Idlewild

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": indie rock indie rock alternative seen live Scottish britpop alternative rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

This Scottish pop punk band was formed at Edinburgh University in December 1995 by Roddy Woomble (13 August 1976, Irvine, Scotland; vocals), Rod Jones (b. 3 December 1976; guitar), and Colin Newton (b. 18 April 1977, Macduff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; drums). The trio teamed up with Phil Scanlon (b. Philip Scanlon, 21 May 1976, England; bass) and began to attract press interest owing to their chaotic live shows, which demonstrated their appreciation of the finer points of US hardcore. The band’s self-financed ‘Queen Of The Troubled Teens’ debut was given a limited release on Edinburgh’s Human Condition label in March 1997. Bob Fairfoull (b. 25 July 1976) replaced Scanlon on ‘Chandelier’, the band’s one-off single for the cult Fierce Panda label. The Captain mini-album was released on Deceptive Records following which the band signed a major label recording contract with Food Records. Demo sessions at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire...

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