Roddy Woomble – 1st October 2018 – Perth Theatre

Review by Sarah Sarti

This morning l woke up in ltaly, took a flight to Edinburgh, left my stuff in Glasgow and jumped on a train to Perth. Why?, you may wonder. Tonight in Perth Theatre there was the first (ok, no, the second, cos last night they played in a tipi in Dell of Abernethy!) gig of the last leg of Roddy Woomble tour, following last year’s release “The Deluder”. His fourth solo studio album is probably his most articulate and heterogeneous work, and since l have never seen Idlewild live either, l am pretty excited about tonight. For this part of the tour Roddy is supported by long time Idlewild companion Andrew Wasylyk playing both piano and guitar.

The set includes the enchanting “A Skull With A Teardrop”, an “Attempt To Be Romantic” in his own words and “To Feel Like A Fool” from his last album and old gems like “My Secret Is My Silence” and “Waverley Steps”. There is also space for a bunch of stripped down ldlewild song, like “You Held The World In Your Arms”, “American English” and “A Little Discourage”.

The last treats of the evening are a brand new Idlewild song “Forever New” and a cover from the songwriter Billy Fay, “Be Not So Fearful”.

A beautiful and moving evening, l advise you with all my heart to catch him live acoustic over the next couple of months before he gets back to the rock dimension we all know as ldlewild ♡

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  • Anonymous

    Saw him last night (4/10) in Exeter and whilst I enjoyed the show and Roddy was his usual engaging self I felt that with just him playing occasional acoustic guitar and Andrew it was too stripped back. I spent most of the evening admiring Andrew”s playing. I did like Roddy”s new shirt though!

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