Idlewild's forthcoming single Come On Ghost premiered on the first Shaun Keaveny Breakfast Show of 2015 on BBC 6Music. It is the second single taken from Idlewild’s latest album Everything Ever Written and will be released 9th February with the album following shortly after on 16th February 2015.
You can listen to the track 2 hours and 46 minutes into the show via iPlayer Radio.
The band’s first single after five years apart was Collect Yourself, which premiered on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6Music show in November 2014. The love and loyalty amongst Idlewild’s fans was apparent as always with Collect Yourself quickly making the 6Music A-list followed by the Evening Playlist on XFM.
The band’s eighth studio album represents a new chapter, both personally and creatively. Produced by the band’s guitarist Rod Jones and mixed by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) whom they collaborated with on their 2002 release The Remote Part and augmented by new members Luciano Rossi (piano, organ & vocals) and Andrew Mitchell (bass, guitar & vocals), Everything Ever Written is Idlewild’s most eclectic output to date. The album features twelve tracks of alternative rock woven together from strands of Scottish folk, Americana & Hebridean psychedelia.
"The album was predominantly written on the Isle of Mull", vocalist Roddy Woomble explains. "The record soundtracks a period of transition. Working without time constraints gave the whole thing a creative freedom. Idlewild is a new band to me now; I’m excited for the future."
In October 2014 the group completed a sold out acoustic tour of unique, intimate venues throughout the Highlands & Islands of Scotland, re-introducing themselves to live audiences after a half-decade break, performing re-worked versions of old songs as well as songs from the new album. The still, idyllic settings chosen for the performances hint towards the sense of space afforded in writing and recording the new album, which will be supported by a run of live shows in spring 2015.
All European tour dates are listed below.
27th February - Luxor – Cologne
1st March - Lido – Berlin
2nd March - Knust – Hamburg
3rd March - Bitterzoet – Amsterdam
7th March - O2 ABC – Glasgow
8th March - O2 ABC – Glasgow
10th March - The Institute – Birmingham
12th March - The Ritz – Manchester
13th March - Roundhouse – London
20th March - The Academy Dublin - Dublin
21st March - The Limelight - Belfast
Come On Ghost will be available to buy on iTunes and all good online retailers from 9th February 2015 with the album Everything Ever Written to follow on 16th February 2015 in the UK on digital, CD and vinyl. These and a limited, deluxe edition with exclusive live acoustic tracks recorded during the band’s recent Highlands & Islands tour are available to pre-order now from: www.pledgemusic.com/idlewild.