It's not frontman Guy Garvey's favourite part of being in a band, but he knows it's necessary, and they've been practising for a month, which he says is just right.Rehearsals have, however, looked a bit different this time around.and won the prize in 2008 for their album "The Seldom Seen Kid".Guy Garvey looks up from his avocado on toast and smiles: “Most of what I’m doing at the moment is having fun with my limited celebrity.” In the past decade the frontman of Elbow has added to his day job a radio show on BBC 6 Music, a career as a solo artist, a series of music documentaries on BBC Four and his latest bit of fun, curating the Meltdown festival on the South Bank in London next month. The missus in question is Garvey’s girlfriend of a year, the actress Rachael Stirling. I won't pretend we're still pals but nobody wishes him any ill.It's just one of those things." Jupp's departure helped set the mood for Elbow's forthcoming album, Little Fictions.
Amongst other work, Garvey produced and recorded the I Am Kloot album Natural History (2001).
Speaking on BBC 5 Live's Afternoon edition, he said: 'We've got a baby on the way. We are as ready as we can be, considering Elbow are going on tour right up until the due date.'Guy found love with Dame Diana Rigg's daughter at the start of 2015 and they married in a romantic ceremony at Manchester Town Hall the next year.
And while Guy is certainly a talent in the family, Rachael, who has been nominated for two Laurence Olivier Awards, boasts an impressive CV as she has a prolific career in film, television and theatre.
It's their seventh; the first made without their drummer but, ironically, also their most beat-heavy album - possibly down to overcompensating for Jupp's departure, notes Garvey.
Elbow returned with a seventh studio album in 2017, in spite of the departure of drummer Richard Jupp.