Along with already starting work on the next Elbow album, the yet-to-be-named Guy Garvey solo project is about to take off as well. Although, Garvey says he doesn't feel right as of right now calling it a "solo project." "I don't know what to call it. I don't like the term 'solo project', because it won't be that - I'll be inviting friends to play on it. I'll let the name pick itself as it progresses."
The new project is in the early stages with no release date in mind, but Garvey plans on heading to the same studios as used by Peter Gabriel. "I don't know what that's going to be. I'm going down to Real World Studios to write some songs and see where it goes. I love being in the honest and even-handed democracy that is Elbow, but I fancy being the boss for a bit, so I'm going to do a side-project. It will either be great, and a right laugh, or a disaster, and a right laugh."
Elbow recently released The Take Off and Landing Of Everything
this year and the band is currently on a festival tour.