After Idlewild’s 2015 album Everything Ever Written, the band were set on writing and recording another album straight away. They started that process. Then life got in the way, taking band members in different directions, in one way or another. They decided to take a break from it all, for the time being.
Up in the Hebrides, with winter approaching, lead singer Roddy Woomble decided to start with another sort of record, which would turn into his most personal, introspective album of songs. Working mainly with Andrew Mitchell (Guitar and Bass) Danny Grant (Drums, Programming) and Luciano Rossi (Piano, Keyboards, Bass) in Edinburgh, London and the Isle of Mull he recorded and mixed the album The Deluder.
He says the album is the result of collecting songs together over a period of time, linked by a loose narrative. He turned 40 during the recording process and some of the writing relates to moving from one decade into another. “The significance is either there or not, it depends on your circumstance and how much time, thought, and angst you care to put into it” said Roddy.
As frontman of Scottish indie rock band Idlewild, Roddy has notched up eight acclaimed albums and three compilations, two of which charted in the UK top ten. They have released twelve UK top forty singles and have toured throughout the world, as a headline act, and also as support to REM, U2, Pearl Jam and the Rolling Stones.
His solo tour reaches Mackintosh Queens Cross Church in Glasgow on Saturday.
Roddy Woomble Tour Dates: October
Thu 12th The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Fri 13th Pleasance, Edinburgh
Sat 14th Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, Glasgow
Mon 16th Birnam Arts Centre, Birnam
Tue 17th Deaf Institute, Manchester
Wed 18th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Thu 19th The Musician, Leicester
Fri 20th Islington Assembly Hall, London
Sat 21st Thekla, Bristol
Sun 22nd The Globe, Cardiff
Tue 24th Brudnell Social Club, Leeds
Thu 26th Voodoo, Belfast
Sat 28th An Tobar, Isle of Mull