Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble speaks about his band's forthcoming new album, which is being paid for by the sponsorship of their fans, and his recent collaboration with folk musicians, John McCusker and Kris Drever
Interview with Rod Jones (2005)
Idlewild have just released their fifth album, 'Warnings/Promises.' Ben Howarth speaks to lead guitarist and co-songwriter Rod Jones about the new record, touring and their hopes for the band’s future.
Electric Ballroom, London, 16/10/2009
Ben Howarth watches Scottish rockers Idlewild play a set of both their better known songs and rarities a sold out show at the Electric Ballroon in London
London Astoria, 20/4/2002
In the first of two Idlewild live reviews which we are running this month, Idlewild novice Julia Willis finds the band in rocking form at the London Astoria
Macadam Building,London University, 12/3/2002
In the second our two Idlewild live reviews this month, Anthony trutt watches the band struggle with a dodgy PA at London University
Idlewild played played their first British dates in nearly a year in late November and early December and have a new album out, Make Another World', in 2007. New Pennyblackmusic photographer Katie Anderson takes live photos of them at the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth.
Scottish Fiction (The Best of 1997-2007) (2007)
Engaging ten year anniversary compilation from still under-rated Scots rockers Idlewild which appears in a special edition with film of a live concert, bonus interviews, acoustic tracks and promo videos
No Emotion (2007)
Catchy second single for Idlewild from their forthcoming new album, 'Make Another World'
If It Takes You Home (2006)
Download and heavily limited one sided 7 inch vinyl only from Idlewild, their first on their new label Sanctuary
El Capitan (2005)
Charming latest single from Idlewild, who are rapidly becoming the Scottish answer to R.E.M.
Demanding, but intelligent and rewarding fifth album from Idlewild, back after a three year absence
As he prepares to release his fourth 'solo' album, 'The Deluder' Idlewild's Roddy Woomble explains that he really sees it as the work of a genuine band over a 'really creative couple of months' and tells us about the 'great team' he has formed.
Over the course of the last nine years, Fierce Panda has been responsible for introducing acts like Coldplay, Idlewild , Placebo and the Parkinsons to the world.Label boss Simon Williams talks to Olga Sladeckova about its extensive history
Scala, London, 17/10/2011
Ben Howarth finds Idlewild singer and now solo artist Roddy Woomble embracing the sounds of traditional British folk music and also paying tribute to his old group in a show at the Scala in London
Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll
Radiohead's Thom Yorke, the Manic Street Preachers' James Dean Bradfield and Idlewild Roddy Woomble have all recently released solo albums. Ben Howarth looks at them in the latest in his 'Condemned by Rock 'n' Roll' column