Scottish Indie Rockers IDLEWILD Released Magnific Album ‘THE REMOTE PART’ 20 Years Ago Today

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




Stream full album on Spotify

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Scottish Rockers IDLEWILD Present Another Cut From New LP – Here’s The Vibrant ‘SAME THINGS TWICE’…

Brand new sonic impulses

22 March 2019

Scottish indie rockers IDLEWILD have been around for quite some time now.
They will release their eight album, entitled INTERVIEW MUSIC next April.
After launching melodic pop rainbow single ‘Dream Variations’ last month
the band now present new cut SAME THINGS TWICE. A booming corker with
a banging chorus. It’s hooky, edgy and flashy. Catch the robust dynamic here…

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Indie Rockers IDLEWILD Return With Eight Album – Here’s First Single ‘DREAM VARIATIONS’…

Brand new sonic impulses

Scottish indie rockers IDLEWILD have been around for quite some time now. They’ will launch their new, eight, album INTERVIEW MUSIC on 5th April. Frontman Roddy Woomble says: “A lot of the songs are about dreams and dreaming and the thoughts and ideas that come from this state,” said frontman Roddy Woomble of the inspiration ‘Interview Music’. “I live in the Scottish Highlands, and between there and California you’ve got two locations that can put you in a dream like state – driving down Sunset Boulevard as the sun sets or driving over the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula as the sun rises. The world seems unreal, magical. You’re dreaming through a landscape.”

Here’s first single DREAM VARIATIONS. A harmonious, melodic pop rainbow…

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Scottish Rockers IDLEWILD Looking At ‘A FILM FOR THE FUTURE’ Back In 1998

Clips that have a lasting impact on Turn Up The Volume’s eyes and ears…

‘A Film For The Future’ by IDLEWILD
Most furious outburst Nirvana never wrote…

This is a film about the future
It it the future of your life
You think it’s certain
But nothing is certain
No nothing is certain
But nothing is certain

IDLEWILD: Facebook – All Albums

From the band’s Hope Is Important debut album (1998)

IDLEWILD – Tempestuous Debut Longplayer ‘HOPE IS IMPORTANT’ Is 20 Today…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

19 October 2018

Band: IDLEWILD (Scotland)

Album: HOPE IS IMPORTANT – the band’s debut album

Released: 19 October 1998 – 20 years ago

TINY MIX TAPES wrote: “It’s one of those records that just grabs you, slowly becoming more and more infectious over time. The band wear their influences quite blatantly on their sleeves. The abstract lyrics and song titles combined with a distinct US garage rock sound at an R.E.M. influence, circa-Murmur. At times, however, Idlewild do manage to truly transcend their inspirations and create music which sounds truly original, specifically, the heart-warming strum-along of “I’m Happy To Be Here Tonight”, the ominous atmospherics of “Safe And Sound” and especially the devastating closer “Low Light”, which slowly builds up a feel of impending doom, eventually subsiding only for it to explode in an orgy of white noise which seems to go on for ages; pummeling the listener into a sweet submission.”
Full review here – Score 4.5/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: A tremendously boisterous debut album by a young explosive band who knew perfectly well how to turn punk injected eruptions into highly sticky bangers. From noisy havoc to big anthems and a couple of dreamy mid-tempo reflections in between. Top performance!

TOP TRACKS: A Film For The Future / When I Argue I See Shapes / I’m A Message

* A FILM FOR THE FUTUREA solid gold punk classic

* WHEN I ARGUE I SEE SHAPESGlowing belter…

*I’M A MESSAGEElectrical stroke

ALBUM in full…

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Stunning Singles Turning 20 In 2018 – Here Are TURN UP THE VOLUME’S 10 Picks…

Going back in sonic history…

1998 – Twenty Years Ago
10 Big Singles to Remember…

1/ ‘Celebrity Skin’ by HOLE
Courtney Love‘s best shot…
Album: ‘Celebrity Skin’

2/ ‘Pure Morning’ by PLACEBO
“A friend in need’s a friend indeed / A friend with weed is better…”
Album: ‘Without You I’m Nothing’

3/ ‘A Film For The Future’ by IDLEWILD
Steamy Scottish eruption…
Album: ‘Hope Is Important’

4/ ‘I Think I’m Paranoid’ by GARBAGE
Who is this band?…
Album: Version 2.0

5/ ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’
Anthemic splendour…
Album: ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’

6/ ‘Goddess On A Hiway’ by MERCURY REV
Epic magnificence…
Album: ‘Deserter’s Songs’

7/ ‘Teardrop’ by MASSIVE ATTACK
Elizabeth Fraser in another galaxy…
Album: ‘Mezzanine’

8/ ‘Battle Flag’ by LO-FIDELITY ALLSTARS
Big beats and a smoking swagger…
Album: ‘How To Operate With A Blown Mind’

9/ ‘Intergalactic’ by BEASTIE BOYS
Robotic hip hop craziness…
Album: ‘Hello Nasty’

10/ ‘The Rockafeller Skank’ by FATBOY SLIM
Dance floor classic…
Album: ‘You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby’