Elbow bassist Pete Turner has revealed that the British rockers have "half an album ready" as they continue to work on the follow-up to last year's 'Build a Rocket Boys!' and that he believes there's a heavy shoegaze influence stylistically impacting the as-yet-untitled disc. 

"It feels very experimental and we've been going very left field with things," says Turner. "Spiritualized get referenced quite a lot and we're trying out new things. We're referencing My Bloody Valentine, Ride."

"We were working on this new tune the other day and Guy [Garvey] said, 'This is like a little Jewish folk song' and we listened back to it and thought, 'That's brilliant, we have to keep that vibe,'" adds the bassist. "It's got this great feel of one of those Eastern European stop-animation films. I love it."

No word yet on when to expect the latest from Elbow, but the band is gearing up for a brief U.K. tour  this fall that will put a nice exclamation point on the sessions. "It should just be a couple of hours of fun and partying every night," says Turner. "It's a nice way of rounding off the album and the year."