IDLES Break the Monotony in ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ Video

Over the weekend, IDLES played on one of the main stages at Lollapalooza, playing a typically roaring set. Today, the British post-punk band shared a new video for “Stockholm Syndrome.”It features homemade masks, dancers and references to Gus Van Sant’s polarizing 2003 film Gerry.

“Stockholm Syndrome” starts with a reverb-heavy, driving bass line before descending into hardcore, surf-rock-style madness. Over the propulsive instrumentals, lead singer Joe Talbot roars deeply abstract lyrics about power and morality.

The video for “Stockholm Syndrome” matches the ambiguity of the meaning behind these lyrics.

“The initial idea of the video was to try and visualise the monotony hell of having

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