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  • Idlewild

Idlewild initially attracted the attention of the press because their wild live shows. This Scottish pop punk band was formed at Edinburgh University in December '95 by Roddy Woomble, Rob Jones, and Colin Newton who then went on to team up with Phil Scanlon on bass.They financed their first album Queen Of The Troubled Teens, which was given a limited release on Edinburgh's Human Condition label in March 1997. Still able to write an alluring lyric or two, they released the minor classic with American English, which bolstered the well-received The Remote Part. But a few years later and after juggling many a band member and these guys are a long way from their hardcore origins.