Idlewild promote latest album

COLIN WILSON To mark the release of their brand new album Warnings/Promises, Scottish rockers Idlewild bring their UK tour to the UEA, Norwich, on Tuesday, April 19.

COLIN WILSON

To mark the release of their brand new album Warnings/Promises, Scottish rockers Idlewild bring their UK tour to the UEA, Norwich, on Tuesday, April 19.

Idlewild formed in Edinburgh in late 1995, around the core trio of Roddy Woomble (vocals), Rod Jones (guitar) and Colin Newton (drums). They made a crash on the live scene with their combustible live shows, though even their earliest recordings betrayed a tenderness and intelligence they've proceeded to explore further with every record.

Some of today's most exciting new British rock bands were raised on the righteous clatter of their early albums.


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With 2002's The Remote Part, the band scored their biggest success yet, entering the UK chart at number three with what was, at the time, their most mature, cohesive music yet.

Idlewild returned to the fray last month with their latest album Warnings/Promises, their first album to feature the talents of new bassist Gavin Fox and longtime live guitarist Allan Stewart.

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Recorded in Los Angeles with Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, Phoenix), it finds the Scottish firebrands re-energised by a Summer spent touring America's stadiums alongside Pearl Jam and displaying an ambition and ability they've only hitherto hinted at and now realised.

The first single from the album, Love Steals Us From Loneliness, was released in February. The brand new Idlewild single I Understand It is released on May 2.

Joining fellow Scots Idlewild will be Glasgow's brightest new stars Sons and Daughters. The quartet's debut (mini) album 2004's Love the Cup and their incendiary live shows, have already won the band plaudits across the globe.

The band have just finished recording the follow up to Love the Cup at Conny Plank's studio in Cologne, the feted German studio whose output has included seminal works by the likes of Kraftwerk, Brian Eno and Can.

The first single from the as-yet- untitled album is due for release in May. Dance Me In, already a highlight of their live set, was produced by ex-Orange Juice front man Edwyn Collins.

t Doors 7.30pm. Tickets at £15 in advance are available in Norwich from UEA Union, Waterfront, Soundclash and HMV; UEA box office 01603 508050 or www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk

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