Album artwork for Crawler by IDLES
Album artwork for Crawler by IDLES
Album artwork for Crawler by IDLES
Album artwork for Crawler by IDLES

Idles return with their new album Crawler – an album of reflection and healing amid a worldwide pandemic that stretched the planet’s collective mental and physical health to the breaking point.

Frontman Joe Talbot says, “We want people who’ve gone through trauma, heartbreak, and loss to feel like they’re not alone, and also how it is possible to reclaim joy from those experiences.” Idles albums have always been anchored by these overarching themes, but the ability of the band to juxtapose beauty and rage with humor and drama has never felt more satisfying than on Crawler.

These stories are vividly brought to life through Idles’ most soul-stirring music to date, recorded with co-producers Kenny Beats (Vince Staples, Freddie Gibbs) and Idles guitarist Mark Bowen. There are, of course, numerous moments that will inspire absolute mayhem in a packed concert venue, but there are also fresh textures and experiments that push Idles into thrilling new territory. “I don't really see us as a ‘rock band’ and working with Kenny [Beats] freed us of the idea of genre,” Talbot enthuses. “On this album, our dissolution of ego was helped by Kenny’s humble nature and willingness to learn. He has boundless passion for making the best song possible. Not the best ‘rock’ song — the best song possible.” He continues, “It was writing selfishly that helped make it possible. Reflecting. Telling my own story. Not trying to tell everyone else's story. Not trying to fix the world — just talking about how I am fixing mine.”

IDLES

Crawler

Partisan Records
Album artwork for Crawler by IDLES
LP+

£21.99

Limited eco-mix vinyl using leftover wax. Each record is individual. With printed inner.

Eco-Mix

Released 12/11/2021Catalogue Number

PTKF3014-3

Album artwork for Crawler by IDLES
LP

£15.99

With Printed Inner Sleeve.

Black
Released 21/01/2022Catalogue Number

PTKF3014-1

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Crawler by IDLES
LP+

£22.99

LP++ - With Printed Inners.

Translucent Blue

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 3000 copies
Released 12/11/2021Catalogue Number

PTKF3014-9

Album artwork for Crawler by IDLES
LPx2

£27.99

Half Speed 45RPM Double 180 Gram Vinyl housed in Gatefold Sleeve and Printed Inners.

Black
Released 12/11/2021Catalogue Number

PTKF3014-8

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Album artwork for Crawler by IDLES
CD

£11.99

Digipack.

Released 12/11/2021Catalogue Number

PTKF3014-2

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IDLES

Crawler

Partisan Records
Album artwork for Crawler by IDLES
LP+

£21.99

Limited eco-mix vinyl using leftover wax. Each record is individual. With printed inner.

Eco-Mix

Released 12/11/2021Catalogue Number

PTKF3014-3

Album artwork for Crawler by IDLES
LP

£15.99

With Printed Inner Sleeve.

Black
Released 21/01/2022Catalogue Number

PTKF3014-1

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Crawler by IDLES
LP+

£22.99

LP++ - With Printed Inners.

Translucent Blue

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 3000 copies
Released 12/11/2021Catalogue Number

PTKF3014-9

Album artwork for Crawler by IDLES
LPx2

£27.99

Half Speed 45RPM Double 180 Gram Vinyl housed in Gatefold Sleeve and Printed Inners.

Black
Released 12/11/2021Catalogue Number

PTKF3014-8

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Crawler by IDLES
CD

£11.99

Digipack.

Released 12/11/2021Catalogue Number

PTKF3014-2

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Idles return with their new album Crawler – an album of reflection and healing amid a worldwide pandemic that stretched the planet’s collective mental and physical health to the breaking point.

Frontman Joe Talbot says, “We want people who’ve gone through trauma, heartbreak, and loss to feel like they’re not alone, and also how it is possible to reclaim joy from those experiences.” Idles albums have always been anchored by these overarching themes, but the ability of the band to juxtapose beauty and rage with humor and drama has never felt more satisfying than on Crawler.

These stories are vividly brought to life through Idles’ most soul-stirring music to date, recorded with co-producers Kenny Beats (Vince Staples, Freddie Gibbs) and Idles guitarist Mark Bowen. There are, of course, numerous moments that will inspire absolute mayhem in a packed concert venue, but there are also fresh textures and experiments that push Idles into thrilling new territory. “I don't really see us as a ‘rock band’ and working with Kenny [Beats] freed us of the idea of genre,” Talbot enthuses. “On this album, our dissolution of ego was helped by Kenny’s humble nature and willingness to learn. He has boundless passion for making the best song possible. Not the best ‘rock’ song — the best song possible.” He continues, “It was writing selfishly that helped make it possible. Reflecting. Telling my own story. Not trying to tell everyone else's story. Not trying to fix the world — just talking about how I am fixing mine.”