"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
The long wait is over - Idlewild's Everything Ever Written is out now!
Everything Ever Written is one of the band's strongest albums yet. Describing their new found sound as 'Hebridean Psychedlia', the band explore an array of genres from Scottish folk to Americana - their most eclectic output to date.
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 has also been chosen as BBC 6Music's 'Album Of The Day' for 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.
To celebrate the release of Everything Ever Written, The Skinny featured the band on the cover of this month's issue along with an interview. The magazine have also been posting an exclusive acoustic session a day on their website for The Skinny's 7 Days of Idlewild.
Each day on the run up to the album's release, The Skinny have been revealing an exclusive acoustic session with the band - one track from each of their albums from Hope Is Important to Everything Ever Written. The Skinny Sessions track listing is below:
'Roseability' from 100 Broken Windows
'You Held The Wold In Your Arms' from The Remote Part
'Too Long Awake' from Warnings/Promises
'Make Another World' from Make Another World
'Take Me Back To The Islands' from Post Electric Blues
'Every Little Means Trust' from Everything Ever Written
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
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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