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10 Best Songs of the Week: Caroline Polachek, The Beths, Everything Everything, and More

Plus Sunflower Bean, Spoon, Sharon Van Etten, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 11, 2022

Welcome to the sixth Songs of the Week of 2022. More

Under the Radar Announces Special 20th Anniversary Double Issue

Issue 69 Has Two Cover Group Shots Featuring Grandaddy, CHVRCHES, Kamasi Washington, Bat For Lashes, Weyes Blood, The Divine Comedy, Elbow, Nilüfer Yanya, Miki Berenyi, The Horrors, and Rose Elinor Dougall

Dec 21, 2021

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, which is our special 20th Anniversary Issue. It’s a double issue celebrating two decades of the magazine (our first issue came out in December 2001). The issue has shipped out to subscribers and stores and can now be bought from us directly here. The issue features two special covers, each featuring a different group of musicians together. More

Idlewild Celebrate Their 25th Year with Anniversary Tour

The Band Play Six Shows in November

Mar 09, 2020

Idlewild celebrate their 25th year with an anniversary tour with run of dates in November. More

Festival Preview: Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering 2019

Doves, Suede, Editors, and More at Catton Hall, Derbyshire, England, May 23-26

May 13, 2019

The month of May is a busy time for UK music lovers, with so many festivals taking place over the course of its four-and-a-half weeks. However, one of the most exciting events on the festival calendar is happening in the grounds of Catton Hall, an 18th Century listed building in the Derbyshire countryside. Situated close to the border of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, it’s played host to Bearded Theory since 2014. More

Joint Album of the Week: Rose Elinor Dougall and Weyes Blood

Runners Up Include: The Drums, Ioanna Gika, Idlewild, and Priests

Apr 05, 2019

For this week’s Album of the Week we have a tie, two albums we’ve been heavily supporting for several months now: Rose Elinor Dougall‘s A New Illusion and Weyes Blood‘s Titanic Rising. Below is info on both albums, as well as a round up and streams for other notable albums released today. More

Idlewild - Stream the New Album

Interview Music Out Now via Empty Words

Apr 05, 2019

Scottish indie rockers Idlewild have released a new album, Interview Music, today via Empty Words. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. Also below are Idlewild’s upcoming tour dates. More

Idlewild Share Video for New Song “Same Things Twice”

Interview Music Due Out April 5 via Empty Words

Mar 23, 2019

Scottish indie rockers Idlewild are releasing a new album, Interview Music, on April 5 via Empty Words. Now they have shared another song from the album, “Same Things Twice,” via a video for the song. More

Premiere: Idlewild Share Kaleidoscopic New Video for “Dream Variations”

Interview Music Due Out April 5 via Empty Words

Feb 26, 2019

Scottish indie rockers Idlewild have returned with a disorienting and strangely pacifying new video for “Dream Variations,” the lead single off of their forthcoming album, Interview Music, and we are pleased to premiere it. The track is a slowly mutating anthem full of cosmic ambience that blends a chiming symphonic hook with spacey atmospherics. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wand, Idlewild, Barrie, Charly Bliss, SOAK, and More

Plus The Love Language, Foxygen, These New Puritans, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 08, 2019

This week’s Songs of the Week was almost just a Top 8. However two fun, but seriously inessential, songs from the Lego Movie 2 soundtrack skated in at the bottom of the list. Veteran Scottish rockers Idlewild surprised us with an interesting new song, even though we admittedly haven’t paid much attention to their last few albums. More

Idlewild Announce New Album, Share New Song “Dream Variations”

Interview Music Due Out April 5 via Empty Words

Feb 08, 2019

Scottish indie rockers Idlewild have announced a new album, Interview Music, and shared its first single (and opening track), “Dream Variations.” More

Apr 10, 2015

Scottish indie rock band Idlewild has released the video for “Every Little Means Trust,” the third single from their seventh album, Everything Ever Written, which debuted on February 15, 2015. More

Jul 19, 2010

In support of fan-funded album Post Electric Blues, British rockers Idlewild is returning to the U.S. for the first time in five years. We have the list of dates. More


Aug 17, 2022

To look at Idlewild singer Roddy Woomble now, you wouldn’t think a day had gone by since the release of their breakthrough second album, 2000’s 100 Broken Windows, for which we interviewed the band in our very first issue. More

Idlewild’s Roddy Woomble on the 20th anniversary of “The Remote Part”

“We were a proper gang of introverted, bookish guys who wrote rock songs, and The Remote Part was the pinnacle of that.”

Jun 15, 2022

​Idlewild’s Roddy Woomble discusses “The Remote Part” on its 20th anniversary. More

Dec 23, 2021

Featuring the single “Architecture In LA,” Lo! Soul is the new solo album from acclaimed singer/songwriter Roddy Woomble (also the frontman of Idlewild). Working in isolation together with his Idlewild bandmate Andrew Mitchell (aka Andrew Wasylyk), this is the latest LP following four solo albums including his applauded debut My Secret Is My Silence and the widely praised record The Deluder. More


May 20, 2019

For their eighth studio albumtheir second since returning from a three year hiatus in 2013Scottish indie rockers Idlewild have returned to their roots by way of producer Dave Eringa. More