Named after the quiet meeting place in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic children’s novel Anne of Green Gables, the band formed 25 years ago in Edinburgh by Roddy Woomble, Colin Newton, and Rod Jones has more than lived up to the above description. 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.
“Music is a flowing art form and Idlewild have adapted and changed as time dictated in a natural way,” says Woomble. And, far from providing a full stop to their career, Idlewild hope that taking pause to celebrate their achievements so far will launch them onto the next phase of the band’s life, and a future every bit as brilliant as their past.
25th anniversary campaign