Roddy Woomble – ‘Lo! Soul’ album review


Roddy Woomble’s fifth solo album ‘Lo! Soul’ finds Idlewild’s frontman in contemplative and gently experimental mode – exploring different sounds to the acoustic folk he’s delved into previously. The new record was recorded remotely between Roddy’s home in the Hebride and producer/collaborator (and Idlewild bandmate) Andrew Mitchell’s studio in Dundee over the course of last…

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


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…

Albums we’re looking forward to in early 2015


As we embark on another 12 months of hopefully great music, we thought we’d have a quick look at some of the already-announced albums we’re looking forward to listening to in the early part of 2015. Obviously there will be some other debuts and records that come out of nowhere (will we finally get the…