New Release & Tour: Elbow – Kindling (Fickle Flame) ft. John Grant

Kindling (Fickle Flame), a special re-recorded version of the Little Fictions album track, has been transformed into a duet between frontman Guy Garvey and the wonderful John Grant, and is available to hear now, below…

Talking about the re-recording, Garvey states, “We are always looking for ways to lead new ears to our records and the idea of duetting with John on the track came from a dressing room conversation in Cork. I felt that there was space in the song between the original vocals for a sympathetic voice and a romantic close harmony. John was the first person that came to mind for us when we thought about who could do that. The last guest on an elbow record was Richard Hawley on ‘The Fix’ which is a Matthau / Lemmon style comedic caper. I felt I could write friendship into a romantic song and as John is both a good friend and a true romantic it worked perfectly. We like to think the listener can feel the beards nuzzling on either side of their neck”

Elbow have also announced a new, 2018 UK & European tour, with support coming from John Grant for all UK shows – dates below…

Feb 26 – Amsterdam AFAS Live
Feb 27 – Antwerp Lotto Arena
Mar 02 – Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Mar 03 – Birmingham Genting Arena
Mar 04 – Manchester Arena
Mar 06 – Leeds First Direct Arena
Mar 07 – London The O2

Tickets for all shows go on general sale 9am Friday 8th September, with a fan presale for the UK dates only will be available via elbow.co.uk from 9am Thursday 7th September