‘Almost Fashionable – A Film About Travis’
Premieres At The Edinburgh International Film Festival
UK Tour Celebrating ‘The Man Who’
Following the announcement of 17 UK dates this year celebrating their classic album ‘The Man Who’, Travis will also debut their documentary ‘Almost Fashionable – A Film About Travis’ this June at The Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Had you attended any of their shows in Mexico in 2016, you may have been cornered and questioned by English journalist Wyndham Wallace and filmed by a Romanian cameraman Cristian Pirjol, who shot the “Everything at Once” movie.
Fran picks up the story ‘Wyndham is a very charming man and a very good writer but, mostly the reason he was there covering our trip was because he wasn’t the biggest fan of the band. I thought a documentary from this unusual angle would be a lot more interesting than one from a journalist who was a fan. As it turns out, I was right.’
For the past year and a half Fran has sat in an editing room with editor Sarah Iben and whittled it down from 50 hours to a concentrated hour-long portrait of the band. The documentary is called ‘Almost Fashionable – A Film About Travis’ and will debut at The Edinburgh International Film Festival in June this year.
Tickets to see the two public screenings will be available on the 23rd of May via https://www.almostfashionablemovie.com/screenings and directly from the EIFF site.
Released 19 years ago, ‘The Man Who’ sounds as fresh today as it did then. One of the most successful British albums of the last 20 years, it spawned the timeless singles, ‘Writing To Reach You’, ‘Driftwood’, ‘Turn’ and possibly the band’s most iconic song, ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me’.
Produced by Nigel Godrich, ‘The Man Who’ spent an astonishing 11 weeks at Number 1, selling nearly 3 million copies. It was the biggest selling UK album in 2000, propelled by an incendiary Glastonbury performance in the rain! Recognition quickly followed including Ivor Novello Awards for ‘Best Songwriter’ & ‘Best Contemporary Song’ for ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me?’ and BRIT Awards for ‘Best British Band’ and ‘Best British Album’.
10th – Liverpool, Philharmonic
12th – London, Royal Festival Hall
13th – London, Royal Festival Hall
14th – Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
19th – Plymouth, Pavillion
20th – Brighton, Dome
21st – Ipswich, Regent Theatre
25th – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
26th – Oxford, New Theatre
22nd –Belfast, Custom House Square
12th – Portsmouth, Guildhall
13th – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
15th – Newcastle, City Hall
17th – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
18th – Hull, City Hall
19th – Manchester, Apollo
21st – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
To date Travis have enjoyed two No.1 LPs, five Top Ten singles, two BRIT Awards and more than 8 million record sales in their illustrious career and released their latest critically acclaimed album ‘Everything At Once’ in 2016.
Travis are singer/guitarist Fran Healy, bassist Dougie Payne, guitarist Andy Dunlop and drummer Neil Primrose.