Travis Cut 25th Anniversary
Travis Cut are one of the unsung heroes of the UK punk scene. They played their first show in 1993, opening for D.O.A. in London. This was soon followed by tours with Lagwagon and Down By Law and a Record Of The Week on Steve Lamacq’s Radio 1 show. Paying short sharp bursts of (bitter)sweet punk rock heavily influenced by classic US ’80s melodic hardcore & punk, like Husker Du, Naked Raygun, and All/ Descendents, Travis Cut also maintained a strong musical link to their great British melodic punk forefathers like The Clash and The Buzzcocks.
2018 is their 25th Anniversary and the original line-up of Mac, Alex and Chris will be hitting a few stages to celebrate. All the original Travis Cut albums will be re-issued by Bomber Music over the next few weeks (digital only for now, sorry!
The first album, Serial Incompetence, will be re-issued on 22 January 2018. Please embed, share, review, love etc (for BandCamp embed contact us to add your site)
Over ten years Travis Cut released 4 albums, including the brilliant Seventh Inning Stretch, recorded at legendary Inner Ear studios and produced by Dave Smalley of Dag Nasty/ Down By Law and Don Zientra (who worked with Minor Threat, Fugazi, Bad Brains etc). Brian Baker of Bad Religion guested on guitar on some tracks.
There were also many, many singles (upwards of 20 including split singles), some great cover versions, countless compilations, and extensive touring of the UK, Japan, the USA, and across mainland Europe often sharing bills and stages with the good and the great of the ’90s punk scene.
Plagued by a series of Spinal Tap-esque drummer changes Travis Cut pulled it together to release third album Another Day, Another Drummer (the album sleeve included a genuine, and successful, advert for a new drummer!) before taking an extended hiatus with only occasional forays into the world of gigging, and one album (Shambles) including a guest appearance from Dag Nasty drummer Colin Sears (first time the band had changed drummer mid-set!), a benefit for Supersuckers’ Eddie Spaghetti, and an emotional farewell to the venue that had spawned them, The Square in Harlow last year