Elbow has been on an extended worldwide tour, riding the wave of their Mercury Prize winning album, Seldom Seen Kid. But they haven’t lost sight of their next album, their fifth, which is expected to be released in September 2010.
The group is certainly feeling the pressure for their follow up to the acclaimed Seldom Seen Kid. Bassist Pete Turner admitted to the BBC, “There is [pressure]. I think we’re up there for a little bit of a taking down almost – for us it means we’ll work a little bit harder.”
Part of working harder means the band will be more organized upon entering the studio, with songs in hand. Something they haven’t done in previous sessions. To that end the group has been diligently writing on the road, setting up writing rooms at every stop.
Elbow will be performing a smattering of US dates throughout the East coast this summer, including the recently announced All Points West Festival. The only West Coast stop they have scheduled is The Wiltern in LA on July 22.
Listen to “Running to Stand Still (U2 Cover), off the recently released War Child charity album.