Elbow have announced they will return with a new EP, Lost Worker Bee, on July 24. It follows their 2014 full-length, The Take Off and Landing of Everything. Check out the artwork below:


The four-song disc’s tracklist will include the title track, “And It Snowed,” “Roll Call” and “Unusually Bright.” A music video for “Lost Worker Bee” is slated to premiere on the day of the EP’s release.

“Elbow are involved in various solo projects and collaborative endeavors for the next few months and we just felt we really wanted to get ‘something’ away to tide fans over until the next album,” frontman Guy Garvey explained in a statement posted to the band’s website.

Garvey added that Lost Worker Bee may not be the only EP to arrive ahead of their next long-player. “We’ve always love the EP as a format and we’ve enjoyed making this one so much,” he writes, “I wouldn’t be surprised if there was another before long.”

According to Garvey, Manchester serves as the backdrop for the English rockers’ upcoming EP. “All the songs on the EP are set in Manchester city center,” he added. “Manchester’s symbol has been the worker bee for hundreds of years and the lead track is about finding love far away from home. Far from being just a stop gap this is one of our proudest releases.”