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Call of the Wild On April 5, Idlewild released their eighth studio album Interview Music, recorded between LA and guitarist Rod Jones’s Post Electric Studio in Edinburgh. Daniel Gumble spoke to Jones about collaborating with producer Dave Eringa and feeling ‘free and fearless’ in the studio…
our years after the release of their seventh studio album, 2015’s Everything Ever Written, Scottish indie rock cult heroes Idlewild are back with album number eight: Interview Music. Co-produced by the band’s guitarist Rod Jones and intermittent producer and collaborator Dave Eringa, Interview Music was conceived in LA back in 2017 while the band was touring the US and finalised in Edinburgh at Jones’s own recording facility, Post Electric Studio. Here, Jones tells PSNEurope editor Daniel Gumble what it was like to team up once again with Eringa, discussing the role of the producer and the stark contrast between their eighth record and anything they’ve done before... Dave Eringa features once again as a producer on the new album. Tell us about your relationship with him. We had started the record in Los Angeles while on tour and then carried on in Edinburgh at my studio (Post Electric Studio) with myself at the controls, but after almost two years we still hadn't finished the album and needed a catalyst to push us forward. We’ve worked as a band and on solo work with Dave on and off throughout our careers; he has a great understanding of how we work and how to get the best out of us as musicians. So, we decided to record five additional songs with him to try and reinvigorate the record. This really pushed us on to finish the other songs. Dave has always been a mentor to me since I started to produce and I still feel I always
A league of its own. Inside the groundbreaking sound system at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.