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  • 'The Boy With No Name' - New Travis Album 7th May 2007!

    6 feb 2007, 13:45 av SideFlower



    Travis announce new album

    Travis released their new album 'The Boy With No Name' on May 7th 2007.


    Singles
    My Eyes - September 17th 2007
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    Tracklistings is as follows:

    My Eyes: CD Single
    1. My Eyes
    2. Chances
    3. My Eyes Video

    My Eyes: 7" Vinyl (Part 1). Gatefold with Inner Bag
    A. My Eyes
    B. My Last Chance

    My Eyes 7" Coloured Vinyl (Part 2). To be inserted into the gatefold of 7" Vinyl Part 1
    A. My Eyes
    B. Up The Junction (Squeeze Cover)

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    Selfish Jean - July 9th 2007

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    Closer - April 23rd 2007

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    3 Times And You Lose Video >>>


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    Press Release
    "I'm not going to sit here and say this is the best record of the past 20 years” says Fran Healy, "But I think we've made a really good album. It feels like we're back."

    It does indeed. Travis's fifth album is a record that will remind people how the four friends from Glasgow came to be one of the UK's biggest and best loved bands. A band Chris Martin recently admitted "invented" Coldplay. A band that’s sold millions of albums and that headline festivals. A band that’s won the Brit for Best British Group twice and whose second album 'The Man Who', was bought by one in eight British households.

    Simply put, 'The Boy With No Name' is a belting collection of bittersweet pop songs from the band who do bittersweet pop music better than anyone. It's no exaggeration to say that every song - including the velcro-catchy bonus track - is a potential single. Clearly, Healy's knack for crafting brilliant songs from life's highs and lows hasn't deserted him. "Song for song, I honestly think it's stronger than anything we've done," says the band's ever-amiable bassist Dougie Payne. "Frannie just seemed to be completely inspired."

    It's been three and a half years since Travis's last studio album, '12 Memories', a record which Healy now describes as "a therapy session". As Payne adds "I really like that album but we were still recovering from all the madness of the previous few years."

    Madness like going from selling 40,000 copies of your first album (1997's 'Good Feeling') to going multi-platinum with your next two (1999's 'The Man Who' and 2001's 'The Invisible Band'). Or madness like when the band's drummer, Neil Primrose, dived head first into the shallow end of a swimming pool in 2002, shattering his upper vertebrae and endangering his life. Or, indeed, madness like the fact the country the band grew up in had flung itself into a war which they didn't agree with. "That record was like a purge of the system," says Healy.

    Once they'd finished promoting '12 Memories', the band decided to take their first proper break. "I just thought, 'I need to live'," explains Healy . "My best songs have always been drawn from experience and life. So I decided to take some time off, just to be with people I care about, go on holiday, hang out and get away from the intensity of the music business."

    By the autumn of 2004, the band were refreshed enough to reconvene. To kick things off, Travis went into the studio with Brian Eno to bounce some ideas around. That got their creative juices flowing and the band fell into a process whereby Healy would write some songs, the band would record them and then they'd get producers Nigel Godrich or Mike Hedges to come in and offer their opinions. There would be intense bursts of activity, followed by a few weeks or months off. During the breaks, Healy kept himself busy by becoming a father, visiting the Sudan with Save The Children and playing the odd show (2005's live highlight was either playing Live 8, headlining the Isle of Wight festival or performing at the annual Crouch End carol concert).

    Then, when it felt right, the band would go back into the studio. "We were just very, very relaxed about everything," says Healy. So much so that they invited various friends to join them for recording sessions, including Hollywood A-lister (and Travis fan) Ben Stiller, who played cowbell during one session. "I really enjoyed being in the studio this time," says Payne. "I think we all did. It sounds wanky, but some amazing things happened while we were just playing together. It really galvanised us as a band."

    Before long, it became apparent that they had a lot of songs. A lot of good songs. "The volume of stuff we recorded was amazing," says Payne. "We ended up with 30 or 40 tracks. The fact that whittling it down to 11 was so difficult speaks volumes about the quality of the songwriting that was going on. We've never been in the position before where we've had too many songs. Even with 'The Man Who' we only had 8 or 9 right up until a very late stage."

    'The Boy With No Name' was finally finished in December 2006. "That was when I stopped getting the voices in my head at night telling me it wasn't ready yet," grins Healy. "Now I'm really content that we've done a great thing and that it's time to get it out there."

