Elbow, currently raking in the cash off the back of that Mercury win, have announced their intention to follow up prize winning LP The Seldom Seen Kid with an album of children's music and an accompanying animated film. They are, quite literally, doing it for the kids.
Don't believe us? Here's what singer Guy Garvey told Billboard.biz:
"We initially thought that it would be great to make music for children because the lads in the band have got kids and they were saying how little really decent music for children there is. The more that we thought about it the more that we liked the idea. We've quite often been up for having songs on children's animated films, but we thought that it would be great to actually be at the starting point for that process"
Crikey. Don't panic, though, because there's also an album for us adults in the pipeline. Work on their fifth studio LP is scheduled to begin before the band's UK and European tour in October, with the rest pencilled in for early 2009.
DiScuss: Children's music? What madness is this? What's the best soundtrack you recall from your childhood? We say Mysterious Cities Of Gold.