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
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…
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…
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 FUTURE – A solid gold punk classic…