Idlewild have introduced a brand new ebook, launched subsequent yr to mark the band’s twenty fifth birthday.
In The Starting There Had been Solutions – 25 years of Idlewild can be printed subsequent February, and is written by the band’s frontman Roddy Woomble.
The band shared pictures of the ebook, which they are saying they’ve been engaged on for “the previous few years”, in social media posts saying its publication.
“The 225 web page ebook charts the story of the band from its formation within the autumn of 1995 in Edinburgh, by means of the early years of native gigs, onto recording and touring albums resembling ‘100 Damaged Home windows’ and ‘The Distant Half’,” the band stated. It additionally encompasses a foreword by creator Benjamin Myers.
We’re delighted to share information of the ebook that now we have been engaged on for the previous few years – ‘In The Starting There…
Idlewild were also due to celebrate their 25th anniversary with a November tour of the UK and Eire, nonetheless the reveals have been postponed as a result of coronavirus pandemic. New dates for 2021 were revealed in September.
The Scottish rockers launched their most recent album, ‘Interview Music’, again in 2019. In a four-star assessment of the album, NME‘s Andrew Trendell wrote: “Free from business constraints, Idlewild are reinvigorated. ‘Interview Music’ is their greatest work in 17 years.
Whereas announcing a new “experimental” solo EP back in March, Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble spoke to NME concerning the band’s plans for the anniversary tour.
“We did the fifteenth anniversary for ‘The Distant Half’ in 2017 and we received Bob [bassist from 1997–2002] again on stage for a number of songs. It was actually worthwhile on so many ranges, so we thought that the subsequent time we had a big anniversary we should always do one thing correct for it.
“The twenty fifth anniversary appeared like the proper time to place collectively a correct present. We’re going to get everybody who’s been within the band over the previous 25 years.”