VIDEO NEWS: IDLES Release Video For New Single ‘Car Crash’
Photo Credit: Tom Ham
IDLES have released a video for their new single Car Crash, another glimpse into their forthcoming album Crawler.
“It’s the horrific, comedown hangover – waking up in the morning and realising the smashes, like, what the fuck am I doing with my life?” says frontman Joe Talbot.
“We wanted it to be as violent as possible to reflect that event. I really wanted it to be this sonic touchstone,” adds guitarist and co-producer Mark Bowen. “We recorded the drums beforehand and put them on a vinyl acetate. Whenever you replay an acetate, because it is kind of like a liquid, it degrades every time. It touches on things being transient and momentary — even a single drum hit. It’s like a memory, when the moment has passed and you deal with the repercussions over and over again, and they morph and change into something else. It’s one of the first times on an Idles song where we used proper effects on the vocals — it was Joe going through my pedal board, so you get both clarity and degradation.”
Crawler is due for release on 12th November 2021 via Partisan Records, available to pre-order HERE.
IDLES have also announced an album release show at London’s EartH on 18th November 2021, which has now sold out.
The band will be touring across the UK and Europe in support of Crawler in 2022.
Sun 16th – LONDON – O2 Academy Brixton – SOLD OUT
Mon 17th – LONDON – O2 Academy Brixton – SOLD OUT
Tue 18th – LONDON – O2 Academy Brixton – SOLD OUT
Wed 19th – LONDON – O2 Academy Brixton
Fri 21st – CARDIFF – Motorpoint Arena – SOLD OUT
Sat 22nd – BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
Mon 24th – DUBLIN – Vicar Street – SOLD OUT
Tue 25th – DUBLIN – Vicar Street – SOLD OUT
Wed 26th – DUBLIN – Vicar Street – SOLD OUT
Fri 28th – MANCHESTER – O2 Victoria Warehouse– SOLD OUT
Sat 29th – MANCHESTER – O2 Victoria Warehouse – SOLD OUT
Sun 30th – MANCHESTER – O2 Victoria Warehouse – SOLD OUT
Tue 1st – SHEFFIELD – O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
Wed 2nd – NEWCASTLE – O2 City Hall – SOLD OUT
Thu 3rd – GLASGOW – Barrowland Ballroom – SOLD OUT
Fri 4th – GLASGOW – Barrowland Ballroom – SOLD OUT
Sat 5th – GLASGOW – Barrowland Ballroom – SOLD OUT
Tue 1st – PARIS, FR – Elysee Montmartre – SOLD OUT
Wed 2nd – LYON, FR – Le Transbordeur – SOLD OUT
Thu 3rd – MILAN, IT – Fabrique
Sun 6th – TOULOUSE, FR – Le Bikini
Mon 7th – BILBAO, ES – Santana
Wed 9th – BARCELONA, ES – Razzmatazz
Thu 10th – MADRID, ES – La Riviera
Fri 11th – LISBON, PT – Coliseum
Sun 20th – BUENOS AIRES, AR – Lollapalooza
Fri 25th – BOGOTA, CO – Estéreo Picnic
Sun 27th – SAU PAULO, BR – Lollapalooza Brazil