ELBOW will perform at the historic Fox Theater in Oakland on November 13th!
Tickets are on sale NOW via the Fox Theater's official website TheFoxOakland.com.
Listen to ELBOW:
‘Little Fictions’. elbow’s seventh studio album and, at the time of writing at least, the four band member’s favourite.
Lead single ‘Magnificent (She Says)’ encapsulates many of the changes in attitude that the band identify as this new approach to their music. A life affirming, unapologetically joyous piece of music, it is the kind of tune that, on previous elbow albums, may have been worried over. Not this time. Sat in his producer’s chair, Craig felt ‘It came very naturally’; for Pete ‘it went to the only place it could go’. Mark regards it as ‘the songpeople have been waiting for us to do’ whilst its unashamed upbeat title and chorus refrain was ‘the first thing that came to my lips’ according to Guy. Opening the album with it is a further statement of intent for elbow, ‘our way of saying it is a cool song, that we’re immensely proud of it’ as Mark confidently states.
When the four first clustered around an open fire in Scotland in January of 2016, such clarity was far away. The album was a blank page and Pete reveals that the first few days were ‘booze fuelled and not very productive’ but as the band found the ‘creative space where we all meet’ that Mark regards as the core meaning of elbow, the music began to emerge.