Luckily, this only lasted three years and, when they came back, they came back with a vengeance, leading to an array of conversations not dissimilar to the below:
"Do you fancy going to Deep Sea World on Saturday? Idlewild are going to play a set."
"Nah, I'm going to my niece's christening in Galashiels."
"Ah nice. I hear Idlewild are playing that as well."
Despite them playing seemingly everywhere in Scotland, seemingly every day of the year, It didn't take long for me to take Idlewild for granted again. This is mostly due to their big comeback album being a bit of a let down and the subsequent tour inevitably being a little too centred around it.
It was a shame. Idlewild were once one of my favourite bands but my response to seeing that they were paying Electric Fields bill was "Aye, fuck it. That'll be alright."
I did recently try and get tickets to see them play the third and my favourite Idlewild LP, The Remote Part, in full but, once again, I missed the boat. I tried to get a second hand ticket off Gumtree but the prick selling them would only sell both at once. It's not my fault I have no mates.