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IDLES get lost in ‘monotony hell’ in video for ‘Stockholm Syndrome’

IDLES have returned with a new video for “Stockholm Syndrome.”

The new clip for the CRAWLER track features a whole slew of references to Gus Van Sant’s 2003 film, Gerry. In “Stockholm Syndrome,” clips cycle through homemade masks, dancers, and pink sculptures. The video fits the track perfectly, as frontman Joe Talbot wails lines about power structures.

“The initial idea of the video was to try and visualize the monotony hell of having to work to survive and how the ‘machine’ eventually engulfs you and strips you of your freedoms,” director Charlotte Gosch and IDLES’ Lee Kiernan say. “But we wanted to achieve this in a metaphorical way that kept the meaning as open as possible. So it becomes rather a visual representation that can be read in many different ways.”

Watch the video for “Stockholm Syndrome” below.

IDLES are headed out on tour. Check out the dates below.

IDLES Tour Dates:

Cornwall, UK ( Boardmasters Festival) – Aug. 12
Portugal (Parades Des Coura, Portugal) – Aug. 17
London, UK (All Points East) – Aug. 19
Belgium, Brussels (Ancienne Belgique) – Aug. 24
France (Rock en Seine Festival) – Aug. 25
Pasadena, CA (This Ain’t No Picnic) – Aug. 27-28
Phoenix, AZ (The Van Buren) – Aug. 30
Dallas, TX (The Factory in Deep Ellum) – Sept 1
Kansas City, MO (The Truman) – Sept 2
Milwaukee, WI (Riverside Theater) – Sept 3
Detroit, MI (The Fillmore Detroit) – Sept 4
Toronto, ON (History) – Sept 7
Toronto, ON (History) – Sept 8

Cleveland, OH (Agora Theatre) – Sept 9
Newport, KY (PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION) – Sept 12
Pittsburgh, PA (Stage AE) – Sept 13
Washington, DC (The Anthem) – Sept 14
Brooklyn, NY (Kings Theatre) – Sept 15
Boston, MA (Roadrunner) – Sept 17
Christchurch, NZ (James Hay Theatre) – Oct 27
Wellington, NZ (Shed 6) – Oct 28
Auckland, NZ (Town Hall) – Oct 29
Melbourne, AUS (The Forum) – Oct 31
Melbourne, AUS (The Forum) – Nov 1
Sydney, AUS (The Enmore Theatre) – Nov 2
Sydney, AUS (The Enmore Theatre) – Nov 3
Adelaide, AUS (The Gov) – Nov 5
Brisbane, AUS (Fortitude Music Hall) – Nov 6
Perth, AUS (The Astor Theatre) – Nov 8

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