Idlewild are a Scottish indie rock band from Edinburgh, formed in 1995. The
band's line-up consists of Roddy Woomble (lead vocals), Rod Jones (guitar,
backing vocals), Colin Newton (drums), Andrew Mitchell (bass) and Luciano
Rossi (keyboards). To date, Idlewild have released six full-length studio
albums, with their latest, Post Electric Blues, self-released to ... read more

Outkast - Andre 3000: 'outkast Could Be Over'

Funk and hip-hop duo Outkast appear to have disbanded - frontman Andre 3000 has revealed he has no plans to make any more music with bandmate Big Boi The hitmakers havent...
Posted 24 February 2012 9.56pm — Comment on this

The Birthday Suit - The Eleventh Hour

Now that frontman Roddy Woomble is off being a full-time folk singer and hillwalking enthusiast, the burden seems to fall on Rod Jones and The Birthday Suit to provide th...
Posted 9 December 2011 9.07am — Comment on this

They Might Be Giants: Album Raises New and Troubling Questions

photo: Shervin LainezWhen Brooklyn band They Might Be Giants recorded their Join Us album, quite a few tracks got shelved. They have been recording new stuff also, and ...
Posted 3 November 2011 3.04pm — Comment on this

The Undivided - New Single - Wasted Time

The Undivided are a Alternative Indie band from South Wales. Their music has roots in Idlewild, Placebo and Feeder just to name a few. They have been constantly for the l...
Posted 24 July 2011 7.26pm — Comment on this

Roddy Woomble

Enjoyable, if patchy, indie-folk from Idlewild frontman.
Posted 26 March 2011 9.00am — Comment on this

From Idlewild to a wild island: Roddy Woomble on Mull

From city life as singer in a frantic rock band to family man on a remote Scottish island, Roddy Woomble's move to Mull has left him a changed manRoddy Woomble has never ...
Posted 17 February 2011 10.29pm — Comment on this


Today's guest posting is from a new Sunday Correspondent....but someone who has posted before.Readers from way back will hopefully recall that all of May 2009 and part o...
Posted 30 January 2011 6.00am — Comment on this

Gig review: Idlewild

Posted 18 December 2010 12.00am — Comment on this

Idlewild November US Dates, Hiatus

Idlewild will pop over to The States in November in continued support of 2009's Post Electric Blues. However, this may be your last chance to catch the band live, as they...
Posted 4 August 2010 3.14pm — Comment on this

Idlewild star Rod Jones swaps life on road for mentoring role

HE is more used to playing to huge crowds at sell-out gigs and festivals across the globe.
Posted 4 August 2010 11.58am — Comment on this

We will be back, insist Idlewild

Idlewild's Rod Jones has reassured fans the group will be back touring and recording together after their hiatus.
Posted 28 July 2010 2.50pm — Comment on this

Idlewild announce US tour details

Scottish group will hit the road on November 16
Posted 23 July 2010 12.58am — Comment on this

Bonkers beats and Sir Lucious rhymes! Big Boi steps out from OutKast

Rapper's alter-ego Sir Lucious Left Foot is Big Boi but mature 'like a fine wine', and a nod to his late fatherIf there were a general consensus that Big Boi was the McCa...
Posted 10 July 2010 12.08am — Comment on this

Janelle Monáe

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, LondonNot many R&B gigs are heralded by an emcee in shirt, tie and top hat purring the promise of "an interactive emotion picture" like a huc...
Posted 4 July 2010 12.05am — Comment on this

This week's festival news

Scouting For Girls, Idlewild, Doves and Frightened Rabbit are among the myriad musical flavours at Ben & Jerry's Sundae On The Common (24 & 25 Jul) on London's Clapham Co...
Posted 3 July 2010 12.06am — Comment on this

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