Guy Garvey is a man on a mission. He seems to want his quintet from Manchester to be the best
new band of 2001 and he's well on his way. His act, Elbow have released one of the best albums
of the year, Asleep at the Back, and now issue a fourth single from the incredibly deep album,
"Powder Blue." This is the kind of song you wish music supervisors or soundtrack directors put in
movies; the scene where the lovelorn guy drives through the city and the surrounding territory in a sexy
convertible, dwelling on the object of his affection. THIS is the song that should be playing, and, with any
luck, sometime in the coming year it will be.