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Elbow abroad

Saturday, 14 June, 2014 0 Comments

Tonight, Elbow are in Brussels. On the 25th of June, they’re in Dublin, in the Irish Museum of Modern Art, located at the old Royal Hospital. Those Manchester lads do get about.

“Every bone of rivet steel, each corner stone and angle
Jenga jut and rusted water, tower, pillar, post and sign
Every painted line and battered, laddered building in this town
Sings a life of proud endeavour and the best that man can be”


One Day Like This

Saturday, 21 April, 2012

In 1997, a group of Mancunian musicians who were watching the BBC drama The Singing Detective, had an epiphany when the Philip Marlowe character said that “elbow” was the most sensuous word in the English language — not for its definition, but for how it feels to say it and how it looks on the page. They immediately decided to call their band Elbow.