Elbow bass player Pete Turner has confirmed to NME that the band have begun work on their sixth album.
The album will be a follow-up to 2011’s Build a Rocket Boys! and their ‘Dead in the Boot’ rarities compilation, which they released this year.
“The B-sides album is something we’d been planning for a long time,” Turner told NME.
“We’re all big fans of the Smashing Pumpkins B-sides album Pisces Iscariot and we’d always wanted to do our own one day.
“So it’s not a case of buying time between albums – we’ve already started working on our next one up in Manchester, and we’ve got about ten songs ready. It’s too early to say what it sounds like.”
Elbow were in London to perform at the iTunes festival at Camden’s Roundhouse, just a couple of weeks after they performed in the city last month at the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.
Turner described to NME the band’s joy at performing at the event and the effect it had on sales.
“The actual day was quite odd – a lot of waiting around and then ten minutes performing,” he said.
“Afterwards, One Day Like This went in the top ten for the first time – it had been a Top 40 hit twice but never been in the Top 30.”