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Garvey says he's being 'writing about the past' on new record

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey has revealed that the band’s new album is a “different beast” to their 2008 record ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’.

Speaking in the new issue of NME, Garvey explained that the new record is “romantic and nostalgic, as a lot of our stuff is, but… I don’t really know how to put it; I suppose it’s bigger in some places and subtler in others”.

Garvey also added that he’s been “writing more about the past” on the new record than before.

“It’s almost been a bit like digging through old photographs,” he said. “One of the main themes of the record is me getting really annoyed when young people are alienated or demonised by the press because they wear their hoods up. Especially because, as far as I’m aware, hoods have been around for a pretty long time. I certainly had a snorkel parka when I was younger!”

Meanwhile, in other Elbow news, the band have announced a new UK arena tour to take place next March.

Get the full interview with Garvey in this week’s NME, it’s on UK newsstands, or available digitally worldwide, right now.