Thursday, July 18, 2013

New Song by Travis "Moving" (Album due August 20 & NYC tour date Sept. 23)

Scotland's alternative band Travis is back after a five year break with their seventh studio album, Where You Stand, due August 20 from their own label Red Telephone Box via Kobalt Label Services. This video for a single called "Moving" shows the group in the cold darkness, knitted caps and all, with their breath animated in real time (no post production either).  According to band's website, this is "to give the effect of plucking shapes and figures out of thin air." According to, the London-based team of Tom Wrigglesworth and Matt Robinson, aka Wriggles & Robins, created the intriguing visuals.

It's a great video to watch on a hot summer's day.  The instrumental intro sounds like it could be any mellow indie song, until Fran Healy's vocals take hold and remind me why I love this band. He takes a soaring melody and strings it along, conveying a breathy warmth with every syllable.  It all seems so effortless.  Check out the video, along with some U.S. tour dates coming up this fall, below.

09/22 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
09/23 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
09/26 - Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre District
09/27 - Chicago, IL @ The Vic
09/29 - Kansas City, MO @ Harrah's Voodoo Lounge
10/01 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10/04 - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
10/05 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Theatre Grand Ballroom
10/06 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues