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When you really think about Elbow – and their omnipresence in our sports TV shows means that we have plenty of opportunity to do so – it’s really kind of…

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Hamish MacBain takes on this week’s releases. Elbow – ‘Lippy Kids’ Good on Elbow and all that, but fuck me backwards, their Glasto set was nauseatingly pleasant. This is…

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While Guy Garvey is at pains to remind us all that this gig sold out before his band’s Mercury Prize triumph, their current UK tour is completely coloured by it,…

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If 2005’s ‘Leaders Of The Free World’ was Elbow’s on-tour love letter to Manchester, this is the sound of them returning and re-evaluating their relationship with the city. Mancunians have…

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You can pretty much say anything in a Mancunian accent and still sound ridiculously relaxed. Whether trapped in a well or angrily protesting a crossbow injury the likelihood is that…

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This is the new, classier Elbow,” announces Guy Garvey, surveying his surroundings. We’re at the Porchester Hall – an opulent west London ballroom opened in the reign of George V…

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Elbow’s Guy Garvey isn’t your average pop star. A romantic grump with the voice of a cherub, he makes no attempt to cover up his thirtysomething years with a fake…

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Hooray! Manchester has delivered its first great album of the millennium. Others will doubtless follow, but few will conjure up magic as brooding as [a]Elbow[/a] have here. Peering back through…

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