Elbow played an astonishing show at Latitude on Saturday night, to cap six months which have seen them finally achieve the sort of fame that they have long deserved.
The band, augmented by a three-piece string section, entered brandishing trumpets. They then theatrically mimed the trumpet voluntaries at the start of “Starlings”, before launching into a set that drew heavily from this year’s “The Seldom-Seen Kid”.
The sound was perhaps not quite loud enough. But the potency of the songs, and their justifiably epic treatments shone through. “What day of the week is this?” asked Guy Garvey before “Grounds For Divorce”. “Saturday? That’s the day for drinking in memory of the seldom-seen kid.”
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2 The Bones Of You
3 Leaders Of The Free World
4 Mirror Ball
5 Grounds For Divorce
6 The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Crane Driver
8 Puncture Repair
9 Station Approach
10 On A Day Like This
Pic credit: Andy Willsher