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Elbow: As Elbow limber up for world domination with new album “Build a Rocket Boys!”, they take tea with Lauren Murphy and talk about the new album, expectations and taking on the world. Elbow beverage factoid: they favour Earl Grey …

Fri, Feb 25, 2011, 07:55

   

Elbow: As Elbow limber up for world domination with new album “Build a Rocket Boys!”, they take tea with Lauren Murphy and talk about the new album, expectations and taking on the world. Elbow beverage factoid: they favour Earl Grey teabags if there’s a “T” in the day.

Jamie XX: the dude who put a bass spin on Gil Scott-Heron’s “I’m New Here” album (and the BBC Newsnight theme tune) tells us how he did it.

Animal Kingdom: David Michôd’s film has been a gong-winning sensation – from the grand jury prize at Sundance last year to the possibility of the Best Supporting Actress swag at the Oscars on Sunday – and now everyone else can find out why the Aussie’s psychological gangster thriller is gathering so much applause.

Plus: reviews of music releases from Elbow (CD of the Week for “Build a Rocket Boys!”), Lykke Li, Beady Eye, Ron Sexsmith, “Rough Trade Shops Counter Culture 10″, Jessie Lea Mayfield, Mirrors, Charles Bradley, Malachai, Susan McKeown and more, plus new movies on release including Animal Kingdom, I Am Number Four, Howl, No Strings Attached, The Rite, Waste Land, West Is West and Drive Angry (which opens without a press screening so you know that probably means).

All this and more in The Ticket, in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

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