Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 8.00pm

Across nine studio albums, Idlewild have delighted and charmed fans all over the world for a quarter of a century with their sweeping, melodic songs full of soaring choruses and poetic lyrics.

Initially a ramshackle punk rock band (famously described as sounding like ‘A flight of stairs falling down a flight of stairs’) and taking their influence from underground US rock, the band developed over time to include a variety of influences, from indie rock, to country rock and folk.

Their albums 100 Broken Windows and The Remote Part were critical and commercial hits and proved influential for a whole new generation of Scottish bands.

Idlewild are perhaps the definition of a cult band, yet one who have infiltrated the mainstream. They are a band who have had plenty of hits (8 Top 30 singles and 6 top 30 albums, for those who are counting), yet have rarely had to compromise themselves to achieve them.

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Published on 2 August 2022

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