I hadn't realized until CMJ just how much of the music I had been surrounding myself with was very synth heavy. Not that it's a bad thing, but I was raised on rock and had noticed that I had felt a little off for awhile. Seeing Kingswood at the Aussie BBQ finally made me see the error of my ways: I need to get more guitar solos back in my life. When the opportunity to catch UK's Idlewild at Gramercy Theatre you bet your sweet ass I couldn't wait for that Friday to roll around. As soon as we were on the other side of the Little May show I was bumping Idlewild's latest album, Everything Ever Written in anticipation.
The show was great. You can tell these guys have been together for a long time by how at ease they are with each other. It kind of felt like we were watching a family band play. It's hard to explain. Anyway, they hopped around a bit through their fairly extensive catalog, making longtime fans beside themselves with excitement.
Britpop, I have missed you dearly and I promise that I am not going to let myself go without you for as long as that last stint, okay?
If you haven't already, you really should check out Idlewild's latest album, Everything Ever Written
Make sure to have a peek at the snaps that Sprout took from the show in the slideshow below: