After their current critically adored album ‘TANGK’ became their second to go straight to #1 on the UK Official Albums Chart, IDLES now share its latest single ‘POP POP POP’.  It emerges as the band prepare for the first of two legs of North American shows during their extensive 2024 world tour.


Widely acclaimed as one of the highlights of ‘TANGK’, ‘POP POP POP’ is arguably the moment that deviates furthest from what you’d expect from IDLES. The sonic ambience is darker, a grittier hip-hop-tinged groove which lurches with grim menace. Yet the immediacy of its beat and Joe Talbot’s conversely upbeat lyricism with the terms “freudenfreude” and “joy on joy” balancing the sinister with the sweet.

Joe Talbot commented, “It’s a song about the beauty of having a kid and understanding how lucky you are to have a kid. And there’s a sense of a cycle when you have a child, when you’ve lost a parent and a child. I have a very huge sense of gratitude and weight behind being a parent because of what I’ve lost. I’m not saying I’m a better parent, or more connected because of that. But for me, I’m more connected than I would have been, I think, because of what I’ve lost. I’ve learned a sense of just joy from seeing her joy. And I think that’s amazing. And powerful. And I’m very grateful.”

Already deep into their 2024 tour, IDLES return to the road next month with a major North American tour before they headline Glastonbury’s Other Stage in June. Their autumn UK and Ireland tour is mostly sold-out months in advance and has been boosted with confirmation of special guests across various shows in the shape of Angelica Garcia, Battles, Chalk, Genesis Owusu, Lambrini Girls, Sprints and Willie J Healey. Their upcoming shows are listed below, please see HERE for ticket details. The band have also announced shows in New Zealand, Australia and Japan early in 2025.


23rd – Padova, Sherwood Festival

26th – 30th – Glastonbury


12th – Cardiff, Castle

13th – Halifax, The Piece Hall (SOLD OUT)

20th – Margate, Margate Summer Series

21st – Cornwall, The Wyldes


16th – Belfast, The Telegraph Building

17th – Belfast, The Telegraph Building (SOLD OUT)

23rd – Glasgow, OVO Hydro

24th – Newcastle, O2 City Hall (SOLD OUT)

25th – Nottingham, Rock City (SOLD OUT)

26th – Nottingham, Rock City (SOLD OUT)

29th – London, Alexandra Palace (SOLD OUT)

30th – London, Alexandra Palace


1st – Brighton, The Brighton Centre

3rd – Birmingham, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)

4th – Birmingham, O3 Academy

6th – Manchester, O2 Apollo (SOLD OUT)

7th – Manchester, O2 Apollo (SOLD OUT)

8th – Manchester, O2 Apollo