    The album begins with the enchanting 'Three Times And You Lose', a classic Travis song about "feeling trapped and anonymous in the big city". Things then take a turn for the sprightly, with 'Selfish Jean', a track whose rollicking introduction was inspired by Iggy Pop and Motown, yet disguises a barbed song about broken friendships. That gives way to the so-in-love warmth of first single 'Closer' and the positively groovesome 'Big Chair', which marries Healy's tale of loneliness and rejection with the funkiest performance ever given by Travis's rhythm section.

    Next is 'Battleships', a wonderfully lilting tune which pinpoints those times when two people who love each other find themselves at war over "the stupid, niggly things, like directions when you're in the car". Then it's onto the stomping hymn to insomnia that is 'Eyes Wide Open' and the absurdly hooky 'My Eyes', which Healy wrote the day he discovered he was going to be a dad (the album also takes its title from Healy's son, Clay, whose name took several weeks to decide). That leads nicely onto the widescreen emotions of 'One Night', a gorgeous, heartfelt song about those brief moments that change your life forever.

    The delicate 'Out In Space' – “out in space, a million miners work upon the nights coal face” - is another song looking at friendships as they go through good times and bad, before the stirring Payne/Healy collaboration 'Colder' offers both Travis's finest weather-related song since 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me?' and proof that Healy is a cracking harmonica player. The album draws to a close with 'New Amsterdam', a hymn to New York, the city Healy has fallen so in love with that he's bought a flat there. Last, but not certainly not least, is that insanely catchy bonus track, 'Sailing Away', "a daft little ditty" which Healy wrote one day while sitting in his back garden mourning the death of his giant goldfish, Mr Pink.

    The album certainly has its emotional ups and downs, but, throughout, it glows with a newfound confidence and a softly expressed hopefulness. "I've been calling it 'guarded optimism'," says Payne. "This record is definitely more upbeat and positive than the last one. When you've got great songs, you feel more confident, that means you start playing great and then everything starts to feel more positive. I think that definitely bled through to the record."

    Travis are back, and ready to resume their place on the airwaves, on stages and in people's affections.

    "After a time of feeling stuck, we feel like we can do anything," agrees Healy. "We went through some dark places. But we've found our muse again."

    And then some.


    Quotes from http://www.necgroup.co.uk/visitor/whatson/displayeventcopy.asp?i=travis

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    The official tracklisting for the UK album is:

    1 = '3 Times And You Lose'
    2 = 'Selfish Jean'
    3 = 'Closer'
    4 = 'Big Chair'
    5 = 'Battleships'
    6 = 'Eyes Wide Open'
    7 = 'My Eyes'
    8 = 'One Night'
    9 = 'Under The Moonlight (Feat. KT Tunstall'
    10 = 'Out In Space'
    11 = 'Colder'
    12 = 'New Amsterdam'
    13 = 'Sailing Away' (Bonus Track)
    14 = 'Perfect Heaven Space' (Bonus Track)
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    LYRICS SECTION - (With thanks to Shapiro

    3 Times And You Lose
    I had a nightmare
    I lived in a little town
    where little dreams were broken
    and words were seldom spoken

    I tried to reach you
    but all the lines were down
    Summer rain began to fall
    on this little town
    ...on this little town

    The little people
    have very little left to say
    their words had all been shortened
    they didn't really seem important

    And I had a feeling
    that you were very far away
    but a little voice inside me said
    you'll never get away from here

    And it's 1, 2,
    3 Times and you lose
    of course it doesn't matter how you say it
    I'm out of love
    so there's nothing really more to say
    I'm throwing it all away

    And we had a peeling
    but now we all faked to see
    we never look at one another
    only when another suffered

    And if I saw you
    then it was just another face
    but I still don't blank horizon
    lining on the human race

    And it's 1, 2,
    3 Times and you lose
    of course it doesn't matter how you say it
    I'm out of luck
    so there's nothing really more to say
    I'm throwing it all away

    And it's 1, 2,
    3 Times and you lose
    I'm out of love
    so there's nothing really more to say
    I'm throwing it all away
    throwing it all away
    throwing it all away

    Selfish Jean
    Cheers
    Thanks for everything
    You hung me out by my heart
    You're just so selfish jean
    Yes you are

    Hey you
    Threw it all away
    Holding everything in
    Hey Jean don't rock the boat
    When you can't swim

