Idlewild share ‘Dream Variations’ and reveal ‘Interview Music’ album details

Idlewild 2019

Scottish rock royalty Idlewild have announced details of new album ‘Interview Music’ (out on 5 April via Empty Words) and unveiled its opener ‘Dream Variations’ as their new single.

The five-minute song opens with woozy guitar effects before the more traditional Idlewild riffs come in alongside perfectly pitched piano, gorgeous vocal harmonies and Roddy Woomble’s confessional lyrics: ‘I’m not scared of silent devotion, I came, I saw, I changed my point of view’ and talk of making the world a better place.

Roddy continues to offer astute observations (‘The old man follows the moon and the young man follows the sun. Deeper in the depths of living, it’s the words that burn’) before the music takes an off-kilter and psychedelic Beach Boys-meets-The Flaming Lips turn. It finishes with Roddy pondering: ‘Dreams, why do they have to be so cruel? Why do they have to be part of communication?’

Catch Idlewild live on the following dates:

19th April – Grand Central Hall – Liverpool
20th April – Anson Rooms – Bristol
22nd April – Phoenix – Exeter
23rd April – Engine Rooms – Southampton
25th April – Beckett Uni – Leeds
26th April – o2 Forum – London
28th April – o2 Institute – Birmingham
29th April – o2 Ritz – Manchester
30th April – Waterfront – Norwich
1st May – Junction – Cambridge
2nd May – Riverside – Newcastle
4th May – Barrowland Ballrom – Glasgow
5th May – Music Hall – Aberdeen


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