Music Q&A:
Roddy Woomble

The Scottish singer, best known as indie rock band Idlewild vocalist, heads out on a solo tour, visiting Manchester’s Deaf Institute, 17 Oct and Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club, 24 Oct

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What informs your music and songwriting?
Travelling and meeting people, poetry and punk rock, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, beer and wine, bookshops, Dylan and The Beatles.

How have you evolved as an act over the years?

I like to think I’ve aged naturally and gracefully, and so has my music. I hope so anyway.

What are you up to at the moment artistically?
New solo album The Deluder just out and on a UK tour to play and promote the record. Also working on a new Idlewild album.

What’s on your rider?

Water, beer, wine, crisps and nuts.

Tell us your most embarrassing or surreal experience.

Meeting Morrissey when I was badly sunburnt.

What song do you wish you’d written?

Forever Young by Bob Dylan

What’s your worst lyric?
Hmmm, they are all either great and profound or terrible and pretentious, depending who you ask.

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