Though their album was expected in the summer of this year, the release date for Idlewild's latest was pushed back, as release dates often are. The Scottish five-piece spent their summer in Los Angeles recording the as-yet-untitled album with producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, The Thrills). After a fall in New York City, Idlewild have completed the last finishing touches and are left with what's to become their fifth studio album.
Set for release around Spring 2005, the new record is the follow-up to 2002's 'In Remote Part'. After a series of acoustic shows in the United Kingdom, Idlewild is planning to head out on a full-fledged tour in support of their new record. The rockers will embark on the tour in March, and are set to hit both the UK and the US. At this point it's not known if Idlewild has any Canadian dates in their future, but it's highly likely.
'The Remote Part', Idlewild's latest and most successful record, has sold over 250,000 copies world wide. The record helped to heighten the band's popularity both at home in the UK, and in North America. Led by vocalist Roddy Woomble, the five-piece were able to play their biggest ever US shows on the strength of 'The Remote Part', and even snagged a spot as opening band for Pearl Jam for the 'Riot Act' tour.
Idlewild's debut album, however, came out way back in the beginning of 1998, after three years as a band. 'Captain', a six-track mini album, was followed by full-length 'Hope Is Important' later in 1998, '100 Broken Windows' in 2000, and finally 'The Remote Part' in 2002.
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt