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Idlewild - No Emotion

Bill Cummings 25/01/2007

'No Emotion' is the brand new single from Idlewild released on 26th February 2007, taken from the band's sixth album 'Make Another World' released a week later on their new label Sequel. After a quick trip to Japan at the start of March, they then head on an 11 date UK tour.Watch the new video here:

No Emotion- Video- Windows Media

'Make Another World' was recorded last year in Edinburgh with producer Dave Eringa, who the band worked with on some of their earlier recordings including '100 Broken Windows' and 'The Remote Part'. The new album was previewed with a limited edition single 'If It Takes You Home' in December '06 to coincide with a short sold out club tour to give fans a taster of the new record. Described in the NME as a 'virulent gut-punch of a comeback …a Pixies-flecked ramalama rock blastathon' the track reminded people of the harder, rockier side of the band not so prevalent on 2005's 'Warnings/Promises' album but certainly familiar to anybody with a knowledge of the bands full catalogue.

Idlewild, who consist of Roddy Woomble (vocals), Rod Jones (guitar), Allan Stewart (guitar) Gareth Russell (bass) and Colin Newton (drums) will also be playing in Glasgow at the end of January as part of the Celtic Connections festival. Another project vocalist Roddy is involved with is 'Ballads of the Book' - an 18 track album which brings together Scotland's writing community with a diverse range of new and established recording artists. Idlewild wrote with celebrated poet Edwin Morgan for a track on 'The Remote Part' and after the release of his fantastically received solo album 'My Secret Is My Silence' last year, Roddy set to work on 'Ballads …'. Artists such as Sons & Daughters, Norman Blake and the Trashcan Sinatra's have tied up with the likes of A L Kennedy, Ian Rankin and Michael Faber to produce a unique and ambitious piece of work, due out in March 2007.



UK Tour:

12 March_NEWCASTLE, University
_0191 263 5000
13 March_MANCHESTER, Academy
_0161 832 1111
14 March_NORWICH, UEA

01603 508 050
16 March_WOLVERHAMPTON, Wulfrun Hall
0870 320 7000
17 March_OXFORD, Brookes University
01865 484 750
18 March_LEEDS, Met University
_0113 244 4600
19 March_ABERDEEN, Music Hall
_0870 169 0100
20 March_PERTH, Concert Hall

0870 169 0100
22 March_NORTHAMPTON, Roadmender
01604 604 222
23 March_LONDON, Hammersmith Palais
0207 403 3331
24 March_BRISTOL, Carling Academy
_0870 771 2000

Tickets go on sale Friday 15th December priced 16 except London 17.50
24 hr cc hotline: 0871 2200 260 or buy online: www.gigsandtours.com

www.idlewild.co.uk