Band discuss themes and sound of fifth LP
Andrew Trendell

12:39 8th January 2014

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Elbow have renamed their forthcoming sixth album as 'The Take Off And Landing Of Everything'.

The album by the Mercury-winning Mancunians was previously titled Carry Her, Carry Me. In a new interview with Q Magazine, frontman Guy Garvey explained the change in name. 

"It always happens, this," said Garvey. "The title's now from a song there - this huge, cacophonous thing, born of our love for space rock, prog, Primal Scream and Spiritualized."

He continued: "It's to do with the fact that there have been lots of life events. There are five members of the band, people have split up, got together, had children, it never stops this stuff. Especially round the 40 mark; there's lots of re-evaluations in life, and yet I wanted to remain celebratory about that. Everybody's feeling relief with remorse, next to joy, next to loss. But I think think laughing very hard and worrying very little is a good way to keep young."

Typically wise words from Mr Garvey. 

Watch Elbow perform new song 'Charge' below

Elaborating on the mood of the album, Garvey added: "One overarching theme on this record is me fliting between Manchester and New York. I'm having an intense love affair with Brooklyn. The energy of Manhatting I can only dip into - I couldn't live there. I need the option of a cosy pub and a quiet chat."

The Take Off And Landing Of Everything is due for release on 10 March 2014. 

Elbow's full dates for their April UK tour are:
Sat 5th – Birmingham LG Arena
Sun 6th – Glasgow SSE Hydro
Tue 8th – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Wed 9th - Manchester Phones 4U Arena
Fri 11th – Leeds First Direct Arena
Sat 12th – Liverpool Echo Arena Mon
14th – Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Wed 16th – London The O2

Tickets are on sale now. For more information visit Gigwise gig tickets

Below: Photos of Elbow live at London's O2 Arena

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