Travis enter UK Album Chart at No. 3
Congratulations to Travis, who entered the Official UK Album Chart at number three this week with their new album ‘Where You Stand’. The follow-up to 2008’s ‘Ode to J. Smith’, the new album was the highest new chart entry and Travis’ first new album in 5 years (the second on their own Red Telephone Box label).
The album was written and recorded across London, Norway, New York, and took in a production stint at Berlin’s legendary Hansa Studios. This was enjoyed particularly by the band’s Bowie-fanatic Dougie Payne, who revelled in layering the famous synthesisers of ‘Low’ fame onto ‘Different Room’.
Sounding and looking more invigorated than ever, the Scottish band, with “Super Swede” Michael Ilbert (The Hives/The Cardigans/The Wannadies) on production duties, are back.
“..producing some of the finest music of their career to date.” – Clash Music 8/10
“Healy’s voice got right into my heart. It doesn’t surface all the time, but there’s a kind of magic in their gentle universality.” – The Telegraph ***
“Where You Stand is a fine effort.” – The Line Of Best Fit 7/10