    With a perfect understanding of the finer things in life
    A quite alarming knack of knowing when to twist the knife
    Oooooooooh
    Selfish Jean

    Here's to you
    Who ate everything
    Left it out on the shelf
    There's no one else to blame
    Except yourself

    Well a perfect combination of good educate and charm
    You keep the chocolate biscuits wired to a car alarm
    Oooooooooh
    Selfish Jean

    Well i'm standing on my own
    And this house is not a home
    It's so sad to see you go
    Things are high, things are low
    And it's good to know you know
    If you've got nowhere to go
    Well you could spend the night with me
    There will be no guarantee that I'll be here

    In the morning
    Or any time that you call
    I hear you snoring Jean
    Through the wall

    So hey
    Here's to everything
    To peace and love in our time
    Ah Jean the slate is clean
    I guess we're fine

    Well I don't expect a miracle
    Not asking you to change
    If you can see my happy
    Well just look the other way
    Oooooooooh
    Selfish Jean

    Heeeaaaaaah
    Selfish Jean

    Jean
    Oh yeah
    Jean

    Closer
    I've had enough
    Of this parade
    I'm thinking of
    The words to say
    We open up
    Unfinished parts
    Broken up
    It's so mellow

    And when I see you then i know it will be next to me
    And when I need you then I know you will be there with me
    I'll never leave you

    Just need to get closer, closer
    Lean on me now
    Lean on me now
    Closer, closer
    Lean on me now
    Lean on me now

    Keep waking up (waking up)
    Without you here (without you here)
    Another day (another day)
    Another year (another year)
    I seek the truth (seek the truth)
    We set apart (we set apart)
    Thinking of
    A second chance (a second chance)

    And when I see you then i know it will be next to me
    And when I need you I know you will be there with me
    I'll never leave you

    Just need to get closer, closer
    Lean on me now
    Lean on me now
    Closer, closer
    Lean on me now
    Lean on me now
    Lean on me now

    And when I see you then i know it will be next to me
    And when I need you I know you will be there with me
    I'll never leave you

    Just need to get closer, closer
    Lean on me now
    Lean on me now
    Closer, closer
    Lean on me now
    Lean on me now
    Lean on me now

    Closer, closer
    Closer, closer

    Big Chair
    Now you know that I heart everything about you
    And that's why it's quite hard to get through this alone

    You're the only one I can talk to about it
    In my darkest night I will be on my own

    These walls that we climb are hard to recognize
    They fall when I say your name

    Here we go
    Fast and slow
    On the big chair

    But we don't know
    Where we're going
    On the big chair

    Don't you know it's hard, quite, in the time of confusion
    To tell you that I love you

    You see it could have been me instead of you
    It could have been me if I wanted to
    But it wasn't
    So we'll have to face the truth

    These walls that we climb are hard to recognize
    They fall when I say your name

    Here we go
    Fast and slow
    On the big chair

    But we don't know
    Where we're going
    On the big chair

    Time to pull the shutters down
    Breakin' clouds don't make a sound?

    Here we go
    Fast and slow
    On the big chair

    But we don't know
    Where we're going
    On the big chair

    Battleships
    When will you carry me home like the wounded star in the movie
    When will you carry me home take it back to the start when you knew me
    Cause’ when you talk to me that way, I’ll be a million miles away
    I guess it’s just another day in love

    We’re battleships, driftin’ in an alley river
    Takin’ hits, sinking it’s now or never
    Overboard, drownin’ in a sea of love and hate but it’s too late
    Battleship down

    When will you figure it out that you aren’t always right little darlin’
    When will you figure out that it’s not worth the fight little darlin’
    Cause’ when you can’t think what to say, you go and throw it all away
    I guess it’s just another day in love

    We’re battleships, driftin’ in an alley river
    Takin’ hits, sinking it’s now or never
    Overboard, drownin’ in a sea of love and hate but it’s too late
    Battleship down

    But your too smarter and I’m too dumb
    With no heart in the middle

    We’re battleships, driftin’ in an alley river
    Takin’ hits, sinking it’s now or never
    Overboard, falling into the ocean
    Ship to shore, drownin’ in a sea of love and hate but it’s too late
    Battleship down

    Eyes Wide Open
    All these visions in my head
    shoot the gunner baby for the watershed
    some are live and some are dead
    makes no diferrence when they're in your head...head

