ARRIBA ARRIBA! ELBOW GO MEXICAN!

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New material was performed last night for last show of the summer…

ELBOW debuted a new song in LONDON last night.

Seeming reluctant to wind up the touring campaign for second album ‘Cast Of Thousands’, the Manchester conquerors played one last show at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

And fresh from their summer of festivals, they debuted a new song, ‘Mexican Standoff’, a hard, rhythmic track reminiscent of ‘Bitten By The Tailfly’.

They also took the opportunity to change the set around, opening with ‘George Lassoes The Moon’, a B-side from their early Uglyman EPs. They finished with the now traditional singalong ‘Grace Under Pressure’, while the backdrop was a massive logo for the Mines Advisory Group, the organisation that clears landmines in war-torn countries that the band have vocally supported, along with a line from the song, ‘we still believe in love’.

And after the show, the band told NME.COM that they were hoping to have new material completed by the end of the year.

Crooner Jamie Cullum, The Thrills’ Dave McCabe, Conor Deasy and Kevin Horan from [a][/a] were in attendance. Support came from Thirteen Senses and Meadow.

The setlist was;

‘George Lassoes The Moon’

‘Any Day Now’

‘Fugitive Motel’

‘Fallen Angel’

‘Red’

‘Powder Blue’

‘Mexican Standoff’

‘Bitten By The Tailfly’

‘New Born’

‘Scattered Black and Whites’

‘Ribcage’

‘Switching Off’

‘Grace Under Pressure’

For more information on the Mines Advisory Group visit [url=]magclearsmines.org.