BOTH SHOWS ARE NOW SOLD OUT THANK YOU
PLEASE NOTE Album + Ticket Bundles are limited to 3 per person, Ticket only is limited to 1 per person
Album and ticket bundles start from only £19.99 (postage or collection)
Release Date Friday 11th October (Album launch gigs Monday 14th October)
All pre-orders will be dispatched/ready for collection on that date.
elbow - Giant Of All Sizes Album + Brudenell Social Club Ticket Bundle EARLY SHOW
(PLEASE READ DETAILS BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER)
To celebrate the release of their 8th studio album elbow will perform 2 stripped back sets featuring tracks from the new album and also songs from their extensive back catalogue, these Launch shows will take place at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on Monday 14th October (This is for the EARLY show doors will be 6:30pm and the band on stage at 7pm so please be prompt).
We have set up special bundles (in the drop down box above) for this release where fans of the band can purchase a copy of the album on any of the formats available and get a ticket for this exclusive launch gig at the Brudenell. There is a limited capacity for this event so we would expect all the album and ticket bundles to sell out very quickly.
This is an ALL AGES SHOW
One copy of an album on any format gets one ticket for the gig. Two album purchases gets two tickets.
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE PRINTING TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT AND THEY WILL BE NEEDED FOR ENTRY TO THE BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB. ORDER EMAILS ETC WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED ON THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT.
If you select Collect in Store Tickets and/or Albums need collecting Between Friday 11th October and Monday 14th October during our opening hours 9:30-6pm Mons-Sat 11-4pm Sun (before heading to the venue)
If you select shipping, tickets will be sent out separately a week before the event. Albums will follow for delivery on release date (Friday 11th October)
There is NO collect at venue option.
elbow release their eighth studio album on 11th October 2019.
‘Giants of All Sizes’ was recorded at Hamburg’s Clouds Hill Studio, The Dairy in Brixton, 604 Studios in Vancouver and Blueprint Studios in Salford with additional recording taking place at various band member’s home studios spread across Manchester. As with their previous four studio albums, ‘Giants’ was produced and mixed by Craig Potter. Guests across the album include Jesca Hoop, The Plumedores and South London newcomer Chilli Chilton.
Guy Garvey describes the album as “an angry, old blue lament which finds its salvation in family, friends, the band and new life.” It is a record that lyrically takes in moments of deep personal loss whilst reflecting its times by confronting head-on the spectres of injustice and division not just in the UK but across the world. It is a record that could only have been made in the 21st Century.
Given such bleak, if ultimately redeemed, subject matter, it is also, perversely, the most relaxed record which elbow have made in some time. On ‘Giants of All Sizes’, each band member extended their usual process of working on demos alone and followed their vision to its conclusion rather than, as Craig Potter puts it, ‘taking the edges off things to find compromise’. In tandem with this, they returned to playing live in the studio, encouraged to experiment with the banks of analogue equipment at Clouds Hill in Northern Germany, giving songs a looser, more live feel.
The result is the most starkly dynamic record from the band in recent times, “Sonically unabashed”, as Guy would have it. Whilst album closer ‘Weightless’ has the gossamer melodies and communal harmonies for which the band have latterly been known, this album echoes earlier elbow work at times whilst also breaking new ground.
‘White Noise White Heat’ is motorik, metal machine soul driven by a vocal that is rage incarnate, ‘Doldrums’ mixes John Carpenter with The Plastic Ono Band to brilliantly disturbing effect and ‘On Deronda Road’ hitches stark bass beats and glitches to an ad-hoc choir. ‘Empires’ delivers dark resignation via an insidious melody and ‘Seven Veils’ continues the subversion by inverting the perception of elbow as a band for lovers into a band for haters, a double-barrelled fuck-you song par excellence. ‘The Delayed 3:15’ marries mariarchi guitars to jazz dynamics, Morricone via Buddy Rich, and ‘My Trouble’ is a clockwork, analogue shuffle housing a delicate melody that builds over the course of the song into a fragile monolith to the power of love.
Lead track, ‘Dexter & Sinister’, released on 10” ahead of the album, encapsulates the whole. A seven-minute musical journey that blends deep bass grooves, sudden keyboard stabs, dislocated piano and guitar runs and soul stylings then abruptly shifts gear, parts the storm clouds and takes wing, flying towards the heat of the sun. It is the soundtrack for these ‘hope free, faith free, charity free days’, a denial of the divine and a reconciliation, two songs in one song, two emotions for one emotion, human, fragile and brilliant like the album which it opens.
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