Some Anglo Scoto For Your Ear: Idlewild’s “Roseability”

The Edinburgh-based Idlewild is one of my favorite bands, and 100 Broken Windows is my favorite album of theirs. Each song is fantastic – like the best bits of The Cure and R.E.M. distilled into fun, thoughtful Scottish alt-rock. Those elements can be found in “Roseability,” which features frontman Roddy Woomble singing the cheeky refrain, “Gertrude Stein says that’s enough…” Check out the super-stylish video for it above. All the pretty colors…

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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