Idles premiere official video for Stockholm Syndrome

Idles live in Manchester, January 2022 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Idles live in Manchester, January 2022 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

It’s taken from Idles’ 2021 album Crawler.

Idles have premiered the official video for their latest single Stockholm Syndrome.

The promo was directed by Charlotte Gosch and the band’s guitarist Lee Kiernan, who both said:

“The process of making the video was very fulfilling for the both of us as we were able to physically create what we were imagining. Both the masks and shapes were handmade and painted by ourselves and friends. ”

“Working with our DOP Rob French we were also able to realise the long shots of each verse and the opening scene of the dancers. We both love the exhaustive and immediate feeling that a long shot can convey, like in Gus Van Sant’s Gerry, which we referenced quite literally.”

“The initial idea of the video was to try and visualise the monotony hell of having to work to survive and how the ‘machine’ eventually engulfs you and strips you of your freedoms.”

“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.”

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