21 September 2010

Elbow Plans For 2011

Elbow front man Guy Garvey is slowly revealing details of the Mancunian band's plans for calendar year 2011. In this past week's edition of NME, it was announced that the group will play a series of shows in March 2011 at arenas in Scotland and England. "There will be some theatre involved," Garvey said. "There are a few very special guests on the record, and hopefully they’ll be coming out with us live as well." Hopefully, a world tour backing the new record, with the working title Lippy Kids, will follow.

Garvey, who produced I Am Kloot's fifth album, Sky At Night, this past year (which was nominated for the Mercury Prize), is buoyed by recent recording sessions. "We're all buzzing off it," he explained. "You have periods of nervousness and then you have periods of elation. And we're all buzzing off it at the minute."

The lead singer says that Lippy Kids is "about three-quarters done" and that "it's quite a nostalgic thing. I've got a thing about growing up, not needing to, but a certain period of your life when - well kids are called 'hoodies' these days aren't they when they reach their teens. I remember it being an amazing important time, so I've written a lot about that."

Elbow's last effort from 2008, The Seldom Seen Kid, turned out to be a classic. We'll update you when a release date is announced.

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