    Keep the door open a crack
    so I can see then when they attack
    some are white and some are black
    makes no difference when they're on your back

    And I can't stop crying
    And I can't stop trying
    'Cause the day is dying...dying...dying
    With my eyes wide open

    Kept the sheep jumping the fence
    so I can see teepers (?) when I'm feeling tense
    disbelieve hung in suspense
    I die down with my own defence

    And I can't stop crying
    And I can't stop trying
    'Cause the day is dying...dying...dying
    With my eyes wide open

    All these visions in my head
    shoot the gunner baby for the watershed
    some are live and some are dead
    makes no diferrence when they're in your head

    And I can't stop crying
    And I can't stop trying
    'Cause the day is dying...dying...dying
    With my eyes wide open

    My Eyes
    Deep in my heart, there's no room for crying,
    but I'm trying to see your point of view
    Deep in my heart, I'm afraid of dying,
    I'd be lying if I said I'm not

    Welcome in, welcome in,
    Shame about the weather
    Welcome in, welcome in,
    It will come
    It's a sin, it's a sin,
    Where birds of a feather, are welcome to, land on you

    [CHORUS]
    Ya Ya Ya *2
    You've got my eyes
    We can see, what you'll be, you can't disguise
    And either way, I will pray, you will be wise
    Pretty soon you will see the tears in my eyes..

    As each day goes by, it makes way for another,
    We discover that we're not alone
    And each day we try, the best we can to recover,
    All the feelings that we left below

    Welcome in, welcome in,
    Shame about the weather
    Welcome in, welcome in,
    You will come
    It's a sin, it's a sin,
    Where birds of a feather, are welcome to, land on you

    [CHORUS]
    Ya Ya Ya *2
    You've got my eyes
    We can see, what you'll be, you can't disguise
    And either way, I will pray, you will be wise
    Pretty soon you will see the tears in my eyes..

    Welcome in, welcome in,
    Shame about the weather
    Welcome in, welcome in,
    You will come
    It's a sin, it's a sin,
    Where birds of a feather, are welcome to, land on you...

    [CHORUS]
    Ya Ya Ya *2
    You've got my eyes
    We can see, what you'll be, you can't disguise
    And either way, I will pray, you will be wise
    Pretty soon you will see the tears in my eyes.. *3

    One Night
    I wake up to find you laying awake
    with your hands in your head
    You cannot run, can't escape from the things
    that you say-ay-ay

    And you can tell anybody
    anybody who comes
    you can tell anybody
    but the damage's done
    the new day's begun.

    One night can change everything in your life
    One night can make everything alright
    One night can turn all your colors to white
    One night - it's easier said than done

    Turning and turning but never returning
    to what you once had
    Learning to care for the ones you hold dear
    but it's too...it's too bad

    One night can change everything in your life
    One night can make everything alright
    One night can turn all your colors to white
    One night - it's easier said than done

    All that I am
    All that I am
    All that I am

    Laying beside you as cold as a statue
    your hands are still warm
    trying to wake you as daylight brakes through
    the eye of the storm.

    So you can tell everybody
    everybody who comes
    you can tell everybody
    but the damage's done
    the new day's begun.

    One night can change everything in your life
    One night can make everything alright
    One night can turn all your colors to white
    One night - it's easier said than done

    One night..one...one night...one...
    One night - it's easier said than done

    Under The Moonlight (Feat. KT Tunstall)
    Can you see the moon be
    in the colors of the lights
    they're like flowers
    blooming in motion

    Watching in vain
    unless fireworks of the night (tonight)

    I begin to wake
    to relive this memory
    the answer is clear
    and beyond believe

    There's a gift of love
    that awaits the final day
    but tonight...tonight...

    Under the moonlight
    with the one you love
    under the big sky
    for the one you love
    Bathing under the moonlight
    with the one you love
    going places together
    tonight

    In the far distance
    as a dream nears the end
    and summer lovers pass the time
    holding on to what they can't keep

    Into that horizon
    where the ocean meets the sky
    so gather up your voice
    'cause tonight's the night (tonight)

    Under the moonlight
    with the one you love
    under the big sky
    for the one you love
    Laying under the moonlight
    with the one you love
    going places together
    tonight (tonight) (tonight)

    Stars light up with coast light
    and we'll feel this way for today
    and for all time

