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Travis — Everything At Once (Japanese Deluxe Edition) ♣ Highly successful Scottish trad rockers who emerged in the late ‘90s with a melodic, heartfelt brand of Britpop.
♣ Scottish indie rockers still reigning..., Travis make successful, sometimes truly special, pop music. The time for judging them against ‘serious’ or ‘real’ or whatever the self~consciously backward arbiters of desperate notions of authentic masculinity are calling lumpen rock music these days is over. If you sometimes need to reach for songs that make you smile, that deliver adrenaline or emotional balm, then you could do an awful lot worse than ‘Everything At Once’. — Gareth James
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Album release: 29 April 2016
Recorded: December 2014 ~ October 2015 at Hansa Tonstudio, Berlin, Germany
Record Label: Red Telephone Box LLP
01 What Will Come 2:57
02 Magnificent Time 2:50
03 Radio Song 3:00
04 Paralysed 2:49
05 Animals 3:43
06 Everything At Once 2:59
07 3 Miles High 2:47
08 All Of The Places 3:32
09 Idlewild (Feat. Josephine Oniyama) 3:53
10 Strangers On A Train 4:52
11 Sing (Live) (Japan Bonus Track) 4:00
12 Closer (Live) (Japan Bonus Track) 5:01
01. Everything At Once — The Film
℗ 2016 Red Telephone Box LLP, under exclusive license to Caroline International
• UK Albums (OCC) #5
♣ Fran Healy — lead vocals, rhythm guitar (1990~present)
♣ Dougie Payne — bass guitar, backing vocals (1994~present)
♣ Andy Dunlop — lead guitar, banjo, backing vocals (1990~present)
♣ Neil Primrose — drums, percussion (1990~present)
♣ Geoff Martyn — keyboards (1990~1994)
♣ Chris Martyn — bass guitar (1990~1994)
♣ Fran Healy 1, 3, 4, 8, 9
♣ Fran Healy / Tim Rice~Oxley 2
♣ Dougie Payne 5, 6
♣ Aurora Aksnes / Fran Healy 7
♣ Andy Dunlop / Ali Ingle 10
♠ Everything At Once’ is the brand new ten track studio album by Travis released on their own label Red Telephone Box and features the new single ‘3 Miles High’ a beautifully understated and uplifting acoustic track, featuring backing vocals from up and coming Norwegian artist Aurora.
♠ Written by Travis and produced by Michael Ilbert at the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin, ‘Everything At Once’ positively overflows with conviction and confidence; pushing boundaries while maintaining their classic sound.
♠ This deluxe album set features a DVD containing the Everything At Once film directed by Fran Healy.
♠ Includes instant download of the tracks ‘Everything At Once’ and ‘3 Miles High’.
♠ Travis have always tried to make good videos to go with their songs. We all love films.
≡≥ ““I watched a few movies in 2015 while recording our new album which inspired me to perhaps try something a bit more visually ambitious this time around. One was Wild Tales, an Argentinian film which is made up of 6 discreet shorts which all loosely connect, another was Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa and finally i saw the German movie Victoria, which scooped all the awards at last years German Baftas. It’s a feature shot entirely in one take. This was the main catalyst. I thought if someone can shoot a full 2 hour feature in one take with no cuts, it wouldn’t be far fetched for me to try and make a movie which connected all the main songs on our record.
♠ So I hired young up and coming producer Elena Winterer and persuaded the hottest new DP in Germany Cristian Pirjol and my friend Sarah Iben who is one of the best editors in the US and a crew of amazing film makers including the lighting guy from Victoria, to bring it all to life. It’s been the coolest most creative time i’ve ever had and the best thing i think i’ve ever been a part of.”” ~ Fran Healy 2016
AllMusic Review by Neil Z. Yeung; Score: ****
♦♥♦ Over the span of almost three decades, Scottish indie rock stalwarts Travis have persevered, both holding faithful to the sound that they helped break into the U.K. mainstream in the ‘90s and rocking long enough to watch their sonic progeny spread their wings and fly off in various artistic directions (see: Coldplay, Keane, Snow Patrol). And through it all, Travis remained reliable, seldom veering too far from the center. On their eighth album, Everything at Once — a long~form commentary on modern life in the 21st century — they revive familiar sounds and also push themselves into more cheerful and unencumbered directions. Vocalist Fran Healy’s voice remains tender as ever on plaintive throwbacks like the strumming “All of the Places” and the warm “What Will Come,” both of which would fit seamlessly on The Man Who or The Invisible Band. Rougher~edged moments like the ‘90s nostalgic “Radio Song" and the Muse~lite Wild West epic “Paralysed” sidle up nicely with the darker 12 Memories or Ode to J. Smith, their heaviest album to date. The highlights are the three most surprising tracks on Everything. “Magnificent Time” — inspired, in part, by Keane’s Tim Rice~Oxley — is a positively ebullient number that bursts with joy. Within the Travis discography, it’s a bit jolting — think “Selfish Jean” with a lot more sunshine ~ but the band’s happiness is infectious. The title track, penned by bassist Dougie Payne, injects a funky strut to the album, with a slinky bassline and speak~singing reminiscent of Achtung Baby/Zooropa~era U2. “Idlewild,” a magical duet with English singer/songwriter Josephine Oniyama, pops up toward the end of the album. There’s a slightly disconcerting tone, despite the gorgeous manner in which Healy and Oniyama trade off verses, like a less scary version of Nick Cave’s Murder Ballad duet with Kylie Minogue. The album closes with the uplifting radio~ready U2~meets~OneRepublic “Strangers on a Train.” All at once, it reflects both the bands that influenced them and the ones that they have influenced over the years. The album’s title may refer to modern society’s urge for instant gratification, but it also provides a symbolic nod to what Travis have done over the course of their career. Everything at Once is their liveliest and most lighthearted effort to date, a celebration of both their legacy and their maturity.
GARETH JAMES REVIEWS 25 · 04 · 2016 · Score: 7/10
Birth name: Francis Healy
Born: 23 July 1973, Stafford, England, United Kingdom
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica, banjo, drums, sitar
Notable instruments: Fender Telecaster, Fender Mustang, Fender Thinline Telecaster
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