Mercury Prize-winning progressive British alt-rockers Elbow will release their sixth studio album on March 10 according to the band's frontman Guy Garvey. The new project has a working title of All At Once, a tie-in, Garvey tells NME, to the five band members hitting their forties. "When you’re 40, you're all ages at once, because you're thinking of your youth, which has very definitely passed, and about how you became the person you are. You wonder about how the rest of your life plays out from here."
The new album was recorded at Elbow’s studio Blueprint in Manchester and at Peter Gabriel’s studio Real World near Bath. Garvey claims "some big themes" are in store, adding, "A few of the songs are from the point of view of an older man, with quite paternal advice."
According to NME, Garvey describes the album's sonic quality as "messing with tempos here and there… it’s got some old-school spacerock sensibilities. It’s very celebratory in parts, as you’d expect. Tempo changes in the middle of songs happen less and less often, but it’s a great musical tool. There are more of those from us than normal on this record."
In addition to the new album, the previously unreleased Live at Jodrell Bank CD/DVD package is also offered at the band's website.