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After nearly twenty five years and counting as a member of Elbow and one of the UK’s most recognised and celebrated musicians and lyricists, Guy Garvey is setting off alone for the first time. ‘Courting the Squall’, his debut solo album is, as with all solo albums, a glimpse into its creator’s soul. Shot through with warmth and emotional intelligence, content and comfortable in its own skin, ‘Courting the Squall’ is that most unique thing; a record made without preconditions, an album of songs made purely for the joy of its making.
Guy has also announced a short run of dates in Europe and the UK throughout November and December on which he will be accompanied by the musicians who recorded the album, including Pete Jobson of I Am Kloot on guitar, Nathan Sudders of The Whip on bass and Alex Reeves on drums. Elbow’s brass section complete the live line-up.
Andy says: Fantastic surprise as Guy rings the changes. A super album, and quite different from Elbow. Recommended.
1. Angela's Eyes
2. Courting The Squall
3. Harder Edges
8. Belly Of The Whale
9. Broken Bottles And Chandeliers
10. Three Bells