IDLES Announce New Album ‘TANGK’, Share “Dancer”

IDLES Announce New Album 'TANGK', Share "Dancer"

Bristol post-punk band IDLES have announced the release of their fifth studio album ‘TANGK‘ and have shared the video for its lead single “Dancer“.

According to the press, TANGK is a love album—open to anyone who requires something to shout out loud in order to fend off any encroaching sense of the void, now or forever. The record will be out on 16th February 2024 via Partisan Records. Pre-order your copy here.

TANGK is the band’s most ambitious and striking work yet. Where IDLES were once set on taking the world’s piss, squaring off with strong jaws against the perennially entitled, and exercising personal trauma in real time, they have arrived in this new act to offer the fruits of such perseverance: love, joy, and indeed gratitude for the mere opportunity of existence.

A radical sense of defiant empowerment radiates from TANGK, co-produced by Nigel Godrich, Kenny Beats, and IDLES guitarist Mark Bowen. Despite his reputation as an incendiary post-punk sparkplug, frontman Joe Talbot sings almost all the feelings inside these 10 songs with hard-earned soul, offering each lusty vow or solidarity plea as a bona fide pop song—that is, a thing for everyone to pass around and share, communal anthems intended for overcoming our grievance.

Check out “Dancer” below, followed by the album’s artwork and tracklist.

TANGK Tracklist:

  1. IDEA 01
  2. Gift Horse
  4. Roy
  5. A Gospel
  6. Dancer
  7. Grace
  8. Hall & Oates
  9. Jungle
  10. Gratitude
  11. Monolith

Photo credit: Tom Ham