The band reveal their ’Leaders Of The Free World’…
ELBOW have given NME.COM an exclusive preview of their new DVD.
Featuring a mixture of live footage of the band recording their upcoming third album and animations, the disc was created by the group and production team The Soup Collective.
Singer Guy Garvey told NME.COM: “The Soup Collective are old friends. We’ve worked with them for a long time and they hand-picked the best young artists in Manchester to come into the room.”
He added: “So at any one point while we were writing and recording songs, under a curtain at the bottom end of the room there was a stop frame animation involving a train set going on, in another room there was an animation involving line drawings, in the back room there was a computer generated idea going on, none of which interrupted the writing and recording process.”
Elbow have also changed the name of their new album at the eleventh hour. The LP – due for release on September 5 following their Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festival appearances – will now be titled ‘Leaders Of The Free World’ after one of the songs on the album.
Garvey explained the reasoning behind the change, saying: “We listened to the record together after a few days break and realised the title ‘The Stops’ sounded like a last record. ‘Leaders Of The Free World’ is at the centre of the record and let’s face it, in a way, so are we.”
As previously reported on NME.COM, Elbow will be premiering their new DVD in London on July 6.
An exclusive screening will be taking place at the capital’s National Film Theatre, giving fans an exclusive chance to see the production first.
Tickets for the screening will be limited and members of Elbow will DJ in the NFT bar after the event.
All Elbow fans and NFT members get first priority and are entitled to a discount on all tickets.
To buy tickets – priced at £8.20, concessions £6.25 – contact the NFT Box Office on 0207 928 3232. Elbow fans will be able to get discount by quoting ’Leaders’ when making a booking.