Idlewild singer Roddy Woomble dismisses the perception of the group as being rooted in punk. “I never thought we were a punk band,” he tells Scott Wilson of The Pitch. “That word doesn’t mean much. Punk and indie music always seemed honest and very real to us. We’d see bands in Edinburgh playing loudly, and it made sense. Essentially [at first] we wrote pop songs that were discordant, noisy. They were much simpler to begin with. I think they got more ambitious in their scale.” Read more.