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Articles Tagged 'Elbow'


WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch Appears in New ‘Elbow’ Music Video

English indie-rock band Elbow released their latest music video on Friday (January 27), and it features a surprise cameo by one Benedict Cumberbatch. His is one of many different faces shown in close-up singing along to the band’s new song “Gentle Storm,” before seamlessly morphing into one another. It’s not the first time Benedict’s made a foray into the music world, of […]

A selection of 2014’s musical faces

25 Great British Songs You Should Have Heard in 2014

Sam Smith replaced Adele as the face of British music this year, with the concurrent Billboard top 10s and multiple Grammy nominations to show for it. But there were many other U.K. musicians who deserved a bit of time in the spotlight, and that’s where this list comes in. Here are the tracks from a […]


Five Great British Musical Treats For Bastille Fans

“Pompeii” by Bastille is kind of hard to get away from, isn’t it? Not just a worldwide hit, but one that seems to draw together a few dominant themes in modern pop music (excluding those of a hypersexual, club-going-to nature). You’ve got your faint echoes of British electronic dance music, but played on acoustic instruments […]


Ultimate British Mixtape: Guy Garvey’s Six Songs That Represent the U.K.

Manchester native Guy Garvey has become an elder statesman in the world of British rock. In the past 15 years, the band he fronts, the arty yet accessible Elbow, has released five marvelous albums, including their breakthrough, 2008’s Mercury Prize-winning Seldom Seen Kid. That collection of anthems produced two classic singles, the anguished blues-rock of […]

Iron Maiden’s Trooper Ale

Five British Rockers Who Have Their Own Beer

And by “have their own beer” I don’t mean they’re tight-fisted when it comes to getting a round in (although you know what they say about lead singers). These five musical performers are so fussy about their drinking, they’ve elected to make a special brew – note: not Special Brew – so’s to be sure […]

The Brit List: Five Alternative Sources Of Paul McCartney

Let’s face facts, Sir Paul McCartney – national treasure that he is, global unificator, former Beatle, former Wing, and generally energetic and breezy presence at the rock ‘n’ roll tea party – is not going to last forever. We all saw him at the opening ceremony of the London Games on Friday, somewhat hoarse of […]

Music Roundup: Five Official Themes From The London Games

Here’s Elbow’s score for the BBC coverage of the games. They’ve arranged it so it can be cropped into tiny bits and used for trails, montages and all sorts. At first it just sounds like TV music, but then somehow it also sounds like Elbow. How very apt: And here’s the Chemical Brothers and their […]

Elbow To Record (Another) Olympian Anthem

Elbow should be a band who are well used to creating a sense of drama, which is probably why they have been chosen to provide a new song for the BBC coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Although, thinking about it, they could do worse than just give them this one: Or this one […]

Adele, Elbow, PJ Harvey Nominated For Mercury Prize

The nominations for this year’s Mercury Awards have just been announced, and as usual, there are no clear front-runners as yet (although if I was in charge, it’d be an easy win for Everything Everything), so here’s the full list and a video clip from each artist. We’ve also had a think about each album’s […]

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