Published on August 3rd, 2012 | by RMX0
Elbow have Revealed a New Jewish Folk Song Direction
Fans of Elbow have to contend with the new Jewish Folk song direction that the band has taken in their new album. Currently they are doing a follow-up to ‘Build a Rocket Boys’. They reference Spiritualized, My Bloody Valentine and Ride. Their bassist Pete Turner was speaking to the Worksop Guardian when he described some of the changes the band wants to make in their music. At the moment they have half the album ready. Interestingly their last album was only released last year which seems to be an indicator of the speed at which the band is operating.
- Taking an experimental approach to music: The band seems to have decided to move to the leftfield with their stuff. They reference a lot of Spiritualized but they are also working on new things. He described an anecdote about when they were working on a new tune. Guy Garvey pointed out the fact that their tune was very similar to a Jewish folk song. From then on the band decided to keep that vibe running. The nearest description he could find was that of Eastern European stop-animation films.
Will the fans love it? Certainly this is something different. Meanwhile Elbow is planning to tour some UK arenas in the autumn season. They will start at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham on the 26th of November before moving on to the Birmingham NIA on the 28th. The next day they will be at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. They are back to their hometown in Manchester on the 1st of December before concluding the tour on the 2nd at the O2 arena in London.
What do they plan to offer the fans?
Turner says that their upcoming tour will be very similar to the band’s last tour. They will bring the crowd in such a way that the arena seems smaller than it really is. However they also plan to add new lights, ideas and visuals. Moreover they will be delving back into the Elbow catalogue in a major way unlike their last jaunt where the oldies were few and far between. The band hopes that they can offer their fans a couple of hours of fun. They think that this will be a brilliant way to round of the album as well as their year. It is not often that you get a band that is trying to drive their career with such focus and dedication.