Guy Garvey is working on his debut solo album.

The Elbow frontman will step away from the band to work on his own offering but warned that it could be a disaster.

He told Gigwise: [It will] ''either be great, and a right laugh, or a disaster, and a right laugh''.

However, it won't be an entirely solo endeavour as Guy - who will record at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios - will ask some of his famous friends to collaborate with him on the project.

He explained: ''I don't like the term 'solo project', because ... I'll be inviting friends to play on it and will let the [project name] itself as it progresses.''

While Guy says this is not the end for Elbow and even explained: ''I'm already working on lyrics for the next Elbow record,'' he is excited about doing his own thing away from the band.

He added: ''I love being in the honest and even-handed democracy that is Elbow, but I fancy being the boss for a bit, so I'm going to do a side-project.''