Scottish singer/songwriter Roddy Woomble will be playing at Edinburgh’s Pleasance on Friday 13th October as part an extensive run of UK dates for 2017 as he prepares to tour his latest solo outing ‘The Deluder’.

Woomble is best known as the lead vocalist of indie rock band Idlewild, with whom he has recorded eight acclaimed albums and three compilations, two of which charted in the UK top ten. They have released twelve UK top forty singles and have toured throughout the world, as a headline act, and also as support to REM, U2, Pearl Jam and the Rolling Stones amongst others.

Following on from the brooding, atmospheric ‘Like Caruso’ single in March and showcasing the diversity of his upcoming and highly anticipated fourth solo album ‘The Deluder’, his new single ’Jupiter’ sees Roddy and his band in a surreal & playful mood channelling both solo McCartney and Pavement, in a quirky, melodic and memorable pop song.

Woomble says about ‘Jupiter’:

The song actually started out as something I was making up for (and with) my son, who is eight years old and quite interested in astronomy – working on it with my band, who are all adults, it developed and took on a new meaning; the emphasis, and hope we place in mysterious things we don’t fully understand. Constellations, Planets, astrology, the secrets we keep from each other, while still aiming to keep some of the fun, irreverent nature of the original idea, both in the music and lyrics

Roddy Woomble plays at Pleasance, Edinburgh on Friday 13th October 2017 at 7.30pm. Tickets here