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Heavy Lungs’ George Garratt stars in IDLES’ new black-and-white video for ‘When The Lights Come On’

Bristol punks IDLES have shared a video for their CRAWLER track, “When The Lights Come On.”

The video stars fellow Bristol musician, Heavy Lungs’ George Garratt. The “When The Lights Come On” clip was directed and edited by IDLES guitarist Lee Kiernan and written by frontman Joe Talbot. It’s a pretty unsettling clip, packed with ominous black-and-white shots.

In the video, Garratt rides a bicycle at night, donning spiky body armour and sunglasses. The footage comes interspersed with shots of Garratt dancing topless in the street and even falling in slow motion.

Watch the video for “When The Lights Come On” below.

“When the lights come on. Our third offering from CRAWLER,” Talbot says. “A poem of light and sound exploring the cold light of day. Thank you x”

IDLES’ 14-track album, CRAWLER, serves as the follow-up to 2020’s Ultra Mono. Where on previous albums Talbot was vulnerable in his societal reflections, this one sees him looking inwardly. Across the tracks, frontman Joe Talbot shares vulnerable stories about his struggles with addiction.

IDLES are known for their brash, gritty sound, but on this album, the tracks are more accessible. Casual listeners can dive right into CRAWLER, but the band still maintains their core sound. In addition to “When The Lights Come On,” the album features previously released singles “Beachland Ballroom” and “Car Crash.”

Revisit the CRAWLER tracklist below.

CRAWLER Tracklist:

01 – “MTT 420 RR”
02 – “The Wheel”
03 – “When the Lights Come On”
04 – “Car Crash”
05 – “The New Sensation”
06 – “Stockholm Syndrome”
07 – “The Beachland ballroom”
08 – “Crawl!”
09 – “Meds”
10 – “Kelechi”
11 – “Progress”
12 – “Wizz”
13 – “King Snake”
14 – “The End”

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