Fans Fund Idlewild Album

    Idlewild have fans. (It’s not a given if you consider the state of other post-Brit Pop radio castaways.) And Idlewild, apparently, have devoted fans, ones that are willing to pay for their next album.

     

    In a clever bit of financial strategy, the band has asked its supporters to contribute $21.75 toward studio time, as its record label, Sanctuary, folded in 2007. In return, said supporters will receive a limited-edition sort of packaging of the band’s forthcoming full-length, its sixth. Idlewild singer and mouthpiece Roddy Woomble has the following to say about it:

     

    “We decided to ask fans to pay £15 up-front so that we had enough money to record the album. We asked them to buy it before we recorded it, which was a bit strange… Doing it this way means we will keep all the copyright of the songs and we can licence it to another record label at a future date.”

     

    With a name like Roddy Woomble, how can you say no? [Contact Music]