Ahhh...another single, yet more acoustic-based groove glory from our Mancunian friends,
Elbow. Lead singer Guy Garvey is back in Peter Gabriel mode,
his plaintive tones floating above the melancholic guitar and piano melodies, the shuffling
drum beat edging the song forward so delicately. A string section enters, further
ensconcing the track in emotive territory. Elbow is perfect crush tape material,
and they write the kind of songs that just beg to be placed on the right movie soundtrack.
Get your spelunking gear on and hunt down this band and you can say you knew about
them when...