Guy Garvey and Pete Turner from Elbow talk about their latest album ‘Build A Rocket Boys!’ and what it’s like touring in the U.K. and the U.S.
“The boys it’s addressing are anybody between 40 and 22 that’s finding out who they are and what they’re doing,” Garvey explained. “What they want to do in their lives. What they agree with in their upbringing or what they don’t agree with. It basically was writing about the past.”
“We all got together when we finished touring ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’, and talked about where we were going to go with the next album,” Turner added. “We all knew that we weren’t gonna do a ‘Seldom Seen Kid’ part 2, and we kinda didn’t want to do a big anthemic album, and we didn’t want to go left field. We kind of wanted to go back to the idea that less is more.”
Watch the segment via YouTube below.
Elbow’s previous performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic was one of host Jason Bentley’s all time favorites and the UK band back returned to the studio to perform tracks from their new album ‘Build a Rocket Boys!’ ahead of their Coachella gig. The full session has since been removed, but view the ‘One Day Like This’ performance via YouTube below.
Geoff Lloyd of Absolute Radio in London spoke to Guy Garvey and Pete Turner of Elbow on the Hometime Show. Guy and Pete revealed a very funny “before they were famous moment” on the Richard and Judy show, where Pete phoned into the show posing as Guy to complain about his housemate. They went on to talk about their heated competitions to outdo each other on Twitter, being the best of friends, going on vacation together and playing games imitating Dracula by the swimming pool, the new album and more. Watch it via YouTube below.
Mark Potter and Pete Turner of Elbow spoke with Geoff Lloyd of Absolute Radio at the 2009 V Festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford last weekend. The English alternative rock group discussed plans for the next record, coming to the end of 150 live dates, the Elbow juniors, the emotions of getting to where they’ve got, and more. Watch it via YouTube below the cut. (more…)
Rock acts on television this week include:
The Fray perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Monday.
Spinal Tap perform on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Monday and ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ (Comedy Central) on Tuesday.
Silversun Pickups perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Tuesday and ‘It’s On with Alexa Chung’ (MTV) on Wednesday.
Elbow perform on ‘The Late Show’ (CBS) on Wednesday.
The Sounds perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Wednesday.
Cage the Elephant perform on ‘The Late Show’ (CBS) on Thursday.
Jarvis Cocker performs on ‘Late Night’ (NBC) on Thursday.
Jack’s Mannequin perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Thursday.
Constantine Maroulis visits ‘The View’ (ABC) on Friday.
Ben Harper & Relentless7 perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ (NBC) on Friday.
Adrian Hieatt of Absolute Radio spoke with Elbow bassist Pete Turner on the red carpet of the 2009 NME Awards, where he spoke about their planned performance at the event, festival plans, his thoughts on Oasis’ lasting success, and British music being in a great place right now. “It’s the best country in the world for music,” he said. “By a mile.” Watch the interview below the cut. (more…)
Absolute Radio’s Adrian Hieatt caught up with Elbow, winners of the Best British Group Award, on the red carpet in Earls Court at the Brit Awards 2009. They talked about the success of their last album and their successful 2008, being inspired by U2, writing new stuff in Scotland at a retreat, and plans for a couple summer festival shows.
The interview at YouTube has since been removed.
Elbow have started work on their new album and tell ITN they’ve offered Tom Jones a starring role. “We’re pretty much back in the studio,” drummer Richard Jupp said. “We’ve just been listening to tunes that inspire us. Try and get a shape of the record. And we’re off to Mote in a couple of weeks to do a week’s worth of writing, sit down and take a breather.” Watch the comments below the cut. (more…)
Elbow are out with the video to their new single ‘The Bones Of You’, off the British alternative rock group’s fourth studio album ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’, out now on Geffen Records. Watch it at MySpace.
Elbow are out with the video to their new single ‘Grounds For Divorce’, the lead single from the British indie rock band’s fourth studio album ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’, out now on Geffen Records. Watch it via YouTube below.