There are at least two bands known as The Idea: 1. The Idea was a jangle pop band quite similar to such contemporaries as Pop Art and Happydeadmen. With harmonies, smooth chiming guitars, clever lyrics and an unmatched knack for melodies they released a pop masterpiece called "Sideways Smile" in the year of 1992. 2. The Idea are a three piece rock band from Houston, Scotland. They are made up by Kami Toman, on vocals and guitars, Graeme Curtis on Drums and Backup vocals, Ryan Hunter on Bass. Formed November 2004.