The Travelling Band are set to release ‘Sundial MMXI’ on 17 October
Manchester's The Travelling Band are to release a new single on 17 October. Called ‘Sundial MMXI’ the track is an edited version of what is rapidly becoming a festival anthem as the band live up to their name with winning sets across the UK’s festival circuit. Initially released as a very limited edition single in 2010, ‘Sundial’ is now getting a full release due to popular demand.
Dispensing with the need for a verse, ‘Sundial’ instead centres around a glorious refrain which circles around, swelling as it does to include strings, horns, harmonies and a gleeful euphoria. ‘Sundial’ isn’t quite soul music, isn’t quite folk, isn’t quite pop or rock, but is, unremittingly beautiful. If the UK’s summer festivals need an anthem, then this is probably it ...
Lifted from their second album ‘Screaming Is Something’, ‘Sundial’ is backed with an edited version of On The Rails, also taken from the new album, and there will be videos for both and a free download from the website.
The Travelling Band’s shimmering blend of cosmic-country-pop, understated psychedelia, vocal harmonies and nu-folk has made them one of the most talked about artists to emerge from the Manchester music scene.
“The Travelling Band take me back to my musical roots. Marvellous music to savour and enjoy” Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival
The Travelling Band’s carefully honed mixture of folk, country, and understated psychedelia came as a result of their involvement in earlier acts ...
The Travelling Band are
Adam Gorman: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Pump Organ, Accordion, Banjo, Harmonica, Percussion, Keys Jo Dudderidge: Vocals, Keys, Acoustic Guitar, Synth, Percussion Steve Mullen: Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Percussion Chris Spencer: Bass Nick Vaal: Drums, Percussion
2nd Nov: Academy 3, Manchester 3rd Nov: Borderline, London 4th Nov: Erics, Liverpool 5th Nov: Telford's Warehouse, Chester 10th Nov: Queens' University Student Union, Belfast 11th Nov: Upstairs at Whelans, Dublin 25th Nov: the Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham
6th Dec: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 7th Dec: the Met, Bury 9th Dec: Trades Club, Hebden Bridge