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Idlewild mainman Roddy Woomble has announced an extensive run of UK dates for 2017 as he prepares to tour his latest solo outing, The Deluder – including a visit to Edinburgh’s The Pleasance on Friday, 13 October.
Following on from the brooding, atmospheric Like Caruso single in March, new single Jupiter sees Roddy and his band in a surreal and playful mood, channeling both solo Paul McCartney and Pavement, in a quirky, melodic and memorable pop song.
“The song actually started out as something I was making up for (and with) my son, who is eight years old and quite interested in astronomy,” says Roddy.
“Working on it with my band, who are all adults, it developed and took on a new meaning; the emphasis, and hope we place in mysterious things we don’t fully understand. Constellations, planets, astrology, the secrets we keep from each other, while still aiming to keep some of the fun, irreverent nature of the original idea, both in the music and lyrics.”
The video for the song was filmed in Berlin by director Oscar Sansom, a long standing collaborator with Roddy.
The Deluder is released on September 1 on A Modern Way/Empty Words and is available to pre-order from www.roddywoomble.net
Roddy, also fronts Scottish indie rock band Idlewild, who had eight acclaimed albums and three compilations, two of which charted in the UK top ten.
The Edinburgh-formed band have released 12 UK top 40 singles and have toured throughout the world, as a headline act, and also as support to REM, U2, Pearl Jam and the Rolling Stones amongst others.
Sat 1st Iona Village Hall Music Festival, Isle of Iona
Sat 8th Tynemouth Surf Cafe, North Shields
Sat 22nd Deer Shed Festival, Asenby
Sun 23rd Underneath The Stars Festival, Sheffield
Sun 20th Doune The Rabbit Hole, Doune
Sat 2nd O2 Academy 2, Liverpool
Sun 3rd Moseley Folk Festival, Birmingham
Mon 4th The Sage, Gateshead
Wed 6th The Boileroom, Guildford
Thur 7th Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
Fri 8th 02 Academy 2, Oxford
Sun 10th Con Club, Lewes
Mon 11th Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate
Sat 7th Mareel Arts Centre, Shetland
Thu 12th The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Fri 13th Pleasance, Edinburgh
Sat 14th City Halls, 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