Band say they will not quit

Idlewild have denied they are splitting following the end of their current tour.

Writing on their myspace blog singer Roddy Woomble said the band, who recently released a greatest hits compilation called ‘Scottish Fiction’, would continue and looked forward to playing their New Year’s show in Edinburgh.

He wrote: “There’s been some talk and worry amongst Idlewild fans about us calling it a day after this ‘best of’ album and tour. The reality is that there’s nothing the five of us like doing more than writing songs together and performing them. Our records might not sell as many copies as they used to (although they do sell well still) but I don’t think that’s because they aren’t as good.”

He added: “I’m of the opinion that we’re getting better at describing ourselves, and writing more interesting songs the longer we go on. So no, we’re not ‘splitting up’, the opposite in fact, we’re playing Edinburgh‘s Hogmanay in December then getting to work on our seventh album.”