12:57 am - 07/11/2014

Elbow wanted Benedict Cumberbatch for Glastonbury duet

Elbow have revealed they wanted the Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch for a Glastonbury duet.

The band's frontman Guy Garvey explained that he wanted the actor to join them on the Pyramid Stage at the end of last month to 'rant' over "a really heavy, Deep Purple-style version of Destiny's Child's 'Independent Women'" - a song the band have previously covered.

Speaking to Mojo, Garvey said: "You know in the middle of the song, there's that list of everything that Beyoncé bought and owned? We were going to have him ranting it in a kind of King Lear fashion." Sadly, Cumberbatch wasn't free on the day Elbow played the festival.

Elbow's most recent album, 'The Take Off And Landing Of Everything', was the band's first to reach Number One in the Official Album Charts. The closest the group had previously reached was Number Two with 2011's 'Build A Rocket, Boys!'.

Speaking previously about the release, Garvey stated that the album was largely concerned with getting older and the band's members approaching their forties. "When you're 40, you're all ages at once, because you're thinking of your youth, which has very definitely passed, and about how you became the person you are. You wonder about how the rest of your life plays out from here," Garvey said.

bodyline 10th-Jul-2014 10:08 pm (UTC)
jigglemypuff 10th-Jul-2014 10:08 pm (UTC)
I had no idea he could sing.
m_e_h7 10th-Jul-2014 10:09 pm (UTC)
Jensen Ackles sure let himself go.
theupperdrive 10th-Jul-2014 10:15 pm (UTC)
lmao i see it
reasontorhyme 10th-Jul-2014 10:10 pm (UTC)
ONTD Music Festival Goers, how does one sign up for Glastonbury.

It is on my bucket list.
mistress_f 10th-Jul-2014 10:14 pm (UTC)
you just gotta be lucky and quick as shit the day they release the tickets
or have a press pass
i don't think there's any other way unless you're famous
rakugaking 10th-Jul-2014 10:13 pm (UTC)
I love this band! This song never fails to just lift my spirits :

tanya1976 10th-Jul-2014 10:39 pm (UTC)
That's the only song I like from them.
ibreatheglitter 10th-Jul-2014 10:13 pm (UTC)
Deep purple...rant... Destiny's child's independent woman.. King Lear... What the fuck am I reading? I feel like someone just wrote a bunch of unrelated words and ideas at random lol.

How about a Vaudeville- style soliloquy of Hanson's Mmmbop performed by Shia Labeouf

Edited at 2014-07-10 10:16 pm (UTC)
theupperdrive 10th-Jul-2014 10:14 pm (UTC)
"a really heavy, Deep Purple-style version of Destiny's Child's 'Independent Women'"

yeahh, he should go ahead and do it anyway
funk2funky 10th-Jul-2014 10:15 pm (UTC)
Elbow sis, no.
funhouse 10th-Jul-2014 10:27 pm (UTC)
Who doesn't want Benedict these days?
carolpd 10th-Jul-2014 10:29 pm (UTC)
funhouse 10th-Jul-2014 10:31 pm (UTC)
Mats looks so in the zone in your icon. I wonder what he's listening to
devolute 10th-Jul-2014 10:32 pm (UTC)
when i first read this my brain immediately assumed elbow must be a new nickname for BC
spanishsaharaa 10th-Jul-2014 11:17 pm (UTC)
I can't get into Elbow & I've pretty much tried listening to most of their discography. Only thing I like is their cover of Mercy Street.
liselisa 11th-Jul-2014 05:24 am (UTC)
Breaking news: Something no one expected to happen actually didn't happen.
prophecypro 12th-Jul-2014 03:50 pm (UTC)
Elbow still around? Damn
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