THE TRAVELLING BAND
SHARE ‘INTO THE WATER’
+ ANNOUNCE FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘SAILS’ DUE 25TH AUGUST
VIA SIDEWAYS SALOON RECORDS/KARTEL MUSIC GROUP
‘Into the Water’ is an autobiographical transatlantic love song, as Jo Dudderidge (vocals, guitar) explains: “I wrote it at a time when I was in a long distance, open relationship with a lover who was living in New York while I was in England. It’s a desperate love letter. I was willing to do anything to make it work.”
Focused around the songwriting talents and production skills of Jo Dudderidge and Adam Gorman and the rhythmic driving force of enigmatic drummer Nick Vaal, The Travelling Band have been quietly honing what Marc Riley described as “Mancunian Americana”. ‘SAILS’ mines a rich seam of influences, with key album track ‘Last Night I Dreamt (of Killing You)’ and the grungy ‘Wasted Eyes’ highlighting the band’s love of American indie rock, but still with that Mancunian twist nodding to Elbow and I Am Kloot. ‘Mopping Forwards’ draws on their time spent in East Nashville and the almost Satie-like melancholic ballad ‘Loser’ belies the darker turn that Jo and Adam’s lyrics have taken. The album’s title is taken from a lyric in the closing song, ‘Leftover Lines’: “I thought you were looking for a breath to fill your sails.
The striking artwork has been developed by London design house Nomad and is based on maritime signal flags (the International Code of Signals).
SAILS is due 25th August via Sideways Saloon Records/Kartel Music Group and available to pre-order via Music Glue: http://smarturl.it/sails
About The Travelling Band:
The Travelling Band are a Manchester-based rock band. The core trio of Adam Gorman, Jo Dudderidge and Nick Vaal have been joined recently by Harry Fausing Smith (sax, violin, clarinet) and Sam Quinn (bass) after the departure of original members Mugger (guitar) and Spenny (bass). The line up is augmented by Chris Hillman (guitar and pedal steel) on their energetic live shows, which feature the dual lead vocals of Adam and Jo. The Travelling Band have released three critically lauded previous albums – Under the Pavement (2008), Screaming is Something (2011) and The Big Defreeze (2014) – they have performed at festivals such as Glastonbury (Other Stage/Park/Acoustic), Cropredy, Green Man, Festival No.6, Kendal Calling, End of the Road and Beautiful Days and spent much of 2016 touring Europe as Lissie’s backing band.
Sideways Saloon was set up by The Travelling Band for their first release, Under the Pavement, but is now spreading its wings, having released the solo debut from UK-based Canadian A. Dyjecinski, and with plans for further releases in the pipeline. This release also marks the start of a new label services and marketing relationship with Kartel Music Group.