Posts Tagged ‘Guy Garvey’

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Elbow have shared the first single from their upcoming new album ‘Giants Of All Sizes’. The lengthy track ‘Dexter & Sinister’ With echoes of the sonic textures from across their albums, the first taster of album No8 sees the band blending bluesy basslines, a soulful chorus, subtle electronica and a little bit of Manchester swagger beneath some typically vivid Guy Garvey lyrics as he pines of being, “Unstuck and the whole archipelago is rocking like a suicide pedalo at high tide“.

Garvey said that the track deals with “a great, big, bewildered question dealing with my feelings on Brexit, the loss of family and friends and the general sense of disaffection you see all around at the moment.” . Recent weeks have seen the band teasing their new album with social media posts and billboards baring its title.

Due for release on October 11th, ‘Giants Of All Sizes’ is the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Little Fictions’.

Elbow will headline the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival in Scotland this evening (Thursday August 1), before their tour continues across to European festivals. UK and European headline tour dates are expected to be announced shortly.

Elbow have also been announced as one of four ambassadors for this year’s National Album Day, which takes place on Saturday October 12th, representing the North of England.

The track is available to pre-order as a limited edition 10 inch single.

Band Members
Guy Garvey, Craig Potter, Mark Potter and Pete Turner

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‘Kindling (Fickle Flame)’, a special re-recorded version of the ‘Little Fictions’ album track, has been transformed into a duet between Guy and John Grant