IDLES – ” Crawler “

Posted: September 29, 2021 in MUSIC

IDLES have announced their new album, “Crawler“, which will be out November 12th via Partisan Records. The band made the record at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Bath, England, during the pandemic, and it was coproduced by Kenny Beats (Vince Staples, Freddie Gibbs) and IDLES guitarist Mark Bowen.

The first single from the album is “The Beachland Ballroom,” a soulful number featuring a powerhouse vocal from Joe Talbot. “It’s the most important song on the album, really,” says Joe. “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.”

You can watch the video for “The Beachland Ballroom,” which was directed by Loose and stays tight on Joe’s face for four minutes.

You can pre-order “Crawler”  in two different editions: a Deluxe Edition that comes as a half-speed mastered, 45RPM double LP pressed on black vinyl, with a gatefold sleeve, and single LP edition on unique coloured eco-mix vinyl. You can also pick up pick up Joy As an Act of Resistance, as well as the DC Dark Nights soundtrack that features IDLES and more.

Arriving just over a year after they reached the summit of the UK Albums Chart in 2020 with ‘Ultra Mono’, modern punk icons Idles present their fourth studio album ‘Crawler’. With guitarist Mark Bowen behind the production desk alongside Freddie Gibbs and Vince Staples producer Kenny Beats, this hard-hitting collection is thematically bound up with the mental and physical travails of the pandemic.

“The Beachland Ballroom” from our new album “Crawler” out 12th November 2021 on Partisan Records.

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