We spoke to Roddy Woomble (of Idlewild) to get to know him ahead of his solo gig at Rescue Rooms on the 18th October.
Q: How did your current band come together?
A: We met and became friends
Q: Who would you say have been your biggest influences?
A: Poetry from the 1950’s and punk Rock from the late 80’s
Q: Would you say you prefer being in the studio recording new material or playing live shows?
A: I like them both for different reasons. They are very different from each other.
Q: What was the first music festival you went to – as a fan or indeed as a performer?
A: As a fan, Glastonbury in 1992, as a performer Reading in 1998
Q: Do you have a favourite venue/city to play live? (They don’t have to be the same!)
Q: If you had to only play festivals or headline sets for the rest of your career, which would you prefer?
A: headline sets. I like a soundcheck
Q: Do you have a favourite song to play live?
A: Currently ‘like Caruso’
Q: What are your ambitions for the future with this project?
A: I’d like people to buy and then enjoy this album
Q: And finally… If you could have written one song in history yourself, what would you have preferred it to be? A: ‘Forever Young’ by Bob Dylan
Photo courtesy of Sonic PR