UEA LCR, Norwich
UEA LCR, Norwich
Guy Garzey looks like an unlikely rock star. He's wearing baggy jeans, a white T-shirt, and what might be described as a tanktop - which he says is from Marks and Spencer.
Dress sense aside, Elbow have often been compared with Coldplay, both to praise them and to damn them.
But last night they showed they have a sound all their own.
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The Manchester five-piece are always at their best when playing live, and this was no exception.
The band's trademark is their layered sound, which came across brilliantly. The set opened with Station Approach, which patiently builds to an ear-splitting crescendo. The title track from Leaders Of The Free World, with it's angry digs at Bush and Blair, is greeted with delight as a chance to clap along. For a song so full of bitterness, it is a surprisingly cheery performance.
- 1 Owner of new pet shop says he will put animal welfare before sales
- 2 Long tailbacks on A47 due to roadworks and lane closure
- 3 Three adorable abandoned day-old kittens adopted by stray
- 4 'Complete shock' - Neighbours stunned after cannabis farm uncovered
- 5 Driver stopped by police - 20 minutes after being given court ban
- 6 New owners of popular park café set out vision for 'beautiful' venue
- 7 Antiques Road Trip films at Norfolk collectables shop
- 8 Two women injured in serious crash which closed road
- 9 Two men charged with murder of 23-year-old
- 10 Widow fighting for wedding refund
While their second album, Cast Of Thousands, touches on the pain of being away from the place you love, many of last night's songs, from Leaders Of The Free World, are about a joyous homecoming. And last night, Elbow might have been 200 miles from home, but the crowd welcomed them as if they were their own.