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There are four artists by the name of Idlewild.
1.) A rock band from Scotland
2.) An Americana group from the United States
3.) A band called Idlewilde that has been playing in Connecticut since 1981. (
4.) A musical group performing mainly Celtic music from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, and the Isle of Man.

1.) Idlewild is a rock band which formed in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1995. The band currently comprises of Roddy Woomble (lead vocals), Rod Jones (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Newton (drums), Allan Stewart (guitar) and Gareth Russell (bass). The band has released six albums: “Hope is Important” (1998), “100 Broken Windows” (2000), “The Remote Part” (2002), “Warnings/Promises” (2005), “Make Another World” (2007) and “Post Electric Blues” (2009).

Initially, Idlewild’s sound was faster and more dissonant than many of their 1990s indie rock contemporaries. However, it developed over time from an edgy and angular sound (as heard in their early material—once described by the NME as “the sound of a flight of stairs falling down a flight of stairs”) to a sweeping, melodic rock sound as displayed on The Remote Part and Warnings/Promises. While Idlewild’s sound cannot be easily placed into a specific genre, they have clearly been influenced by the likes of: Gang of Four, Pavement, R.E.M., Blur and Fugazi.


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  • Garcian

    first two albums are easily the best

    6 Sep 4:20pm Reply
  • just_a_dream

    american english in MK

    29 Aug 4:23pm Reply
  • noense

    Серьезно. Никакие.

    13 Jul 8:17pm Reply
  • Medved_Sgorel

    Потратил время на эту пустую и неинтересную чушь

    1 Jul 5:56pm Reply
  • milenageiger

    Idlewild <33

    16 Apr 3:00pm Reply
  • weentroll

    The Band is in recording new material just now.

    15 Feb 9:43am Reply
  • WS9167

    They got kind of mediocre after the first two albums imo.

    2 Feb 6:35pm Reply
  • borgy

    One of the most underrated bands of modern times.

    1 Feb 10:31pm Reply
  • luckystoned

    great band :)

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • miotailtmilidh

    The raw stuff was the best thing about Idlewild, Hope is Important & 100 Broken Windows were cracking albums. [2] I agree with this. I remember when I started listening to Idlewild and people turned their noses up only for the same people to become fans a few albums later. Met the lads in Edinburgh in the early days in the place both our bands practised and got a bit starstruck lol!

    24 Sep 2013 Reply
  • totekotze666

    best song: "these are just years" only on 133, WTF!! most of their b-sides are really better than the album tracks.

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Nnandosiol

    Good band

    18 Jul 2013 Reply
  • spunge666

    The raw stuff was the best thing about Idlewild, Hope is Important & 100 Broken Windows were cracking albums.

    2 Jul 2013 Reply
  • -Trail-

    Much better than Oasis.

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Angerwave

    One of the best British bands ever! [2]

    15 Jan 2013 Reply
  • vasstyholland

    Idlewild > Oasis

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • synthstatic

    "better than oasis" lol

    9 Jan 2013 Reply
  • brownieboy

    "The Remote Part" was their mainstream breakthrough with successful top. 40 singles, must've been 4 or 5 hits off that. Wouldn't know anything about them now though

    19 Sep 2012 Reply
  • LiquidSheep

    Just looking at their later work (The Remote Part, Warnings/Promises, Post-Electric Blues) they are one of my favourite bands. The only thing that puts me off is their early, raw work, which I'm not a big fan of.

    29 Jul 2012 Reply
  • El_Hound

    Still my joint favourite band, criminally overlooked.

    18 Jul 2012 Reply
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