British alt rockers Elbow will have their music heard by a wider audience during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. The band members recorded a song for TV network BBC to use during their coverage of the event, and they feel excited to be a part of history.

Elbow performed at the Isle of Wight festival recently and spoke to NME about their Olympics participation. The realization of what a huge deal it is has been sinking in as the Summer Games draw near.

"The closer the Olympics get, the more exciting it is and the more we realize what a massive thing it is to be asked to do that," keyboardist Craig Potter said. "So many people are gonna hear it and it's going to be in the background of some momentous events, so we're really proud of it."

The group also chimed in on the status of their sixth studio album, which would be the follow-up to 2011's 'Build a Rocket, Boys!' While they have started to form the foundation of the new record, it's still far from done.

"With the next album, we’re a little bit in there," bassist Pete Turner said. "We’ve got about 10 ideas we're gonna work on and they’re sounding pretty good. There’s no title or release date yet, we’re just knocking around ideas and seeing where it’s going. It’s quite groove-based initially and there are more guitars than we would usually do, but things always change."