A much loved institution, Idlewild's demise has led to a plethora of solo projects.
Frontman Roddy Woomble has perhaps been most visible, launching himself into a series of cultural endeavours. However guitarist and co-songwriter Rod Jones is no slouch either, pouring his energy into new group The Birthday Suit.
Quietly going about their business, the group's deeply independent, DIY values have allowed them time to gestate, to hone their craft. Third album 'A Hollow Hole Of Riches' drops in the Spring, but before then The Birthday Suit have delivered a new single.
'A Bigger World' is a rousing, roaring piece of songwriting - an epic in keeping with the band's Celtic origins. The melodies are tinged with a traditional feel, something which is only enhanced by the presence of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison.
Lending a hand to some old friends, the results are quite special. Out on November 4th via Sing It Alone, Clash is pleased as punch to be able to premiere the video for 'A Bigger World'.
Shot in black and white, it features The Birthday Suit performing in front of the screen with the figure of a violin player shot behind them.
Watch it now.
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'A Bigger World' on November 4th.
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