What happened when Roddy met Graham, plus Idlewild tour dates...

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon has remixed an Idlewild track for the B-side of their new single ‘ROSEABILITY’, released on October 16 through Food.

The final single to be taken from the band’s third album, ‘100 Broken Windows’, will be released on 7″ and 2 CDs, featuring a mix of album track ‘Rusty’ by Coxon, which Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble says is “pretty great, very heavy, I’m a fan”. There will also be two brand new unreleased songs, ‘Thousand’ and ‘I’ve Only Just Begun’, recorded in Glasgow last month. Idlewild guitarist Rod Jones toured with Graham Coxon recently, and played the Carling Weekend Festivals in Reading and Leeds with both bands.

Coxon returned the compliment, joining the band on stage at Reading and playing saxophone on set-closer ‘Captain’.


The video for ‘Roseability’, directed by Radiohead and Coldplay director Grant Gee, is also included on CD1.

Idlewild warm up for their forthcoming UK dates with a ‘Freshers’ Week’ gig at Bradford University on September 28, then embark on their full tour, calling at: Portsmouth Pyramid (October 10) Exeter University (11) Warwick University (12) (Support from 100 Reasons and Turn) Aberystwyth University (13) (Support from Turn only) Leicester De Montfort University (15) Cambridge Junction (16) Manchester MDH (18) Lancaster Sugarhouse (19) (Support from Hundred Reasons, Turn) Aberdeen Music Hall (20) Glasgow Barrowlands (21) (Support from Turn, deSalvo) Derby Future Club (23) (Support from Turn, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead) Cardiff University (BBC Sound City) (24) (Support from Crashland, Hundred Reasons) Norwich UEA (25) (Support from Turn, …Trail Of Dead) London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (26) (Support from Turn, Hundred Reasons)

The band then set off on a tour of Europe supporting Placebo. It kicks off on November 4 at Paris Olympia. They play 19 dates, winding up in Munich Colosseum on November 28, and will then start work on their new album. For full details of European dates, check their website [url=]