Travis are back with their brand-new album, Where You Stand, their first full-length record in five years, and Music Feeds are streaming the exclusive Australian pre-release all this week ahead of its official street date this Friday!
Produced by “Super Swede” Michael Ilbert (The Hives, The Cardigans), Where You Stand has moments grand in scale – a far cry from the quieter, more introspective moments on records past – yet there’s no hiding the group’s seemingly effortless ability to write deceptively simple, heartfelt and damn catchy pop tunes.
Written and recorded across London, Norway, New York and Berlin, the lush and layered production has already been showcased in first singles Where You Stand and Moving, while album highlights Another Guy and piano ballad The Big Screen strip things right back without losing momentum.
The Scottish post-Britpop four piece have been quietly kicking on since their massive 1999 breakthrough effort, The Man Who, which spawned ginormous hit singles Why Does It Always Rain On Me? and Driftwood, scored them a BRIT Award and took them to number 1 positions around the world.
The last few releases from the band have been relatively low key affairs. Speaking on the band’s decision to step out of the spotlight, bassist Dougie Payne said, “You stay away as long as it takes, so you feel that hunger and desire to get back to it same as you did at the start.” If Where You Stand is any indication, Travis have stayed away long enough.
Where You Stand hits shelves both digital and physical this Friday, 16th August – preorder your digital copy via iTunes or pick yourself up a copy of the limited edition CD/DVD set here.
Listen: Travis – Where You Stand