Following the immense success of elbow’s double platinum selling The Seldom Seen Kid, Manchester’s finest five-piece are pleased to announce the release of their fifth studio album, Buld a Rocket Boys! which will be released in the United States on April 12th. A digital version of the album is available now to coincide with the March 7th UK release.
“Lyrically this is a record about the ups and downs of being young through the eyes of someone who loved and hated it all at the same time. Ultimately though, when we listen back to this record in years to come it will remind us of how it felt to be the same old friends, in the same wonderful studio, in the same old town making another record we’re immensely proud of but this time in the warm glow of having realized all the plans we made as boys. The album title recommends that everybody have a go.”
Says Guy Garvey, the bands lead-man and vocalist when asked about the inspiration and efforts that went into making Build a Rocket Boys! Going on to become one of the UK’s most loved and influential bands, The Seldom Seen Kid went on to the receive the Mercury Music Album Of The Year for 2008, whilst “One Day Like This” (the official soundtrack to England’s World Cup and Olympics) and “Grounds For Divorce” both deservedly collected Ivor Novello Awards, they were also named Best British Band at the 2009 BRITS, picked up a South Bank Show award and were heralded for their ‘Outstanding Contribution to British Music’ at the 2009 NME Awards.
Continuous radio play and support from the media and fans alike has clearly solidified elbow as one of the worlds most promising and treasured live and studio acts of our time. With the release of their forthcoming full-length Build a Rocket Boys! and a highly anticipated performance at this years Coachella Music Festival, elbow are about to remind us all exactly why they are still going strong after 20 years.
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