Artist Of The Day: Elbow

posted by Shane German on 10/23/2019

Cinematic British rock quintet Elbow rose to public consciousness with their acclaimed 2001 debut, Asleep in the Back. Boasting an orchestral sound, Elbow injected a wider range of emotions into their music than most of their guitar-based British peers at the time.

While their first three outings established them as significant players on the U.K. scene, it was their sprawling fourth LP, The Seldom Seen Kid, that cemented their status, winning the 2008 Mercury Prize and setting a precedent within the band for self-production.

Along the way, Elbow collected a Brit Award for Best Band, and their music was featured heavily in the 2012 London Olympic Games, where they performed during the closing ceremony.

Their eighth album “Giants of All Sizes” was recently added to the WYCE Music Library.

 

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