The Elbow boys return with Little Fictions, their 7th album of new material. Following the departure of founding member and drummer Richard Jupp, Little Fictions marks the first line-up change in their illustrious 20 year career. In spite of this change in personnel though the band have released yet another strong collection of songs which were penned between log-fire sessions in Scotland and at lead singer Guy Garvey’s home. The opening track Magnificent (She Says) is a real stand out featuring a neat configuration of guitar, drums and bass augmented by a wonderful sweeping string section. Other highlights include songs All Disco and Gentle Storm, not to mention the epic 8 minute title-track Little Fictions. Well versed in love and life, Garvey lends many a lyrical flourish with this being very much another Elbow album that stands up well to repeated listens.