By Jamie Mann
After forming in Edinburgh in 1995, Idlewild are including a date at the HMV Picture House as part of their Autumn UK tour. The Edinburgh leg of the bands ‘Post Electric Blues’ tour is one of 18 dates with 7 in Scotland alone. Every Scottish city will be visited by Idlewild as well as Selkirk in the Scottish Borders and the highlands town Fort William. The ‘Post Electric Blues’ tour will reach its climax at the SECC in Glasgow, the largest venue Idlewild will be gracing this time around.
The Picture on Lothian Road is a few steps away from Karma Nightclub (formally Subway) where Idlewild played their first gig in January 1996. Six albums later, the Edinburgh rockers will demonstrate their talent and showmanship in promoting ‘Post Electric Blues’. Guitarist Rod Jones has expressed his pride in the Idlewild’s transition to a new sound featured on the new album: “I think the way we approached making this record, and doing things ourselves and involving our fans just gave us the freedom and time to do what we wanted to do without any pressure. I think it has been a turning point for us”