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Elbow and John Grant Team Up for the “Kindling (Fickle Flame)” Video

Little Fictions Out Now via Concord

Sep 18, 2017 Elbow
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Elbow released a new album (their seventh), Little Fictions, back in February via Concord. A couple of weeks ago the band shared a new version of Little Fictions’ closing track “Kindling.” Renamed “Kindling (Fickle Flame),” this version is redone as a duet with John Grant (it was one of our Songs of the Week). Not coincidentally, the band also at the same time announced some 2018 European dates with Grant opening. Now a video for the new version has been shared. The black & white clip features Elbow frontman Guy Garvey performing the song in one studio, while Grant sings it in another studio (likely in a whole other country).Watch it below, followed by Elbow’s upcoming tour dates.

Also read our interview with Elbow’s Guy Garvey on Little Fictions.

Elbow’s last album was 2014’s The Take Off and Landing of Everything, although in 2015 frontman Guy Garvey released his debut solo album, Courting the Squall.

Read our 2014 print article on Elbow and our 2014 web-exclusive interview with Garvey on his favorite cities. Also read our 2016 The End interview with Garvey on endings and death.

Grant’s last album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, came out in 2015.

Read our 2015 interview with Grant on Grey Tickles, Black Pressure.

Also read our 2013 interview with Grant, one of the most honest and personal interviews we’ve ever done.

Elbow Tour Dates:

Newly Announced European Dates with John Grant Opening:

Feb 26 - Amsterdam AFAS Live
Feb 27 - Antwerp Lotto Arena
Mar 02 - Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Mar 03 - Birmingham Genting Arena
Mar 04 - Manchester Arena
Mar 06 - Leeds First Direct Arena
Mar 07 - London The O2

U.S. Tour Dates:

11/01 - Paradise Club - Boston, MA - SOLD OUT
11/02 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
11/03 - The Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA
11/04 - 9:30 Club - Washington, D.C - SOLD OUT
11/06 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON - SOLD OUT
11/07 - St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
11/08 - The Vic - Chicago, IL
11/10 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA - SOLD OUT
11/11 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
11/13 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
11/14 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
11/16 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA

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