Given that the solo career tends to happen after the time spent in a band, it’s no great surprise to find that the wiser, older solo artist eschews the rough edges of his or her callow youth, unplugs the guitar (or at least dials it back down from 11), and adopts a more philosophical musical stance. Which is all the explanation you need for the difference between Roddy Woomble the folksy solo troubadour and Roddy Woomble the lead singer of Idlewild, whose music was once described as “the sound of a flight of stairs falling down a flight of stairs”.

Leaving Without Gold is somewhere between the two, very effectively acting out the role of unthreatening poppy lead single, from what I suspect might be an inexhaustible supply Woomble has stashed away in some remote Scottish highland.