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IDLES announce new album ‘TANGK’ featuring LCD Soundsystem

James Murphy and Nancy Whang sing backup vocals on first single 'Dancer', which is out now.

IDLES (Picture: Tom Ham)

IDLES have announced details of their fifth album, TANGK, and shared its LCD Soundsystem-featuring lead single ‘Dancer’.

The album will follow 2021’s Crawler and be released on February 16, 2024 via Partisan Records. It is produced by Nigel Godrich and Kenny Beats alongside IDLES guitarist Mark Bowen.

Discussing the new album, vocalist Joe Talbot said: “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.”

Of ‘Dancer’, he added: “’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.”

The band debuted ‘Dancer’ and fellow new track ‘Gratitude’ at a surprise show at London’s Village Underground last night, where they performed as TANGK.

Alongside the two new tracks, the band also performed hits from their back catalogue including ‘Mother’, ‘Danny Nedelko’ and ‘Rottweiler’.

Watch the video for ‘Dancer’ below and pre-order TANGK here.

The news of the new album comes after IDLES announced details of their first live shows of 2024 last month, planning a 2024 European headline tour.

The band will kick off the new tour on February 29 in Porto, going on to play gigs across the continent throughout March. The tour will end on March 23 in Frankfurt.

“We are coming to Europe, a place that brought us up with beauty and vigour. We promise to return the favour, show after show after show,” they said when announcing the tour.

See the dates below.

29 – Porto, Super Bock Arena

MARCH 2024
1 – Madrid, Wizink Center
2 – Barcelona, Sant Jordi Club
5 – Milan, Alcatraz
7 – Paris, Zénith Paris La Villette
8 – Amsterdam, AFAS Live
9 – Antwerp, Lotto Arena
11 – Prague, Sasazu
12 – Esch-sur-alzette, Rockhal
14 – Zurich, Halle 622
15 – Berlin, Max-schmeling-halle
16 – Hamburg, Sporthalle
18 – Stockholm, Annexet
19 – Copenhagen, K.b. Hallen
21 – Cologne, Palladium
22 – Munich, Zenith
23 – Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle