IDLES announce new album 'CRAWLER' - arriving Friday 12th November - Hear first single “The Beachland Ballroom"

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Credit: Tom Ham

IDLES have announced the 12th November of CRAWLER via Partisan Records, the UK group’s fourth album in as many years and the follow-up to their first No. 1, 2020’s Ultra Mono. The 14-track project was recorded at the famed Real World Studios in Bath during the COVID-19 pandemic and co-produced by Kenny Beats (Vince Staples, Slowthai, Freddie Gibbs) and IDLES guitarist Mark Bowen.

First single “The Beachland Ballroom,” named after the iconic Ohio venue, is an honest-to-goodness soul song featuring a gorgeous, gripping vocal performance from frontman Joe Talbot. It’s available to stream now and is accompanied by a LOOSE-directed official video:

Says Talbot of the track, “It’s the most important song on the album, really. There's so many bands that go through the small rooms and dream of making it into the big rooms. Being able to write a soul tune like this made me go, fuck -- we’re at a place where we're actually allowed to go to these big rooms and be creative and not just go through the motions and really appreciate what we’ve got. The song is sort of an allegory of feeling lost and getting through it. It's one that I really love singing.”

Adds Bowen, “I didn’t know Joe could sing like that. He’s been trying to write ‘Be My Baby’ since the very beginning, but he didn’t want to be the punk guy wearing the Motown clothes. He wanted it to feel natural, and this song is.”

On CRAWLER, the group bring to life vivid stories of trauma, addiction and recovery with their most soul-stirring music to date. There are, of course, numerous moments that will inspire absolute mayhem in a packed concert venue this autumn, like the warped glam rock of “The Wheel,” the 30-second grindcore slap to the head of “Wizz” and the unhinged, pulverizing bass-and-drum groove of “The New Sensation.” But there are also fresh textures and experiments that push IDLES into thrilling new territory, like the alternate universe marching band anthem “Stockholm Syndrome” and “Progress,” a “mantra of realisation” that soothes both body and mind in a way few IDLES songs ever have before.

CRAWLER tracklisting:

1. MTT 420 RR
2. The Wheel
3. When the Lights Come On
4. Car Crash
5. The New Sensation
6. Stockholm Syndrome
7. The Beachland Ballroom
8. Crawl!
9. Meds
10. Kelechi
11. Progress
12. Wizz
13. King Snake
14. The End

CRAWLER

IDLES will return to live performance on a sold-out twenty-three date North American tour that begins on 7th October. They will then play sold-out UK shows throughout January and February 2022 that includes a four-night run at London’s legendary O2 Academy Brixton.

IDLES 2021/22 Tour Dates: 

07 OCT 2021 / USA / Saint Paul, MN / Palace Theatre SOLD OUT

08 OCT 2021 / USA / Chicago / Riviera Theatre SOLD OUT

09 OCT 2021 / USA / Detroit / Saint Andrew’s Hall SOLD OUT

10 OCT 2021 / USA / Columbus, Ohio / Newport Music Hall SOLD OUT

13 OCT 2021 / USA / Boston / House of Blues SOLD OUT

13 OCT 2021 / USA / Philadelphia / The Fillmore

15 OCT 2021 / USA / New York (Terminal 5 - SOLD OUT)

16 OCT 2021 / USA / New York / Terminal 5 SOLD OUT

17 OCT 2021 / USA / Washington, D.C / 9:30 Club SOLD OUT

18 OCT 2021 / USA / Washington, D.C / 9:30 Club SOLD OUT

20 OCT 2021 / USA / Asheville, N.C / The Orange Peel SOLD OUT

21 OCT 2021 / USA / Nashville / Cannery Ballroom SOLD OUT

22 OCT 2021 / USA / Atlanta / Heaven at the Masquerade

25 OCT 2021 / USA / Austin, Texas (Stubb’s - SOLD OUT)

26 OCT 2021 / USA / Dallas / Granada Theater SOLD OUT

27 OCT 2021 / USA / San Antonio, TX / Paper Tiger SOLD OUT

28 OCT 2021 / USA / Phoenix /The Pressroom SOLD OUT

30 OCT 2021 / USA / Pioneertown, CA / Pappy & Harriet’s SOLD OUT

31 OCT 2021 / USA / Pioneertown, CA / Pappy & Harriet’s SOLD OUT

01 NOV 2021 / USA / Pomona CA / Glass House SOLD OUT

03 NOV 2021 / USA / Los Angeles / Fonda Theatre SOLD OUT

04 NOV 2021 / USA / Los Angeles / Fonda Theatre SOLD OUT

05 NOV 2021 / USA / Los Angeles / Fonda Theatre SOLD OUT

06 NOV 2021 / San Francisco / The Warfield SOLD OUT

08 NOV 2021 / Portland / Crystal Ballroom SOLD OUT

09 NOV 2021 / USA / Seattle / Showbox SOLD OUT

10 NOV 2021 / USA / Seattle / Showbox SoDo SOLD OUT

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

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

03 MAR 2022 / IT / Milan / Fabrique

06 MAR 2022 / FR / Toulouse / Le Bikini

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

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