"A Grateful Dead-like grace which could be their best work so far." - The Independent
"...their best album yet." - The Times
“…a genre-traversing, surprising, melodic, poetic, anthemic record with heart, smarts and soul.” - Drowned in Sound
Idlewild's latest album Everything Ever Written has entered the Official UK Album Charts, their first Top 20 album in ten years since 2005’s Warnings/Promises.
The album entered the midweek chart at no.8 and eventually held a Top 20 position at number 20 ahead of new albums released the same week by Little Comets, Ibeyi and Carl Barat & The Jackals.
The Independent, The Times and Music OMH are amongst those singing their long awaited album's praises, calling this Idlewild's best work to date with Drowned in Sound giving them a glowing 9/10 review whilst The Herald, Kerrang! and The List comment on the band's new found vitality and direction. The Guardian hail the album as 'forlornly poetic indie romance' and The Quietus, Q, and DIY Magazine mark the album as a welcome return.
Everything Ever Written was also chosen as BBC 6Music's 'Album Of The Day' on Thursday February 19th.
BBC 6Music's Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Shaun Keaveny plus BBC Radio 2's Dermot O'Leary and XFM have also been amongst the band's biggest supporters with both singles from the album - Collect Yourself and Come On Ghost - making the 6Music A-list.
Idlewild start their UK and European tour from February 26th. A full run down of dates is below:
27th February - Luxor – Cologne
1st March - Lido – Berlin
2nd March - Knust – Hamburg
3rd March - Bitterzoet – Amsterdam
7th March - O2 ABC – Glasgow (SOLD OUT)
8th March - O2 ABC – Glasgow (SOLD OUT)
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
You can stream singles Collect Yourself and Come On Ghost now via the Idlewild Soundcloud page
Everything Ever Written is out now via Empty Words and available to buy from all good record stores and online retailers, including iTunes and Amazon.
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