Roddy Woomble Of Idlewild Launches New Band Almost Nothing
Roddy Woomble of Idlewild has launched a new solo project called Almost Nothing and released. Listen to the debut single Anything Whatever below.
Almost Nothing is available to pre-order now, and will be released digitally on Friday 6 September before the CD and vinyl release follows on Friday 6 October via Assai Records. The band will make their live debut supporting The Walkmen on their August tour, see below for dates.
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Written and recorded throughout 2021 and 2022, Almost Nothing is a collaboration between Woomble and four different producers – Scott Paterson (Protection), Andrew Wasylyk, Le Junk, and Luciano Rossi (Dama Scout). The album comes with the Almost Nothing Journal – featuring over 100 pages of “behind-the-scenes, fly-on-the-wall access to Roddy’s journey throughout the creative process” and created in collaboration with Tom Johnson of indie magazine Gold Flake Paint.
“I started writing short scripts during the pandemic and initially I conceived Almost Nothing as more of a short film with a soundtrack,” said Woomble. “I’ve no experience in making films really, so started developing it into a short story, a novella, but soon realised that I’m best at writing songs.
“I kept a loose diary over the whole Almost Nothing journey, so the journal takes that diary form but mixes it with lyrics and poems, some sketches and bits of stories alongside photographs,” said Woomble.
“The intention is to express and reveal – from the process of making albums, the ideas that come and go, song analysis, bits of poetry, lines that never worked, alongside ordinary observations and daily routine. I think the journal compliments the album in its own unusual way.”
Almost Nothing tour dates – supporting The Walkmen
21 – Glasgow, Galvinizers Yard SWG3
26 – Manchester, New Century Hall
27 – Bristol, SWX
29 – London, KOKO
30 – London, KOKO
31 – London, KOKO