Elbow’s Guy Garvey calls Donald Trump and Brexit victories ‘the biggest disaster our generation has seen’

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'It’s a new low. Of moral-less society'

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey has spoken out about life in the wake of Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidency – damning it as ‘the biggest disaster our generation has seen’.

Garvey was talking to Q Magazine when asked about the track ‘K2’ from their acclaimed new album ‘Little Fictions’ – featuring the lyrics “I’m from a land with an island status – everyone hates us.”

“It was protest-voting as opposed to aspiring to something better, throwing rocks at the machine same with Trump,” Garvey said of Brexit. It’s the biggest disaster our generation has seen.”

Garvey continued: “Trump is part of a generation of self-promotional people who’ll make hateful decisions simply for the headlines. It’s a new low. Of moral-less society.”

He added: “I’ll never align myself to any political party again, I’ll vote on single issues.”

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Elbow’s upcoming 2017 UK tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale now.

Sun February 26 2017 – DUBLIN Olympia
Mon February 27 2017 – DUBLIN Olympia
Wed March 01 2017 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Thu March 02 2017 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Sat March 04 2017 – LONDON Eventim Apollo
Sun March 05 2017 – LONDON Eventim Apollo
Mon March 06 2017 – LONDON Eventim Apollo
Wed March 08 2017 – BOURNEMOUTH BIC
Thu March 09 2017 – PLYMOUTH Pavilions
Fri March 10 2017 – NEWPORT Newport Centre
Sun March 12 2017 – EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Mon March 13 2017 – EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Tue March 14 2017 – BRIDLINGTON Spa Bridlington
Wed March 15 2017 – DONCASTER Doncaster Dome
Thu March 16 2017 – LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Sat March 18 2017 – MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Sun March 19 2017 – MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Mon March 20 2017 – MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Tue March 21 2017 – MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Thu June 15 2017 – TETBURY Westonbirt Arboretum
Sat June 17 2017 – TUNBRIDGE WELLS Bedgebury Pinetum
Wed June 21 2017 – CORK Live at the Marquee
Sat June 24 2017 – PICKERING Dalby Forest
Sun June 25 2017 – NOTTINGHAM Sherwood Pines
Thu June 29 2017 – BRANDON Thetford Forest
Fri June 30 2017 – NORTHWICH Delamere Forest
Thu July 06 2017 – TYNEMOUTH Tynemouth Priory and Castle
Fri July 07 2017 – RUGELEY Cannock Chase Forest