IDLES

IDLES share new video for "When The Lights Come On" written and directed by the band's Joe Talabot & Lee Kiernan taken from their acclaimed fourth album 'CRAWLER'.

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"


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.

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.

Photo by: Tom Ham


Tour Dates

16 JAN 2022 / UK / London / O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT

17 JAN 2022 / UK / London / O2 Academy BrixtonSOLD OUT

18 JAN 2022 / UK / London / O2 Academy BrixtonSOLD OUT

19 JAN 2022 / UK / London / O2 Academy BrixtonSOLD OUT

21 JAN 2022 / UK / Cardiff / Motorpoint ArenaSOLD OUT

22 JAN 2022 / UK / Birmingham / O2 Academy SOLD OUT

24 JAN 2022 / IE / Dublin / Vicar StreetSOLD OUT

25 JAN 2022 / IE / Dublin / Vicar StreetSOLD OUT

26 JAN 2022 / IE / Dublin / Vicar StreetSOLD OUT

28 JAN 2022 / UK / Manchester / O2 Victoria WarehouseSOLD OUT

29 JAN 2022 / UK / Manchester / O2 Victoria WarehouseSOLD OUT

30 JAN 2022 / UK / Manchester / O2 Victoria WarehouseSOLD OUT


01 FEB 2022 / UK / Sheffield / O2 AcademySOLD 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 BallroomSOLD OUT

18 FEB 2022 / DE / Hamburg / DocksSOLD OUT

19 FEB 2022 / NE / Amsterdam / MelkwegSOLD OUT

20 FEB 2022 / NE / Amsterdam / MelkwegSOLD OUT

22 FEB 2022 / DE / Berlin / ColumbiahalleSOLD OUT

23 FEB 2022 / DE / Cologne / E-WorkSOLD OUT

24 FEB 2022 / DE / Munich / MuffathalleSOLD OUT

26 FEB 2022 / BE / Brussels / Ancienne BelgiqueSOLD OUT

28 FEB 2022 / FR / Paris / Elysee MontmartreSOLD 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 BikiniSOLD 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