Ligt er vaak aan hoeveel invloed de muzikant heeft op het schrijfproces en wat je ervoor terug krijgt. Placebo is behoorlijk andere muziek gaan maken nadat Steve Hewitt vertrok als drummer en Steve Forrest er voor in de plaats kwam.quote:
We gaan het horen op het 7e album volgend jaar.quote:
quote:It is the first without drummer Richard Jupp, who recently announced his decision to leave the band to pursue other projects including a drum school.
And Mark says the band is not seeking a full time replacement, but instead use a mixture of friends and session musicians.
He said: “We’re not going to replace him. He has been with us for 25 years plus, right from the beginning.
“He just got to a stage in his life where he wanted to do other things, and we understand that totally and wish him all the best.
“We’ll be pulling in some favours, asking a few drummers we know in established bands to play on the record, but the drummer that Guy had on tour with him will be touring with us.
“It was a little weird initially to lose a core member, it’s a little bit like ending a relationship. But the dynamic with the four of us feels like being in a band again for the first time.
“It has obviously changed the way we write, at the moment we’re using lots of drum loops and drum machines, and we’re keeping the song writing simpler than we’ve ever done.
“In the past Elbow would go in the studio and write and record alongside, but we’ve decided from 30 or 40 songs we want them completed before we even go near the studio.”
Elbow plan to release their seventh album in March next year, and after initially working at Guy Garvey’s home studio will reconvene at their Blueprint Studio in Salford before Christmas to complete the record.
And Mark reveals there is much excitement within the Elbow camp for the album.
He said: “All I know is that so far, it’s all of our favourite record to date, we’ve never been so excited.
“It feels like we’ve started again, like we’ve just got together even though we’ve known each other for 30 years. There’s a real freshness and buzz in the rehearsal room at the moment.”