Edinburgh five-piece Idlewild have now launched a video for their latest single 'Every Little Means Trust'; a melancholy anthem taken from their highly praised recently released album 'Everything Ever Written', out on Empty Words records.
The video features a hitchhiker (played by Canadian actor Jay Baruchel, voice star of 'How to Train Your Dragon') on a lonely country moor, apparently looking back on a bonfire party and various other countryside antics that he had with a girl. Much of the video is shot with the effect of badly focused film, emphasising that sense of memories. The solemn guitar and steady drums give it a real folk-rock vibe, especially when you add in the anthemic vocal harmonies. By the time it gets to the chorus, any listener is hooked.
Recently nominated for a Scottish Album of the Year Award, Idlewild are scheduled to perform at Glastonbury 2015 alongside the likes of I Am Kloot, King Creosote and Lamb, following their weekend at Cheltenham's 2000trees Festival in July. It also comes ahead of their appearance at Bingley Music Live in September. Previous singles from the band's latest album are 'Collect Yourself' and 'Come On Ghost', which are just as much worth checking out.
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.