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THE TRAVELLING BAND share ‘Last Night (I Dreamt of Killing You) from forthcoming album ‘SAILS’ due 25th August on Sideways Saloon + announce UK tour

August 1, 2017

THE TRAVELLING BAND

SHARE ‘LAST NIGHT (I DREAMT OF KILLING YOU)

TAKEN FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘SAILS’ DUE 25TH AUGUST VIA SIDEWAYS SALOON/KARTEL MUSIC GROUP+ ANNOUNCE UK TOUR THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER

 Honeyed harmonies and reverb-soaked guitars” – Drowned in Sound
“They produce an inventive brand of guitar-laden cosmic aesthetic and sprinkles of trademark Manchester’s musical lineage” – Clash
“Their harmonies are tight, guitar picking deft and tunes melodic” – Q Magazine
“It’s all here – passionate yet delicate vocals, deep forceful drumming, jangly guitar, fluctuating strings – everything you could ask for from a song that oozes summer” – The 405

Manchester’s The Travelling Band have shared ‘Last Night (I Dreamt of Killing You)’taken from their forthcoming album ‘SAILS’ which is due 25th August via Sideways Saloon/Kartel Music Group. The track is inspired by a dream that lead vocalist, Jo Dudderidge’s girlfriend had in which he killed her. The sombre subject of the song is set against beautifully jangly guitars and sweet vocals and takes you on a dark journey of one side of a relationship. The track is available on all digital platforms now via Sideways Saloon/Kartel Music Group.

On the inspiration behind the song, Jo says: “It was a real dream and it kind of messed my head up at the time. The song explores the darkness of love and the brittle nature of relationships and escapism. I’d revisited J D Salinger’s ‘The Catcher In the Rye’ and reflected on the protagonist Holden’s misguided adventures in New York as he searched for a deeper meaning in life. There’s a part of me that hasn’t really grown up and is constantly searching for something missing. I relate to his character is that way. I tried to weave that into the song as best I could. I’m not a killer though, I’m way too untidy to get away with it.”

The band are set to go on a UK tour in support of new album ‘SAILS’ throughout November. Dates below…

Wednesday 1st November – Prince Albert, Brighton
Thursday 2nd November – Thekla, Bristol
Friday 3rd November – Forg & Fiddle, Cheltenham
Saturday 4th November – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
Friday 10th November – Cluny, Newcastle
Saturday 11th November – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow
Sunday 12th November – The Mash House, Edinburgh
Thursday 16th November – Soundhouse, Leicester
Friday 17th November – Band on the Wall, Manchester
Saturday 18th November – Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor
Tuesday 21st November – Borderline, London
Thursday 23rd November – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Sunday 26th November – Bodega, Nottingham

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.

SAILS Tracklist:

1. Moments Like Switches
2. Wasted Eyes
3. Into the Water
4. Mopping Forwards
5. Loser
6. Unlike You
7. Last Night (I Dreamt of Killing You)
8. Out of the Water
9. Failure is a Bastard
10. Leftover Lines

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