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    Genre:Rock, Indie
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1I Was Made to Think It lyrics
    2Poor Thing lyrics
    3Stay the Same lyrics
    4No Emotion lyrics
    Too Long Awake lyrics
    6Readers & Writers lyrics
    7Post-Electric lyrics
    8Close the Door lyrics
    9Finished It Remains lyrics
    10A Film for the Future lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    100 Broken Windows [2000]
    2The Remote Part [2002]
    3Captain [1998]
    4Blarney Pilgrim [2002]
    5Black Oak [2002]
    6Hope Is Important [1999]
    7Warnings/Promises [2005]
    8Grand Ceili [2002]
    9Birds Of Rhiannon [2002]
    10Dans De Les Marionettes [2004]


    Scottish rockers Idlewild formed in Edinburgh in late 1995, originally comprising singer Roddy Woomble, guitarist Rod Jones, bassist Phil Scanlon and drummer Colin Newton.

    A year of steady touring preceded the release of the band's 1997 Human Condition label debut single "Queen of the Troubled Teens," which immediately found favor with Radio One DJ Steve Lamacq; the media exposure brought Idlewild to the attention of Fierce Panda, which agreed to issue their sophomore effort, "Chandelier" (their first record with new bassist Bob Fairfoull).

    A mini-album, Captain, followed on Deceptive in early 1998, and as word spread of their chaotic live shows, the group signed to Food to release their major label-debut, the full-length Hope Is Important, in late October.
    100 Broken Windows followed in early 2001 with a subsequent US tour early that spring.

    The next year, Idlewild issued The Remote Part. "American English" and "You Held The World In Your Arms" were massive hits in Europe, making the album Idlewild's most successful album to date. While touring Europe in fall 2002 in support of their third album, founding bassist Bob Fairfoull was suddenly kicked out of the band. Guitar technician Alex Grant stepped in to fill his shoes for the remaining European dates, but Gavin Fox (bass) and Allan Stewart (guitar) were added permanently to the band in 2003, just prior to the American release of The Remote Part in March. The line-up changes didn't slow Idlewild down, and subsequently, the new album "Warnings/Promises" was released to critical acclaim in 2005, spawning singles such as "Love Steals Us From Loneliness" and "I Understand It." The Pounding, beautiful "El Capitan" became the third single from the album.

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