THE TRAVELLING BAND
The Travelling Band have just announced a special date in Dublin where they will bring their unique brand of country-pop to Upstairs at Whelan’s on Friday, November 11th 2011.
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“The sounds they generate took me back to my musical roots… Marvellous music to savour and enjoy” – Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival
“Their harmonies are tight, guitar picking deft and tunes melodic” – Q Magazine
“Sparkling harmonies and bright chirpy guitars pepper this album full of bright-eyed optimism” – Jerome Blakeney, BBC 6Music
On 17 October Manchester band The Travelling Band are to release a new single. Called Sundial MMXI the track is an edited version of what is rapidly becoming a festival anthem as the band live up to their name with winning sets across the UK’s festival circuit. Initially released as a very limited edition single in 2010, Sundial is now getting a full release due to popular demand.
Dispensing with the need for a verse, Sundial instead centres around a glorious refrain which circles around, swelling as it does to include strings, horns, harmonies and a gleeful euphoria. Sundial isn’t quite soul music, isn’t quite folk, isn’t quite pop or rock, but is, unremittingly beautiful. If the UK’s summer festivals need an anthem, then this is probably it.
Lifted from their second album Screaming Is Something, Sundial is backed with an edited version of On The Rails, also taken from the new album, and there will be videos for both and a free download from the website.
The Travelling Band’s shimmering blend of cosmic-country-pop, understated psychedelia, vocal harmonies and nu-folk has made them one of the most talked about artists to emerge from the Manchester music scene – “If you consider the term Mancunian Americana to be an oxymoron try listening to the TravellingBand. Brilliant” Marc Riley BBC 6 Music.