Tag Archives: Idlewar




Calfornian rock trio IDLEWAR have unveiled the video for ‘Glory’, the latest track to be released from their extremely well received debut album, ‘Impulse‘.

With less than two weeks to go before the Californians make their live debut in the United Kingdom, this new music video features Idlewar at rehearsal, jamming songs in preparation for a UK tour with STONE BROKEN, and their slot at this year’s SOLD OUT Rockstock on the 3rd of December.


With the release of ‘Impulse‘ and last year’s ‘DIG IN‘ ep, Idlewar are fast becoming renowned for their material’s groove laden riffage and incredibly rich hooks, whilst the lyrics reflect on topics that are more than ever relevant to society today. “Glory is about being aware of perilous times and preparing for them by becoming better people. We don’t need to idolize martyrs or appease the masses. People just need to be the best version of themselves. If we all did that together, we’ll be able to overcome the darkness.” (James Blake – vocals / bass).

Don’t miss Idlewar live in the UK with Stone Broken this November / December.

24th Nov – NORWICH – Brickmakers Arms
25th Nov – SHEFFIELD – The Corporation
26th Nov – LONDON – The Black Heart (SOLD OUT)
28th Bov – BRIGHTON – The Hope And Ruin
29th Nov – NEWCASTLE – The Cluny
30th Nov – EDINBURGH – Bannermans
1st Dec – MANCHESTER – Rebellion
3rd Dec – PLANET ROCKSTOCK (SOLD OUT) – Idlewar only

Tickets: visit Idlewar official website, see link below.


Idlewar’s debut album ‘Impulse’ is out now via PHD, with the CD available to buy in-store at HMV, and online at Amazon, iTunes, and all other good digital retailers.

For more information visit Idlewar official website.


‘Dig In’ EP and video ‘Out Of My Head’.

Idlewar are set to up the ante in 2016 with the release of their new music video ‘Out Of My Head‘ and the promise of a release for their highly anticipated debut album ‘IMPULSE’ and UK tour.


“The phrase ‘Out of My Head’ came to me one day” explains Idlewar drummer, Pete Pagonis “I sang that phrase to James (Blake – frontman / bassist) and we talked about the concept of wanting to shake the chatter out of your head that hinders you and keeps you awake at night”. Idlewar’s frontman agrees “Absolutely, it’s an observation I’m sure many of us can relate to, especially in this digital age. The video in essence captures a ‘business’ person with artistic aspirations, coming home to rest and dream of the place he’d rather be…rocking out on a rooftop! The principal character needs to shake off the worries of his work life so he is free to enjoy his passion…much like many of us do on a daily basis.”

For fans of Foos hooks, lovers of Clutchesque grooves and modern rock ala Royal Blood, ‘Out Of My Head’ is taken from Idlewar’s debut ep ‘Dig In’ and is a “must have”. Released last summer, the ep has been featured in various zine’s ‘Best Of 2015’ polls, with the UK taking Idlewar to their hearts and asking the question “When can we SEE this band LIVE?”

“We’ve been blown away by the response to the EP, it’s incredible!” says Blake “right now we’re focused on producing the best debut album we possibly can and YES, absolutely UK, book us and we will come. Let’s do this!”

With their debut EP ‘Dig In’ Idlewar has made a strong impression worldwide in a short space of time. The Orange County, Californian rock band has garnered great reviews for their music, by fusing the old and new (influences include Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Clutch, Soundgarden, Royal Blood, Foo Fighters) but creating their own unique musical landscape. There is a raw power that comes across sonically and performance wise with this band.

This is not a reinvention of the wheel. It is well constructed, no nonsense hard and heavy rock songs that stick with you. What are you waiting for? Now’s the time to dig in, Watch ‘Chunk Of Me’.

Out Of My Head’ + b-side ‘Stay With You‘ is available for download on iTunes.

Idlewar: James Blake – Vocals & bass guitar, Rick Graham – Guitar Peter and Pagonis – Drums.

For more information visit idlewar official Website.