IDLES announce new album, ‘CRAWLER’

The group’s fourth album will be released in November.

IDLES have announced details of a new album.

‘CRAWLER’, the group’s fourth full-length and follow-up to last year’s Number One, ‘Ultra Mono’, will be released on 12th November.

The band have also shared lead track, ‘The Beachland Ballroom’, about which frontman Joe Talbot says: “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.”

Guitarist Mark Bowen adds: “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.”

The track listing for ‘CRAWLER’ is:

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’

IDLES’ predictably mammoth tour schedule includes dates in the UK and Ireland in early 2022.

16 London Brixton Academy
17 London Brixton Academy
18 London Brixton Academy
19 London Brixton Academy
21 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
22 Birmingham O2 Academy
24 Dublin Vicar Street
25 Dublin Vicar Street
26 Dublin Vicar Street
28 Manchester Victoria Warehouse
29 Manchester Victoria Warehouse
30 Manchester Victoria Warehouse

1 Sheffield O2 Academy
2 Newcastle O2 City Hall
3 Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
4 Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
5 Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom

Limited tickets are still available.

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