“It’s like anything in life,” the frontman explained to XFM. “The minute something starts to get stale, you really do need to change the environment. We’ve always stayed very close friends.”
“I was getting bored of being in a traditional rock band – so now we have keyboards and violins. It’s music I want to make. We just became a new entity.”
As it turned out, it didn’t take long for Idlewild to return from their self-imposed exile, and this comeback will be rubber-stamped on February 9th next year when the band release their seventh album ‘Everything Is Written‘.
It’ll be supported with a tour of the UK soon after, when they play two nights at the Glasgow ABC as well as dates in Birmingham, Manchester and London in April 2015.