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Travis Share New Song “Waving At the Window”

10 Songs Due Out This Friday via BMG

Oct 06, 2020

Travis are releasing a new album, 10 Songs, this Friday on BMG. Now they have shared another song from it, “Waving At the Window.” “This is no rehearsal/This is the take,” sings frontman Fran Healy at the start of the delicate but propulsive single. Listen below.  More

Sep 16, 2020

Travis are releasing a new album, 10 Songs, on October 9 on BMG. Now they have shared another song from it, “All Fall Down,” via a lyric a video directed by frontman Fran Healy. 

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10 Best Songs of the Week: Oceanator, Doves, Ela Minus, Clipping, and More

Plus Tim Heidecker, Tunng, Travis, The Flaming Lips, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 28, 2020

Welcome to the 34th Songs of the Week of 2020. The Republican National Convention was this week, in which President Trump and his party attempted to convince the country that if Joe Biden and the Democrats take over it will be a lawless land with a defunded police and riots in every city (um…no, that won’t happen). In a nomination acceptance speech on the White House lawn (which was a breach of protocol), complete with fireworks and an opera singer, Trump tried to pull one over on America that he has handled the coronavirus well (um…no, that hasn’t happened).  More

Aug 24, 2020

Leave it to Twitter to form an unlikely, but fantastic pairing like that of Travis’ Fran Healy and The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs. Hoffs admired Healy’s voice, some dm’s ensued, and soon the two birthed “The Only Thing.”  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wye Oak, Doves, Sufjan Stevens, Future Islands, and More

Plus My Morning Jacket, Liv.e, Travis, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 10, 2020

Welcome to the 27th Songs of the Week of 2020. There was a brief time when maybe one could have felt cautiously optimistic about the coronavirus, when it felt like it was okay to at least leave the house and interact with people outdoors in a socially distant way, but now it’s all feeling dire again, with COVID-19 cases soaring across the land. And we know who to blame.  More

Travis Share New Song “Valentine”

10 Songs Due Out October 9 via BMG

Jul 08, 2020

Scottish rockers Travis are releasing a new album, 10 Songs, on October 9 via BMG. Now they have shared another song from it, “Valentine.”   More

10 Best Songs of the Week: JARV IS…, John Prine, Dirty Projectors, Shamir, and More

Plus Leon Bridges, Plants and Animals, Michael Stipe, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 12, 2020

Welcome to the 23rd Songs of the Week of 2020. It was a bit more of a chill week than last week. Black Lives Matter protests continued across the world, but generally remained peaceful.  More

Jun 10, 2020

Scottish rockers Travis made a splash in the late 1990s with a pair of well-received albums—1997’s Good Feeling and 1999’s Nigel Godrich-produced sophomore album, The Man Who—but they never really went away, releasing six more albums this century. Now they have announced a new one, the accurately titled 10 Songs (wouldn’t it be funny if it actually had nine songs on it), and recently shared its first single, “A Ghost,” via a video for the track created while under quarantine by frontman Fran Healy and his 14-year-old son Clay.  More

Jun 08, 2017

The members of Midlake (Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler) have a new supergroup named BNQT that features vocals by Pulido, but also notable singers from four other bands: Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and Travis' Fran Healy. More

Listen: BNQT (Midlake, Band of Horses, Grandaddy, Franz Ferdinand, Travis) - “Real Love”

Volume 1 Due Out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union

Apr 13, 2017

The members of Midlake (Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler) have a new supergroup named BNQT that features vocals by Pulido, but also notable singers from four other bands: Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and Travis' Fran Healy. BNQT's debut albumVolume 1, is due out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union. More

Listen: BNQT (Midlake, Band of Horses, Grandaddy, Franz Ferdinand, Travis) - “Unlikely Force”

Volume 1 Due Out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union

Mar 24, 2017

The members of Midlake (Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler) have a new supergroup named BNQT that features vocals by Pulido, but also notable singers from four other bands: Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and Travis' Fran Healy.  More

BNQT (Members of Midlake, Band of Horses, Grandaddy, Franz Ferdinand, Travis) Announce Album

Volume 1 Due Out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union, Listen to "Restart"

Jan 30, 2017

The members of Midlake (Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler) have a new supergroup named BNQT that features vocals by Pulido, but also notable singers from four other bands: Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and Travis' Fran Healy. More

Premiere: Travis - “What Will Come” Video

Everything At Once Out Digitally Now, Out in Physical Formats This Friday

May 25, 2016

It's crazy to think that it's been 19 years since the release of Travis' well-received debut album, 1997's Good Feeling (which included the fantastic single "All I Want to Do Is Rock"). It was 1999's Nigel Godrich-produced sophomore album, the gorgeous The Man Who, that really cemented the Scottish band's legacy and garnered them international acclaim. More

Travis’ Fran Healy Announces Intimate North American Solo Tour

Experience Small Shows Billed Under a Big Name

Sep 08, 2009

Travis frontman, Fran Healy, has announced an upcoming tour spanning the U.S. and Canada with just Andy Dunlop, Travis guitarist, at his side. And judging from the name of the tour, shenanigans are sure to ensue. More



Reviews

10 Songs

10 Songs

BMG

Oct 09, 2020

There’s an instant on 10 Songs where all things Travis make perfect sense. It comes on “The Only Thing,” the album’s second track, when Fran Healy leads guest vocalist Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) in a sing-along of la-la-las before the song’s lovely final refrain. In that brief musical moment, Fran Healy’s melodic allure is made plain.  More

Where You Stand

Where You Stand

Red Telephone Box

Aug 22, 2013

Travis were championed by Oasis' Noel Gallagher in 1997, back when that might have meant something. These days that doesn't mean much and Travis doesn't either. More

Ode to J Smith

Ode to J Smith

Fontana International/Red Telephone Box

Nov 02, 2008

These days being championed by Oasis doesn’t do anything for your musical career. But in the mid-’90s, when Travis first came on the scene, Noel Gallagher’s endorsement brought much public awareness to the young Scottish group. More