Manchester’s lushest, lyrical rockers Elbow have announced they will release their fifth studio album, ‘build a rocket boys!’, on March 7th, 2011 in the UK. The album, recorded at Blueprint Studios in Salford, was again produced and mixed by the band’s keyboardist Craig Potter.

You can pre-order your copy now at Play.com or HMV.co.uk. Apparently, the boys have a surprise in store for fans on Boxing Day, (which is the day after Christmas for all us non-Brits).

Stay tuned to their sites www.buildarocketboys.com or www.elbow.co.uk for details.

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