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LAist Interview: Elbow's Guy Garvey

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Guy Garvey is a busy... um... guy. As the frontman for one of the UK's most critically acclaimed bands, Elbow, he and his bandmates are in the middle of their global tour's North American leg, which ends here in Los Angeles Friday night at the Avalon. They have a newly-released album, The Seldom Seen Kid (read the LAist CD review here). On top of this, Guy is still selecting songs for his weekly BBC Radio show, and raising awareness for his favorite cause.

Despite his hectic schedule, Mr. Garvey took time to place a call to Los Angeles and answer several of LAist's questions, touching on topics such as his criticism of iTunes, his fondness of redheads, and land mines in Iraq. Unlike the lyrics he writes, which can sometimes be dark and introspective, Garvey came off as quite gregarious and friendly, with a sharp sense of humor...