Following on from the brooding, atmospheric Like Caruso single in March and showcasing the diversity of his upcoming and highly anticipated fourth solo album The Deluder – Jupiter sees Roddy and his band in a surreal and playful mood channelling both solo McCartney and Pavement, in a quirky, melodic and memorable pop song
On the new single Jupiter Woomble says “The song actually started out as something I was making up for (and with) my son, who is eight years old and quite interested in astronomy – working on it with my band, who are all adults, it developed and took on a new meaning; the emphasis, and hope we place in mysterious things we don’t fully understand. Constellations, Planets, astrology, the secrets we keep from each other, while still aiming to keep some of the fun, irreverent nature of the original idea, both in the music and lyrics”.
Roddy also fronts Scottish indie rock band Idlewild, who had eight acclaimed albums and three compilations, two of which charted in the U.K. top ten. They have released twelve U.K. top forty singles and have toured throughout the world, as a headline act, and also as support to R.E.M., U2, Pearl Jam and the Rolling Stones amongst others
Roddy Woomble comes to Liverpool as part of an extensive U.K. tour which also takes in venues in Oxford, Aberdeen and Manchester as well as appearing at the Moseley Folk Festival in Birmingham on September 2nd.
The Deluder is released on September 1st on A Modern Way/Empty Words.
Tickets are available to purchase from the o2 Academy Box office on Hotham Street.