Postin” 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.”

As well as releasing albums, directing videos and playing ‘three sold-out live shows across America in October and November, IDLES still found time to record a track with 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, finally, closing the year with shows in Australia and New Zealand.

IDLES UK/EUROPE TOUR DATES

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

Main photo credit: Tom Ham


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