IDLES Announce New Album 'TANGK,' Share "Dancer" Featuring Members of LCD Soundsystem

James Murphy and Nancy Whang sing backing vocals

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Oct 18, 2023

IDLES are back! The British punks have announced their fifth studio album, led by the new single "Dancer."

Produced by Nigel Godrich (The Smile, Radiohead), Kenny Beats (Denzel Curry, Vince Staples) and the band's Mark Bowen, TANGK (pronounced "tank" but with "a whiff of the 'g,'" according to press notes) is due February 16 via Partisan Records. It follows 2021's Crawler and features backing vocals from LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Nancy Whang.

"TANGK. I needed love. So I made it. I gave love out to the world and it feels like magic," the band's Joe Talbot said in a release. "This is our album of gratitude and power. All love songs. All is love."

Of the pulsing, sweat-soaked lead single, 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."

Watch the "Dancer" video below, where you'll also find the album 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

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