Good news for fans of returning Scottish indie heroes Idlewild - they've not only announced their new album, but also a UK and European tour as well as an intimate London gig for this week. Full release and ticket details are below.
One of Scotland's most respected bands, giving rise to the likes of Frightened Rabbit and Twilight Sad, Idlewild are an acclaimed and award-winning band, releasing six studio albums. They won over a cult fanbase with their high-energy live shows before finding mainstream success with 2002's The Remote Part. Their latter days saw them lean towards the folkier side and support the likes of REM, Pearl Jam and U2.
Now, they're back - releasing new album Everything Ever Written on 9 February 2015.
Produced by 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, Everything Ever Written has been described as 'Idlewild's most eclectic output to date'.
"The record soundtracks a period of transition," says frontman Roddy Woomble. "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."
Lead track 'Collect Yourself', is available as an immediate download exclusively with album pre-orders here. The band have also announced an intimate acoustic show at London's King's Head on Wednesday 5 November. For tickets and more information, visit here.
Watch the trailer for the album below
Idlewild will also be touring to support the record. Full dates and ticket details are below. Tickets go on general sale from 9am on Friday 7 November. For tickets and more information, visit here.
26th February - Strom - Munich
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
Below: Photos of Idlewild live at London's Electric Ballroom