14 July 2022
Who: Scottish indie unit
Active: 1995–2010,2013–present / 9th LPs
Anniversary album: THE REMOTE PART – 4th LP
Released: 15 July 2002 – 20 years ago today
A brand new reissue is now availble. Buy here.
NME said: “‘The Remote Part’ is a bold, bright, broken and bitter beast that sees the spanking new Top Ten-shagging Idlewild burst out of their student-sheep’s clothing and rip the throat out of Coldplay. It’s Indie’s Revenge, it’s every ounce of Idlewild‘s potential fulfilled at once and it’s quite good.” Score: 4.5/5.
TUTV: Their best work to my trained ears. Balanced between catchy dream-away
pop and amplified rock rippers. Top. And American English is a diamond of a single.
Singles/clips: American English / You Held The World In Your Hands / Live In A Hiding Place
– AMERICAN ENGLISH –
– YOU HELD THE WORLD IN YOUR HANDS –
– LIVE IN A HIDING PLACE –
Stream full album on Spotify
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