Idlewild set for ‘special announcement’ following five-year break

Earlier this year Roddy Woomble revealed the band were working on a new album

Scottish indie band Idlewild are set to make a ‘special announcement’ following their five-year break.

The group will reveal their news on November 3 on BBC 6Music. They released their last album ‘Post Electric Blues’ in 2009. Since then, frontman Roddy Woomble has released two solo albums, while guitarist Rod Jones has released material under his own name in addition to forming the band The Birthday Suit, who put out their third LP ‘A Hollow Hole Of Riches’ in March.

The announcement is likely to be related to a new LP, with Woomble revealing in February of this year that the band were making a new record. He wrote:

The band are currently preparing for a six-date tour of the Scottish islands, set to take place in October. These shows follow a handful of gigs in August. For more details visit

Last year, some Idlewild fans launched a campaign urging others to ignore any of the band members’ side-projects in the hope that they would be forced to reunite. An infuriated Rod Jones criticised the campaign, saying: “It has recently come to my attention that an online campaign including some unkind and hurtful messages has been waged to try and boycott side projects in an attempt to bring Idlewild back.”

He added: “If anything this just has the opposite effect in that it made me really consider whether I wanted to make music anymore.”