July 2013

Soup Archives #01 Switching Off by Elbow

Posted on 4th July, 2013

The first in a series of infrequent films trawling through the Soup archives. This comes from back in 2003, around the time of developing ideas for Elbow's second album Cast of thousands.

Beginning life as a sketch around an instrumental piece from Craig and shot on state of the art mini-DV while on hols in Norfolk, this film became the visual accompaniment for a lot of memorable live performances during Elbow's Cast of Thousands tour. Running in sync with the live performance via the high-tech method of a quivering finger awaiting the first beat, this film went on to become a staple for a lot of live shows to follow, including the somewhat special Wembley show from a couple of years back, proudly watching on both band and backdrop in such a super-sized setting.

Mark.