The Travelling Band RELEASE VIDEO FOR ‘PASSING SHIPS’

The Travelling Band RELEASE VIDEO FOR ‘PASSING SHIPS’

New Album ‘The Big Defreeze’ Out Now­

UK Tour October

Manchester five­piece The Travelling Band, famed for their wonderful live prowess and feel­good epic­ folk, have announced the upcoming release The Big Defreeze. The album is hugely anticipated following a three­year gap since their last long­player, Screaming is Something, received both critic and fan adulation.

Despite a long gap between album two and three, The Travelling Band have experienced anything but a hiatus, instead taking the time to hone and enhance their already much loved trademark sound. The Travelling Band departed from their last tour in 2011 – which saw

them enthral the United States at SXSW – and have since patiently crafted their own personal recording studio, forged a record label and also revolutionised their horizons through remix collaborations with mix legend and Grammy award winner Chris Lord­ Alge. This break between releases has seen The Travelling Band become musical artisans, hugely benefiting The Big Defreeze as a result.

 

Produced by Iestyn Polson (Patti Smith, David Bowie) at the ethereally iconic Church Studios, The Big Defreeze oozes with creative freedom and massive landscapes, embodying The Travelling Band’s album gap. Standout track Passing Ships is a marauding beauty that hops, skips and jumps amid a backdrop of pop perfection, deeply breathing in a glorious, vast headspace. Polson has expertly captured The Travelling Band’s eminent live act into a long­player that is second for­ second as equally explosive, giddy and wonderful as a Travelling Band gig.

The Travelling Band’s The Big Defreeze is personified by blissfully clean compositions that still harbour a rough and determined bite. Part E Street Band and Faces submerged in 21st century gleam and shine, The Big Defreeze will delight and mesmerize deeply rooted Travelling Band fanatics and newcomers alike; reminiscent of an introduction to a person, whom you could have sworn you met before, whom you fall in love instantly.

The Travelling Bands’ third album The Big Defreeze will be released on Sideways Saloon/Republic of Music on August 25th on limited edition yellow vinyl, 2 disc deluxe CD and digital formats.
The band will also set off in August for the following festival dates with a UK tour in October to follow:

AUG

8 – CROPREDY FESTIVAL, NR. BANBURY

16 – UNDRESSED FESTIVAL, HALLE ST. PETERS, MANCHESTER

23 – GREEN BELT FESTIVAL, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

30 – OFF THE TRACKS FESTIVAL, DERBYSHIRE

SEPT

7 – SC4M FESTIVAL, WINCHESTER

12 – THE INSTITUTE, KELVEDON, ESSEX

14 – SHREWSBURY FIELDS FESTIVAL

OCT

2 KENDAL, THE BREWERY

3 LEEDS, BRUDENELL

4 MANCHESTER, GORILLA

8 LIVERPOOL, THE KAZIMIER

9 EDINBURGH, VOODOO ROOMS

10 GLASGOW, BROADCAST

11 LETHAM, LETHAM HALL

17 – LEICESTER, THE DONKEY

18 – YORK, THE FULFORD ARMS

22 LONDON, THE LEXINGTON

24 OXFORD, ARTS BAR (BULLINGDON ARMS)

25 BRISTOL, THE LOUISIANA

28 BRIGHTON, GREEN DOOR STORE

NOV

28 HURST GREEN, VILLAGE HALL

“They produce an inventive brand of guitar­laden cosmic aesthetic and sprinkles of trademark Manchester’s musical lineage” – Clash Magazine
“If you consider the term ‘Mancunian Americana’ to be an oxymoron… try listening to The Travelling Band. Brilliant” ­ Marc Riley, BBC 6Music
“Their harmonies are tight, guitar picking deft and tunes melodic” – Q Magazine
“It all here, passionate yet delicate vocals, deep forceful drumming, jangly guitar, fluctuating stings, everything you could ask for from a song that oozes summer” ­ The 405
“Sparkling harmonies and bright chirpy guitars pepper this album full of bright­eyed optimism” ­ BBC 6Music
“The Travelling Band blur the folk/rock boundaries, delicately intertwining sensitive lyrics with accomplished folk vocals and jangly instrumental accompaniments to form a tapestry of glittering whimsy” The Sun

“The Big Defreeze is easily the pick of anything that The Travelling Band have put to tape so far, and proves that they’re more than a great act to catch on stage” Drowned In Sound

“The sounds they generate took me back to my musical roots… Marvellous music to savour and enjoy” – Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival

The Travelling Band are :
Jo Dudderidge (Vocals, Guitars, Organ, Keys )

Adam Gorman (Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica, Keys)

Steve Mullen (Lead Guitar, Vocals)
Chris Spencer (Bass)
Nick Vaal (Drums)
LINKS / SOCIALS
www.thetravellingband.co.uk

www.facebook.com/thetravellingband

www.twitter.com/travellingband

www.youtube.com/thetravellingband

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