IDLES Announces New Album “TANGK”, Shares New Song “Dancer” featuring LCD Soundsystem
British rock band IDLES, consisting of Joe Talbot (lead vocals), Adam Devonshire (bass), Mark Bowen (lead guitar), Jon Beavis (drums) and Lee Kiernan (rhythm guitar), has announced their fifth studio album “TANGK” will be released on February 16, 2024 via Partisan Records.
It is their first album in three years since the 2021 album “Crawler”.
The album comprises 11-track, produced by Kenny Beats, Mark Bowen and Nigel Godrich.
The band frontman Joe Talbot said of the album, “TANGK. I needed love. So I made it. I gave love out to the world and it feels like magic. This is our album of gratitude and power. All love songs. All is love.”
From the album, the band released a new song “Dancer” on October 18, 2023.
This time, the band recruited American rock band LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Nancy Whang on the track.
The track was written by Joseph Talbot, Lee Kiernan, Mark Bowen, Adam Devonshire, and Jonathan Beavis.
The accompanying music video was directed by Jocelyn Anquetil.
Joe Talbot said of the song, “'Dancer' is the violence that comes from the pounding heart of the dancefloor and rushes through your body and gives you life from music, from love and from you.”
- “If you don’t ask, you don’t get,” Joe Talbot told NME about collaboration with James Murphy and Nancy Whang. “By that point we’d been touring with them for a few weeks and knew they were lovely human beings. They took time out of their day off and took us to their studio. They were really accommodating and lovely, so hard-working, patient and awesome. They’re sick.”
He continued to say about the song, “When I started this album, I said to Bowen: ‘I want to make people dance, I want people to feel the love that I need in my life, I want to make people move, I want our music to be infectious again – and I want it to be infectious in a way that makes people feel, not think. I want to feel part of something electric again,'. I wanted to elaborate and transgress from 2021’s Crawler, which was the start of something new for us. When something feels as electric as Crawler did, I just wanted to continue it and to evoke a sense of purpose with what we are as musicians.”
Photo by Tom Ham
- source : Apple Music