"a Greatful Dead-like grace which could be their best work so far" - The Independent
"Scottish alt-rock legends" - The Line of Best Fit
“…a genre-traversing, surprising, melodic, poetic, anthemic record with heart, smarts and soul.” - Drowned in Sound
Earlier this year Idlewild returned to release their seventh album Everything Ever Written and with the year coming to a close, the band are bookending a successful 2015 with the release of single Utopia on November 27th.
Currently in the middle of a 16 date world tour, covering the UK, USA and Japan, with The Jaguar Club joining them as support on the US leg, the band have had an amazing year so far, with album Everything Ever Written reaching number 20 in the UK Charts and received critical acclaim in the press from the likes of The Independent, The Times, Guardian, Drowned in Sound, Q, Kerrang!, The Skinny and many others.
You can listen to the track now via the ABoF Soundcloud page or by clicking the embed below.
A mix of haunting piano, echoing guitar and Roddy Woomble's wistful lyrics, Utopia is a perfect track to close out what has been an incredible return to form for a band that continues to develop and grow into new musical horizons.
Canadian actor Jay Baruchel (How To Train Your Dragon, This Is The End, Robocop) was invited earlier this year to star in the video for Every Little Means Trust, the third single taken from the album, after the band discovered he was a longtime fan. The video is now available to watch via the band's YouTube channel.
Idlewild's UK dates are below but for a full list of tour dates, visit Idlewild’s website or Facebook page.
24th Nov - Concert Hall - Perth
25th Nov - Ironworks - Inverness
26th Nov - Music Hall - Aberdeen
27th Nov - Barrowland - Glasgow
9th Dec - Unity Works - Wakefield
10th Dec - Riverside - Newcastle
11th Dec - Koko - London
12th Dec - Anson Rooms - Bristol
13th Dec - Rock City - Nottingham
Utopia will be released via Empty Words on November 27th 2015.
Everything Ever Written is out now via Empty Words and available to buy from iTunes and all good online retailers.