Elbow Reveal Details Of Their London Olympics Song - Noise11.com
Elbow

Elbow. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Elbow Reveal Details Of Their London Olympics Song

by Andrew Tijs on January 20, 2012

in News

Pete Turner of beloved Brit rockers Elbow tells Noise11 about their song commissioned for the London Olympics.

Elbow

Elbow. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

The band were chosen to produce music for the BBC’s coverage of the London Olympics, wrapping the song up at the end of 2011.

“That was really good,” bassist Pete Turner tells Noise11, “Just an area that we’ve never explored, really, writing something specifically for something else. And it was great; really good fun.”

“It’s a pretty epic tune,” he reveals, “It’s got the Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Community Gospel Choir on it. I’m looking forward to hearing that. I think it gets its first airing in March.”

It’s the first time they’ve done a commissioned piece, and Turner says they weren’t the only band to be considered by the Beeb.

“We knew there were other people in the running, but we were never told who, which is probably quite a good thing, really.”

He says the ubiquity of their Seldom Seen Kid single ‘One Day Like This’ on UK sports coverage was the likely reason they were chosen: “That song did a lot for us, so that’s really cool. It has given us a lot of opportunities, this being one of them.”

No cynics, the band are looking forward to the Olympic Games hitting London.

“I’m really excited. I think everyone’s really proud that the Olympics are coming over here,” he says, chuckling, “I just hope the weather’s good.”

Turner also spoke about their recent BRIT Award nomination, their beer, their forthcoming Deluxe Editions, their new Build A Rocket Boys album filling out arenas, their first time they’re playing Singapore, and playing to ex-pats in Hong Kong.

Check out the whole chat below.

Elbow by noise11dotcom

Elbow Australian Tour 2012
Wednesday 21 March – Festival Hall, Melbourne
Thursday 22 March – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Saturday 24 March – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Monday 26 March – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney

 

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Morrissey. images by Ros O'Gorman
Morrissey’s Australian Tour Dates Leaked

The premier Morrissey fansite has posted up three New Zealand and Australian tourdates for the dour one.

September 7, 2012
Arctic Monkeys. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Arctic Monkeys Deliver Air-Drumming Video For ‘R U Mine?’

Brit-rockers Arctic Monkeys release a Wayne’s World-esque video for brand new song ‘R U Mine?’

March 7, 2012
John Peel
John Peel’s Record Collection To Be Archived Online

The legendary late BBC DJ John Peel’s giant record collection is to be turned into an online museum.

February 24, 2012
Cosmo Jarvis at Noise11.com
Britain Adds 60 Acts Including Cosmo Jarvis To SXSW

Britain is preparing for invasion status of SXSW with more than 60 acts including Cosmo Jarvis now added to the 2012 line-up.

December 15, 2011
One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
Aussie Fans Go Nuts For UK Boyband One Direction

Brit boyband One Direction released their debut single in Australia today, and the kids are already going bananas.

October 28, 2011
Jessie J
Adele, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Bon Iver Pick Up Q Awards

Britain’s Q Magazine presented awards to Bon Iver, Adele, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah in London last night.

October 25, 2011