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Listings for September 11th, 2010

APPEARING ON Saturday, September 11th, 2010

The Travelling Band

Saturday 11th September – £4 Entry

SINCE THEIR FORMATION OVER THREE YEARS AGO, THE TRAVELLING BAND HAVE TAKEN INFLUENCES FROM ACROSS THE BOARD TO CREATE THEIR OWN BLEND OF PSYCHADELIA, FOLK, BLUES, COUNTRY AND POP. INDEED A DIFFICULT BAND TO PIGEONHOLE, BUT WHAT’S THE FASCINATION WITH LABELLING EVERYTHING WE HEAR? THEIR MUSIC CAN BE INTERPRETED IN ANY NUMBER OF WAYS; A QUALITY WHICH MAKES THIS BAND SO INTERESTING AND PROBABLY THE REASON WHY THEY’VE CREATED SUCH A LOYAL FAN BASE NATIONWIDE. A CERTAIN HONESTY IS PRESENT IN THEIR WORK.

2010 is proving to be an exciting year for TTB. Having completed a string of U.K dates including Glastonbury for the third year on the trot, the seasoned travellers are giving fans another teaser of what to expect from their forthcoming second album, which is due for release later this year.

“The Horizon, Me and You” is the next installment from the album, following on from the success of the beautifully crafted track, “Sundial” which received a great deal of radio play and acclamation earlier in the year. The track is to be put out as a very limited edition 7” (500 to be precise) as part of the Too Pure Singles Club series. This appears to be a bold move by the band as all their work has been previously released on their own Sideways Saloon label, but a move that stays in touch with their organic roots nonetheless.

You can expect to hear a definite move into pop territory from this latest offering by the Manchester six-piece. With this track, simplicity appears to be key. Humbling lead vocals from Adam Gorman accompanied by simple riffs, keys and the occasional harmony lead up to one of the catchiest choruses of the Summer. Three minutes of unadulterated Americana bliss. Without doubt a feel good hit, I challenge anyone to disagree!

Each member of the band plays a key part in the song writing process, a factor that is evident on listening through the band’s repertoire. Although they have a distinct sound, there is a definite individuality to each track. This makes it all the more exciting to hear what the new will album have to offer.

Fingers crossed they’ll live up to expectations.