Idlewild Comes Into Its Own ‘Part’

singer Roddy Woomble attributes the group’s current overseas success in part to American enthusiasm for their 2001 sophomore set ‘100 Broken Windows’. “We were given a lot of confidence by how well ‘100 Broken Windows’ was received, it got an amazing reception in America,” he says. “People suddenly had seen us as this really legitimate British band, as opposed to these noisy outsiders, which we were always seen as in the U.K. [There] we were seen as this band that had their fans and that was it. I think people were just expecting us to put out the same kind of records again and again, which would appeal to this collection of fans. ‘The Remote Part’ changed that completely. It appealed to everyone and sold a lot of copies.”

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