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Listen: Elbow Share New Song Inspired by Pixies’ Black Francis - “All Disco”

Little Fictions Due Out February 3 via Concord

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Elbow are releasing a new album (their seventh), Little Fictions, on February 3, 2017 via Concord. Previously the British band shared its beautiful first single, “Magnificent (She Says),” as well as an equally stirring video for the song. Now the band has shared another song from the album, “All Disco.” The song was inspired by a radio interview Garvey once did with Pixies’ Black Francis (aka Frank Black). Listen to the song below, followed by the band’s U.K. tour dates.

In a video posted to Elbow’s Facebook account, Garvey explained the inspiration behind “All Disco,” saying: “‘All Disco’ is one of the few that started theme first. I remember this phrase from Black Francis from the Pixies, Charles is his real name. I interviewed him for a radio station 10 years ago in Lynchburg, Tennessee. I was talking to him about between him being Black Francis and Frank Black and all these different incarnations, and I said, ‘With all these different styles of music, where are you going next?’ That was my question. And he said something along the lines of, ‘You have punk rock, you have rock, you have blues, you have soul, it’s all disco…. And I just love that attitude, from one of the most influential people, particularly to me, in alternative music. For him to have this attitude of ‘put everything into it, invest everything into it, but remember it’s not everything.’ I think that’s a really good way to do it. He’s not having any money but he gave us a really good chorus there.” Watch that video below.

Little Fictions is the Manchester, England band’s first album without drummer and founding member Richard Jupp, who left the band earlier this year to focus on other creative projects, including his drum school. A press release says this forced the band to take “new approaches to rhythm,” with the band “utilizing percussive noises, sampling, and loops to build tracks.” The album is also described as upbeat and joyous. The album was written collaboratively by all four members, first in a house in Scotland and then in frontman Guy Garvey’s attic, before being recorded in the Blueprint Studios in Salford, near Manchester. The album features the string players of The Hallé Orchestra, the Hallé Ancoats Community Choir, members of London Contemporary Voices, and session drummer Alex Reeves.

Elbow’s last album was 2014’s The Take Off and Landing of Everything, although last year 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.

Elbow U.K. Tour Dates:

Sun February 26 2017 - DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Mon February 27 2017 - DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Wed March 01 2017 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Thu March 02 2017 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sat March 04 2017 - LONDON Eventim Apollo
Sun March 05 2017 - LONDON Eventim Apollo
Mon March 06 2017 - LONDON Eventim Apollo
Wed March 08 2017 - BOURNEMOUTH BIC
Thu March 09 2017 - PLYMOUTH Pavilions
Fri March 10 2017 - NEWPORT Centre
Sun March 12 2017 - EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Mon March 13 2017 - EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Tue March 14 2017 - BRIDLINGTON Spa
Wed March 15 2017 - DONCASTER Dome
Thu March 16 2017 - LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Sat March 18 2017 - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Sun March 19 2017 - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Mon March 20 2017 - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo


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June 20th 2017

You should put this on Everipedia, a wiki style encyclopedia site.