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Elbow chosen to record official 2012 Olympic Games theme

Elbow have officially been selected to record the BBC's London 2012 Olympic Games theme. 

The band, fronted by Guy Garvey, will compose a special track for the upcoming globally-renowned sporting event and even described the honour as feeling like a "real responsibility" to the country:

Speaking to BBC News, Garvey explained: "We are knocked out to be involved and it's been quite a challenge. We have feelings of real responsibility as we will be the soundtrack to so many images of personal sacrifice and endeavour while the nation roots for and celebrates with Team GB."

The 'Grounds For Divorce' rockers also posted a message on their Twitter page and wrote: "It's with great pride that elbow can reveal they are to compose a special piece of music to soundtrack the BBC's Olympic coverage in 2012."

Watch the group's performance of 'Lippy Kids' during a live session here:


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