U.S rockers Idlewar confirm special guest slot on Stone Broken UK Tour
and reveal ‘Criminal’ lyric video:
Idlewar has been making the headlines, with Classic Rock Magazine calling the Californian hard rock trio“Immense” and Planet Rock Radio playlisting the band, plus confirming them for Rockstock 2016.
With their debut album set for release 30th September (via Frontiers Music), Idlewar has now been confirmed as guests to STONE BROKEN (recently announced Frontiers Music signing) on their UK tour, this coming November and December.
“This is not just about being able to play music that we’ve written for appreciative fans. It’s also about meeting these amazing people that we have connected with. We see a passion in fans that matches the passion we put into this music.“ (James Blake – vocals / bass)
Watch the new lyric video for ‘Criminal’ and pledge now for the debut album ‘IMPULSE’ at www.pledgemusic.com/Idlewar
“We’re trying to keep a balance with our videos. Some songs lend themselves to darker imagery. ‘Criminal’ is the song on the debut album that we felt was the opportunity to be a bit comical, but still cool.” (Pete Pagoni – drums)
Idlewar UK Tour With Stone Broken:
24th Nov – NORWICH – Brickmakers Arms
25th Nov – SHEFFIELD – The Corporation
26th Nov – LONDON – The Black Heart
28th Bov – BRIGHTON – The Hope And Ruin
29th Nov – NEWCASTLE – The Cluny
30th Nov – EDINBURGH – Bannermans
1st Dec – MANCHESTER – Rebellion
3rd Dec – PLANET ROCKSTOCK (SOLD OUT) – Idlewar only
The Pledge campaign is now underway, and fans will get the chance to listen and watch and new material before the album is released.
With the core tracking for the album’s ten songs recorded in just two days, Idlewar throws down a debut album which has an abundance of raw power. This new release shows the growth of the Orange County, Californian three piece, as ‘Impulse’ offers a widened scope to listeners, whilst remaining firmly planted in heavy / hard rock sonics.
“The writing process has become easier between the three of us. Initially, because it was all so new, there was a ‘feeling out’ period, but once we became more comfortable, the creative process opened things up so much”, says drummer Pete Pagonis, who also produced ‘Impulse’. The album was given its final audio punch, with mastering by Brian Lucey (Ghost ‘Meliora’, Black Keys ‘El Camino’, Arctic Monkeys ‘AM’, plus albums by David, ‘Twin Peaks’ ‘Dune’, Lynch) in Los Angeles.
From the one, two, three, groove drenched punches of ‘Stone In My Heel’, ‘Soul’ and ‘Criminal’, Idlewar showcase riffs, hooks and melodies with ease. By the time you reach track four, ‘All That I’ve Got’, vocalist / bassist James Blake delivers a stunning, emotionally charged vocal performance. Throughout ‘Impulse’, Blakes’ vocals captures the essence of Idlewar, but never over-riding the well oiled, organic, solid instrumentation that he, Pagonis and guitarist Rick Graham professionally deliver, from start to finish. Never letting up but allowing enough variety to engage listeners, ‘Impulse’ is THE sound of Idlewar, and by the time ‘Glory’ knocks you to the floor and closing track, the speed junkie ‘On Our Knees’, hits you between the eyes, you’ll be ready to press the repeat button.
‘Impulse’ is officially released 30th September 2016 via PHD.
James Blake – Vocals & bass guitar
Rick Graham – Guitar
Peter Pagonis – Drums