LOUD HORIZON likes to be among the first to tell readers of a ‘new’ or totally ‘undiscovered’ band, but of course there are going to be times when I am indeed very late to the party … and come across a band and their music that people have been raving about for ages.
Still – I’m not proud. Here’s one I missed earlier!
THE TRAVELLING BAND are obviously so well known that the Press Sheet I read says next to nothing about the band’s biography. But just in case there are others like me out there who sometimes miss the boat completely, here’s a little of what I’ve found out:
Marc Riley of Radio 6Music and the Eavis family (Glastonbury Festival) are counted as big fans. Early fans at that … both championing the cause even before the Manchester band had self-released their debut album ‘Under the Pavement’ in late 2008. Now, five years down the line, with over 400 shows under their belt, and their second album ‘Second is Something,’ appearing back in 2011, they are preparing to release their third LP ‘The Big Defereeze.’
As a taster, the ‘Hands Up’ EP has been released via THE TRAVELLING BAND’s Bandcamp page on a ‘pay what you like basis.’
(The following video, for any philistines such as myself, illustrates the otherworldly story of a man searching the wilderness for answers.)
I’ll know the next time ……