HUGE fan! Love the new track. If you haven't caught them live you are really missing out. Saw them at the 9:30 club in DC on their last tour. I took my son and it was his first concert (he was 15 at the time). We were able to spend some time with the band afterwards, which was great. Genuinely lovely, gracious guys. It was talking to good friends. Needless to say my son was on cloud nine. Magical night indeed.
I dare anyone to listen to "The Seldom Seen Kid" and not walk away impressed. Brilliant and unique songwriting all around.
I stumbled across Elbow one night on Palladia, a live set at some UK festival. I'd seen the name around, but hadn't heard them. "Who the hell is this Ricky Gervais looking geezer fronting a band?" I thought.
Amazing. "The Seldom Scene Kid" is great from beginning to end, and a proper album instead of tracks sequenced together.