    Under the moonlight
    with the one you love
    under the big sky
    for the one you love
    Laying under the moonlight
    with the one you love
    under the moonlight
    Oh we're going places together
    tonight (tonight)

    tonight (tonight)
    tonight (tonight)
    tonight (tonight)
    Under the moonlight

    Out In Space
    Oh my friend
    We have spent
    So much time looking for someone to blame
    Cause were the same
    The jealous games
    Take up time we could spend on other things
    Oh my friend
    If it ends
    Let us go and then not look back again
    We can’t be
    You and me
    Taken' ourselves much too seriously

    But out in space
    A million miners work upon
    The night’s cold face
    But all I see is black
    And all the stars look back
    At me

    Oh my friend
    What a friend
    I’d have thought you’d have stayed here till the end
    I take a bow
    Draw the crowd
    We’re just words in the sand at high tide

    But out in space
    A million miners work upon
    The night’s cold face
    But all I see is black
    And all the stars look back

    And I’m leaving

    Oh my friend
    We should spend
    Some more time looking from the other end
    Cause we would see
    So clearly
    We’d blame ourselves as much as we’d blame weed
    We’d blame ourselves as much as we’d blame weed
    We’d blame ourselves

    Colder
    I'm in love with everything
    with every face I've ever seen
    and every place I've ever been
    has left its mark upon my worries

    I color in the world I see
    I pick apart the melody
    'cause maybe there's a symphony
    caught inside but there's no way out

    and the sky is falling down
    and there's an angel on the ground
    it's getting colder
    I'm standing looking down
    there's not a sound around the town
    it's getting colder
    colder

    I would show everything
    but everything is too extreme
    we'll wait and see the entropy
    at the end when we all stop lying but the sky is falling down
    and there's an angel on the ground
    it's getting colder
    I'm standing looking down
    there's not a sound around the town
    it's getting colder

    the sky is falling down
    and there's an angel on the ground
    it's getting colder
    I'm standing looking down
    there's not a sound around the town
    it's getting colder

    the sky is falling down
    and all the people on the ground
    are getting colder
    I'm standing looking down again
    but you can't help me now
    I'm getting colder

    New Amsterdam
    Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francois Truffaut,
    Robert Zimmerman and de Niro
    Paris, Texas - end of the world

    New York, New York,
    good bye girl

    And they meet
    on Blaker Street
    or the Park that is Central
    oh no
    I watched the sun go down
    down down beneath the ground
    and it's a new day,
    it's a new dawn,
    in New Amsterdam.

    The stranger in the moonlight,
    looks stranger in the moonlight

    And they meet
    on Blaker Street
    or the Park that is Central
    oh no
    I watched the sun go down
    down down beneath the ground
    and it's a new day,
    it's a new dawn,
    in New Amsterdam.

    And we meet
    on Blaker Street
    or the Park that is Central
    oh no
    I watched the sun go down
    down down beneath the ground
    and it's a new day,
    it's a new dawn,
    in New Amsterdam.

    Travis

    The Boy With No Name
    3 Times And You Lose
    Selfish Jean
    Closer
    Big Chair
    Battleships
    Eyes Wide Open
    My Eyes
    One Night
    Out In Space
    Colder
    New Amsterdam
    Sailing Away
    Under The Moonlight (Feat. KT Tunstall)
    Under The Moonlight
    The Day to Day
    The Day Today
    The Day Today?
    The Great Unknown
    Perfect Heaven Space
    This Love
    You Bring Me Down
    Is That Love
    Is That Love?
    Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)
    Pulling Mussels (From A Shell)
    Pulling Mussels (From The Shell) (Squeeze cover)
    Pulling Mussels (From A Shell) (Squeeze cover)
    Is That Love (Squeeze Cover)
    Is That Love? (Squeeze cover)
    Chances
    My Last Chance
    Up The Junction
    Up the Junction (Squeeze cover)
    Lovely Rita
    Eye Of The Needle
    7 Candles
    Sophie
    Closer (Acoustic Version)
    Closer (muzak version)
    Closer (Musak Version)
    Closer (Ringtone)
    Say Hello
    Trapped In The Eighties
    Doctor
    Friends
    My Life
    KT Tunstall
    Ben Stiller
    Nigel Godrich
    Brian Eno
    Fran Healy
    Dougie Payne
    Andy Dunlop
    Neil Primrose
    Good Feeling
    The Man Who
    The Invisible Band
    12 Memories
    Singles

    More details soon!...

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