The Birthday Suit to release single ‘Uh-huh Uh-huh’
“With material this good, Idlewild’s hiatus could be rather long…” – Kerrang!
“…flashes of brilliance…” – Q Magazine
The Birthday Suit – solo project of Idlewild guitarist and songwriter Rod Jones release their next single Uh-Huh Uh-Huh on 15th April 2013.
Their second album, A Conversation Well Rehearsed, was released on 3rd December 2012; the the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut The Eleventh Hour, which was released at the tail end of 2011 and received support from BBC Radio 1 Scotland, Kerrang!, Rock Sound, This Is Fake DIY and Drowned in Sound.
The Birthday Suit released Less Worthless Years as a single from A Conversation Well Rehearsed last year
A Conversation Well Rehearsed straddled the line between spiky indie rock and modern day melodic folk rock akin to bands like Frightened Rabbit and The Twilight Sad. “Uh-huh Uh-huh” is an infectious, raucous journey that harks back to Rod’s noisy Idlewild days, showcasing his talent for writing a succinct, catchy indie tune.
Formed with Roddy Woomble and Colin Newton in Edinburgh in 1995, Idlewild spent the last 16 years becoming one of Scotland’s most beloved indie rock acts. But after seven studio albums, four top 20 singles and numerous world tours, including supporting bands such as REM, Pearl Jam, U2 and The Rolling Stones, the band decided to take a break to concentrate on their individual solo projects.
Since The Birthday Suit released their debut last year, the band have embarked upon several successful UK tours and gained many fans in the press with This Is Fake DIY noting their debut was “packed with hooks” and “pounding basslines”, The 405 claiming they were a “soon-to-be-great band” and their debut picking- up a solid 8/10 review in Rock Sound and 4 Ks in Kerrang! Magazine.
The Birthday Suit will release “Uh-huh Uh-huh” on 15th April 2013, with a tour planned shortly after to support the release.
A Conversation Well Rehearsed is available to buy now from The Birthday Suit’s website or you can purchase it via iTunes or Amazon.