let's hope this ain't no hoax.
I do like a bit of Idlewild.
Also can't believe no one has said "in pog form" yet.
but I'm never going to argue against the idea of more Idlewild. Surprising news actually cos some recent-ish interviews seemed to suggest they were done for good.
but Roddy did say in an interview that interest in their music and them live had waned. Honestly these guys had some of the shittiest fans on the planet a majority of whom systematically bailed on them because they dared do a more "adult" album.
Thought it was the best thing they'd done since The Remote Part.
No one should feel obligated to folow a band if they go off boil.
I would never bail on a band for doing a more grown up album, more for their inabiity to progress much during the last third of their career so far (with some great tracks hidden in there, of course). They are in a similar quandry to Placebo really in that they have probably hit their peak and wonder what to do now, but I think they are still more than capable of making killer records so hopefully the break will have done them some good.
Something tells me not to get too excited, but they're my all time fav band, despite the last few albums not being as good as their fist three. Just in time for Autumn too (I think 100BW is the ultimate Autumnal album!).
(which it appears to be)