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Elbow is an alternative rock band formed in 1990 in Manchester, England (UK) by lead vocalist and guitarist Guy Garvey, keyboardist Craig Potter, guitarist Mark Potter, bassist Pete Turner and drummer Richard Jupp.

After their formation, the band changed their name to 'Elbow' in 1997, after being inspired by a line featured in a BBC TV Drama The Singing Detective. Similar to Muse, the band won a local battle of the bands. They signed a deal with Island Records, and went straight into the studio with producer Steve Osborne in Real World Studios, however, after Island sold out to Universal, the band was dropped from the label and the album was never released. As of then, the band released their first three EPs, The Noisebox EP, The Newborn EP and The Any Day Now EP under Ugly Man Records. In 2001, they released their debut album, Asleep in the Back. Songs on the album were written in the course of six years and the album features six re-recorded songs from the Real World sessions. Their second album, Cast of Thousands, was released in 2003 and their third album, Leaders of the Free World was released in 2005. All three of their first albums were released under V2 Records. After moving to Fiction Records, they released their fourth album, The Seldom Seen Kid in 2007. In 2011, they released their fifth studio album Build a Rocket Boys! and in 2014, The Take Off and Landing of Everything, the sixth studio album was released. In 2017, they released their seventh LP, Little Fictions. Their eight album, Giants of All Sizes, is set to release in October of 2019.

They supported Muse from 25th November to 5th December 2003, during their Absolution UK tour.

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