RELATED MUSIC LISTS
 101 under 101
 My Top 100 Albums of All Time
 Beginners Guide To Scotland's Music
 An indie rock portrait of Britain
 Favourite's from 2015
 101 under 101
 Premiership Predictions 2k15/2k16
 My Top 100 Albums of All Time
 Top 70 Albums Of 2002
 Top 70 Albums Of 2000
 100 Favorite Songs
 Perfect Songs For A Morose Monday
 My Current 100+ Album Library. Recs
 Most Played Artists Of The Last 12
 Ballon D'or
 Favourite Albums Of The Decade
 Summer List
 Beginners Guide To Scotland's Music
 Break Time
 15000 Last.fm Plays. Artist/album
» More Lists (44)

» Edit Band Information
» Edit Albums

» Add a Review
» Add an Album
» Add News

Idlewild

    Idlewild are a Scottish indie rock band that formed in Edinburgh in 1995. The band's line-up consists of Roddy Woomble (lead vocals), Rod Jones (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Newton (drums), Andrew Mitchell (bass) and Luciano Rossi (keyboards). To date, Idlewild have released seven full-length studio albums, with their latest, Everything Ever Written, released in February 2015.

    Initially, Idlewild's sound was faster and more dissonant than many of their 1990s indie rock contemporaries. However, it developed over time from an edgy and angular sound (as heard in their early ma ...read more

    Idlewild are a Scottish indie rock band that formed in Edinburgh in 1995. The band's line-up consists of Roddy Woomble (lead vocals), Rod Jones (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Newton (drums), Andrew Mitchell (bass) and Luciano Rossi (keyboards). To date, Idlewild have released seven full-length studio albums, with their latest, Everything Ever Written, released in February 2015.

    Initially, Idlewild's sound was faster and more dissonant than many of their 1990s indie rock contemporaries. However, it developed over time from an edgy and angular sound (as heard in their early material—once described by the NME as "the sound of a flight of stairs falling down a flight of stairs") to a sweeping, melodic rock sound as displayed on The Remote Part and Warnings/Promises. While Idlewild's sound cannot be easily placed into a specific genre, they have clearly been influenced by the likes of: Gang of Four, Pavement, R.E.M., Blur and Fugazi.

    In 2010, the band entered an indefinite hiatus, but reunited in late 2013 to begin work on a new studio album. « hide

    Similar Bands: Snow Patrol, Ash, Ocean Colour Scene, Biffy Clyro, Roddy Woomble

    LPs
    Everything Ever Written
    2015

    3
    12 Votes
    Post Electric Blues
    2009

    3.4
    23 Votes
    Make Another World
    2007

    3.3
    40 Votes
    Warnings/Promises
    2005

    3.7
    61 Votes
    The Remote Part
    2002

    4.1
    103 Votes
    100 Broken Windows
    2000

    4.1
    86 Votes
    Hope Is Important
    1998

    3.7
    34 Votes
    EPs
    Captain
    1997

    3.5
    16 Votes
    Compilations
    A Distant History: Rarities 1997 - 2007
    2007

    4
    3 Votes
    Scottish Fiction: Best of 1997–2007
    2007

    4.5
    3 Votes

    Contributors: TheStig23, Tim00w, bodiesinflight57, morrissey, c mc b, theredwonder, VheissuCrisis, Tim00w,

    FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

    Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


    Site Copyright 2005-2016 Sputnikmusic.com
    All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy