Elbow announce new Manchester-inspired ‘Lost Worker Bee’ EP

The four-track effort will be released later in July

Elbow will return with a new EP later this month.

The ‘Lost Worker Bee’ EP will be released on July 24, comprising of four songs in total: the title-track, ‘And It Snowed’, ‘Roll Call’, ‘Usually Bright’.

The release follows on from recent single ‘What Time Do You Call This?’, a song recorded especially for recent Simon Pegg film Man Up.

In a press release, the band call the new EP “a welcome return to the format” that “characterised” their early releases.

Guy Garvey explains: “Elbow are involved in various solo projects and collaborative endeavours for the next few months and we just felt we really wanted to get ‘something’ away to tide fans over until the next album.”

“We’ve always loved the EP as a format and we’ve enjoyed making this one so much I wouldn’t be surprised if there was another before long.”

“All the songs on this EP are set in Manchester city centre. Manchester’s symbol has been the worker bee for hundreds of years and the lead track is about finding love far away from home. Far from being just a stop gap this is one of our proudest releases.”

A video for the song ‘Lost Worker Bee’ will be released along with the short-player on July 24.


Elbow released their sixth album ‘The Take Off And Landing Of Everything’ in March 2014.

Elbow headline Kendal Calling on August 1 and On Blackheath on September 12, while singer Guy Garvey is also working on his debut solo album, which is due out in the autumn.