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Idlewild return with tour and download offer


Story by Jack Foley

IDLEWILD return after an absence of almost two years with a sold out UK club tour during which they will preview material from their new album Make Another World set for release in February 2007.

To coincide with these shows, the band will also release a very limited one-sided 7”-only single (750 copies) and download featuring new album track If It Takes You Home.

Fans will be able to download the track free for the duration of the tour from the band’s website

This will be followed in the New Year with a chart eligible release.

Make Another World (which the band resisted naming Outkast in a tit for tat move) is the sound of a band at their peak.

The album features 10 tracks of classic Scottish guitar pop which sees the band taking the best bits of their history and creating a stunningly original album, which showcases their unique sound, topped by Roddy Woomble’s inimitable vocals.

It is said to mark a return to the band’s rock(ish) roots, while retaining their fiercely melodic side and talent for supremely catchy hooks.

Idlewild last toured the UK in 2005 to coincide with the release of Warnings/Promises after which vocalist Roddy Woomble took a break to record his solo album My Secret Is My Silence.

After touring for this, the band got back together – with the addition of new bassist Gareth Russell – and recorded the new album in Edinburgh with long time collaborator producer Dave Eringa in the late summer of 2006.

The forthcoming club dates are…

28 – Dundee, Fat Sams
29 – Sheffield, The Plug
30 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

1 – Bristol, Fleece
2 – Manchester, Uni – Academy 3 *4 – London, Scala sold out