2005 is shaping up to be quite a good year for Elbow fans. A new album and DVD are both scheduled for release this year in the UK, hopefully in the US as well. The band along with the production team The Soup Collective created the DVD. It will feature a combination of live performances, studio footage and even some animations.
Animations? Studio footage? In an interview with NME, frontman Guy Garvey explained: “So at any one point while we were writing and recording songs, under a curtain at the bottom end of the room there was a stop frame animation involving a train set going on, in another room there was an animation involving line drawings, in the back room there was a computer generated idea going on, none of which interrupted the writing and recording process.”
Elbow is looking to release their new album following their Reading and Leeds festival appearances. Their upcoming third album was originally titled The Stops, but will now be called Leaders Of The Free World. The UK street date is currently set for September 5.
As for the sudden album title change, Garvey said: “We listened to the record together after a few days break and realised the title The Stops sounded like a last record. Leaders Of The Free World is at the centre of the record and let’s face it, in a way, so are we.” Man… that is deep.