Elbow ‘ignored excitement of big stages’ while making new album

Guy Garvey claims band felt less pressure making 'Build A Rocket Boys!'

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey has said the band felt less pressure while recording their new album ‘Build A Rocket Boys!’ than with their previous studio efforts.

Speaking to Thequietus.com, the frontman claimed the Bury group “tried to ignore the excitement of the big stages we knew we were now going to play” while working on the follow-up to their 2008 Mercury Prize-winning album ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’.

“We had a conversation right at the top of the making [the album] and we agreed that as always we were just going to get stuck in,” Garvey said.

“The pressures of following such a hugely successful record were nothing compared to the making of the previous albums. If anything it just gave us confidence.”

‘Build A Rocket Boys! is due to be released on March 7, with the first single ‘Neat Little Rows’ coming out a week earlier.

An in-studio clip of another track, ‘Lippy Kids’, was posted on buildarocketboys.com last December.

Elbow begin a tour of UK arenas at Glasgow SECC on March 15.