Forget Autotune – Elbow frontman Guy Garvey is all about autocue, with the vocalist for the English alt rockers admitting he uses a teleprompter at gigs, saying that he can’t remember his own lyrics and freaks out without the assistance.
Speaking to DJ Geoff Lloyd on Absolute Radio, the 40-year-old singer confessed that the words don’t always stick in his mind:
“There are still plenty of mistakes. I’ve still not learnt all my lyrics yet, I’ve got a teleprompt. It has become a little bit of a habit; I used to mock older front men for having them. But now if I haven’t got the teleprompter, I start panicking and forget my words. Two and a half thousand words, the last album was.”
The quintet have just released their eighth full-length studio effort, The Take Off And Landing Of Everything, with the follow-up to 2011’s Build A Rocket Boys becoming the outfit’s first ever number 1 album in the United Kingdom.