"With Stampede you get more than just people who are going to push something they believe in. They offer insight and some much needed council when trying to make sense of the ever changing music industry." - Peter Pagoni (Idlewar)

Idlewar live


Californian groove rockers Idlewar teamed up with Stampede in 2016 following recommendations from press and media friends. The group’s profile was starting to rise due to the hard work of the O.C. Californian trio but required some focus to help their music reach more tastemakers in the industry.

There were three key goals Idlewar wanted to achieve whilst working with Stampede: 1) Planet Rock Radio airplay 2) Featured by Classic Rock Magazine. 3) Tour the UK; all of which we achieved through strong strategy and teamwork.

There’s no doubt that Idlewar were making a solid impression with media and fans alike. Notably Planet Rock really supported the band and were kind enough to play four of the Idlewar’s singles, equalling 30+ weeks on the playlist and Classic Rock Magazine described the group as “IMMENSE.”

Stampede secured UK/European distribution with PHD which saw Idlewar’s debut album on sale in-store at HMV, and through combined efforts with our friends in the music industry: Idlewar landed a UK tour as special guests to Stone Broken, and a slot at prestigious festival Planet Rockstock.

Following the release of their popular debut album ‘Impulse’ in the Autumn of 2016, it was a real pleasure to see the band validated for the great music and realise their aspirations to come over to tour the UK, play sold out shows and meet a lot people that love the band.

In 2017, Idlewar inked a deal with UK record label Off Yer Rocka Recordings for the release of the follow up album to ‘Impulse’, and we wish them every success for the future.

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