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Idlewild took their name from the book called Anne Of Green Gables. The history of the band dates back to 1995 when members of the band met in a party. Upon discovering their passions for bands like Sonic Youth, Black Flag and classic Dischord punk, the lads decided to form a band called Idlewild.
The original line-up for Idlewild comprised of originally comprising singer Roddy Woomble, guitarist Rod Jones, bassist Phil Scanlon and drummer Colin Newton. Since the bands inception, the members threw themselves in writing songs and playing gigs around Edinburgh and Glasgow.
In the beginning, the Scottish rock band Idlewilds sound followed the conventions of 1990s British indie-punk guitar music. Unlike many of their contemporaries, however, the band matured over time, from an edgy and angular sound to a sweeping, melodic rock sound.
The group played its first gig in early 96. The inventive use of student loans led to a 7 single entitled Queen of the Troubled Teens in March 97.
The single turned out to be successful with radio play not only locally but also on Steve Lamacqs Radio 1 Evening Session. The year 97 also saw Idlewild reaching the finals of the annual In The City unsigned band competition.
Shortly afterwards, the band came to the attention of Simon Williams who released their single on his Fierce Panda label. The lads accepted Simons offer to issue their singles on his label. Fierce Panda being a hugely influential label who in the past had been responsible for early singles from such acts as Mansun,Placebo,Embrace and The Bluetones.
With their continuous struggle, the band went into the studio with Paul Tipler. They recorded both the Fierce Panda single Chandelier/I Want To Be A Writer and a mini album Captain for Deceptive Records.
The mini album received good reviews from the music press. In the last quarter of the same year, Idlewild signed to Food Records. They appeared at the NME Brat Awards and embarked on their first UK tour. By the time, their live show gained legendary status.
The lads released a magazine single Satan Polaroid, adrenaline-fuelled live favorite featuring hypnotic verses, unsettling barks and a storming chorus. The bands schedule for 98 consisted of one big list of tour dates. In April 98, their first single for Food Records, A Film For The Future, was issued. Melody Maker hails the track as The best livid rock single.
The band came up with their debut album entitled Hope is Important in October, 1998. The album featured 12 songs of exhilarating punk punctuated by unexpectedly delicate tunes. According to Roddy, it was a noisy, melancholy pop record.
After extensive touring, Idlewild eventually returned to Edinburgh in 1999. They began writing new songs, and contacted engineer Bob Weston who recorded six songs with them in London. During the summer, the band was invited to play at the opening of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.
Idlewild released their second album, 100 Browken Windows. The album spawned a song Little Discourage in September that earned the band a larger fan-base and much more radio play.
The album plowed a path into the depths of their audiences hearts.Whilst retaining the invigorating energy and fierceness of old, the lads second album was a progression with a greater emphasis on harmony and lyrics. 100 Broken Windows followed the constructionist view of punk, and entered the UK chart at number 15 in the first week of the release.
Along with this success have come Idlewilds first 2 appearances on the BBCs long-running chart show Top of the Pops along with a Channel 4 special. Idlewild would remain in Scotland for a while, letting the surrounding environment influence their songwriting and letting the songs represent the band as they were.
They continued to record for their forthcoming album, The Remote Part which went gold in the UK music charts. Year after year, the band continued releasing records, hitting music charts and gaining momentum in terms of popularity and fame.
The Scottish Idlewild issued their notable full-length album called Make Another World in 2007 through Sequel Records. Summing up of the past 12 years, the album Make Another World was a strong, loud, rock record.
The album reached # 24 on the UK album charts and was described as the sound of a band re-energised! Idlewilds fiery live performances, incessant touring and a commitment to songwriting have earned them a zealous fan following as well as critical acclaim.
Their powerful music with thundering rhythms and howling guitars make the audiences fall in love with their music all over again!