|Travis are hoping to start recording their fourth album later this month.|
this week's NME you will find interviews with Fran and Neil
(on sale in London today and the rest of the UK tomorrow).
FRAN has become so disillusioned with the music industry that he is contemplating a career change to become an assistant to NME photographer TOM SHEEHAN. Speaking exclusively to NME.COM last week, Healy said that six years constant work pushing Travis to chart glory has left him "numb... completely knackered" and disillusioned with an industry "collapsing in on itself".
"I said to Tom, ' I want to be your assistant... and learn a couple of tricks'," Fran explained. "I've got a darkroom in the house and Nora does photography and I did a bit at art school. So we were doing a photoshoot with Tom and I really liked him, he's such a nice guy. So I said 'Would you mind if I popped in and helped out.' I haven't got round to it yet.
You'll find more details on www.nme.com and of course in new issue of NME
100 BEST ALBUMS OF ALL TIME, VOTE FOR TRAVIS
Vote for TRAVIS IN Q'S 'THE 100 BEST ALBUMS OF ALL TIME'. Q are compiling the first time TOP 100 ALL TIME GREATEST ALBUMS poll of the 21st century. You can nominate TRAVIS ALBUMS in your ten favourite LP's using the form HERE and one person will win the 100 albums chosen. The deadline for all votes is 1 November 2002.
|On Tuesday 3rd September, Travis won the GQ Award for Band Of The Year for the second time. In an elaborate award ceremony held at the Natural History Museum in London. Travis have won against New Order, Stereophonics, Gorillaz, Radiohead, U2, The Charlatans, Oasis, So Solid Crew & Jamiroquai.|
are to release their first new material in over a year this autumn with
a brand new song 'LOVE WILL COME THROUGH'
"Love Will Come Through" will not be available anywhere in the world as a single - therefore from November 15th fans will be able to download the track in full from www.travisonline.com for a minimal fee. All proceeds from the download will be donated to the Spinal Injuries Association. This charity was chosen as a result of Neil Primrose's spinal injuries sustained during their recent European Festival Tour. The track will also feature in new Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon film 'Moonlight Mile'. It will be released in the U.S on the 27th September and in the UK early 2003.
FORCED TO CANCEL V2002
TRAVIS have been forced to pull out of their headline slot at the V2002 FESTIVAL (on 17th and 18th August) due to the injury recently suffered by NEIL. They will be replaced by THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS , who will move from the NME STAGE stage to the MAIN STAGE.
Neil said:"I am feeling sad not to be able to play at this year's big show. I would like to send lots of love and thanks to everyone for their recent messages of good will. The good news is, hopefully a full recovery can be achieved over the next few months."
HAD AN OPERATION
Neil had an operation in France (July 11) to discover how seriously he was hurt following the accident that hospitalised him. Now, the operation has been completed, which has "stabilised" his fractures. A statement on the band's website, travisonline, reads: "We are pleased to report that yesterday's surgery was completed successfully and the doctors and staff involved are very happy with Neil's progress. The operation has confirmed that Neil sustained multiple fractures to his upper vertebrae which surgery has now stabilised. His continuing good progress should mean Neil and wife Esther will return to the UK shortly."
TRAVIS WON'T PLAY WITHOUT NEIL
Travis have revealed they consider it "totally inappropriate" to use a replacement drummer for V2002.
INJURED IN SWIMMING ACCIDENT! : TRAVIS FORCED TO
CANCEL EUROPEAN DATES!
Travis have cancelled European dates following a serious injury to NEIL PRIMROSE.
A statement reads: "On Sunday July 7th, Travis concluded a week of European festival appearances with a performance at the Belfort festival in France.
Whilst relaxing in the pool, Travis drummer Neil Primrose struck his head and was knocked unconscious. After realising his predicament, other band and crew members dragged Neil from the pool and gave him assistance. He was taken by ambulance to the local hospital in Belfort to receive treatment and to undergo tests. Early indications suggest that Neil has sustained a fracture on one of his vertebrae and is still in hospital in France undergoing further tests."
As a result, the band have cancelled their forthcoming live shows in Lucca, Italy (July 15), Rome (16), Les Vieilles Charrues Festival, France (19) and Dublin Marlay Park (21).
Full refunds will be made available for tickets purchased for these shows except Carhaix which is a 3 day festival.
The statement concludes: "We wish to apologise to all our fans for any inconvenience caused but hope you will join us in wishing Neil a full and speedy recovery."
NEIL PRIMROSE IS TO UNDERGO AN OPERATION
Following an X-ray examination of his upper vertebrae yesterday, and after consultation with his French doctor, Neil Primrose shall undergo an operation on Thursday morning to help repair the injury to his vertebrae sustained in the swimming accident in France on Sunday evening.
Neil's wife has arrived at the hospital today to be with him.
Fran, Andy and Dougie would like to say: "We hope that everyone will join us in wishing our friend and bandmate a full and quick recovery. We're all thinking of him. Thanks to all our fans and friends for all the support you have shown and we also want to take this opportunity to thank the members of the crew whose actions were so crucial on the night."
Speaking to Scottish newspaper the Daily Record, Neil explained how the accident occurred, and said that an operation today will reveal the full extent of his injuries.
"We'd been sitting around having a few drinks but we weren't drunk. The weather was beautiful and I decided to take a dip," he said. "Sadly for me, I dived into the shallow end and smashed my head against the bottom of the pool. I now know that I've possibly done quite a lot of damage as the surgeons here told me the impact had caused my head to push down onto my spine."
He concluded: "Now obviously I need to get over this operation. The surgeons want to find out whether any permanent damage has been done to my upper spine. Obviously my wife will want me to take some time off after this to recuperate. Tell the fans there's nothing to worry about. I'm fine and I'll be back with the band hotter than ever before."
|Neil is taking part in 2002 Autosport Ford Ka Championship, starting from Gateshead on 26 April. He is already 2 rounds in. Neil intends to take part in the whole seven-rally series as none of the rally dates clash with his performing or recording commitments with Travis|
Fran lost out on Best Song Musically And Lyrically to Bono from U2 ('Walk on')
Radio Two will be broadcasting a Travis documentary called
'The Invisible Band' at 8pm on Saturday 13th April.
Travis will be performing 'Flowers In The Window' on BBC1's Parkinson programme at 10.20pm on Saturday 27th April
|"Flowers in the window" entered UK chart at number 18|
|Release of "Flowers in the window" - the third single from the third album "The Invisible Band"|
|Travis popped in to the Session in Scotland studio on Tuesday 19 March to have a chat with Radio 1 listeners. Read the full transcript here!|
|Travis have been confirmed to headline at this years V2002 Festival at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park Stafford. The Festival takes place on Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th August, other acts announced so far include Stereophonics, Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream, Badly Drawn Boy, Supergrass, Ian Brown, Starsailor, Turin Brakes, and Elbow, more to be announced soon. Itís not yet been specified which act will play on which day, however. Tickets are £39.50 for a one-day pass, £67.50 for a weekend pass and £80.00 for a weekend pass with camping and go on sale at 9am this Saturday March 23.|
Here are the covers of "Flowers in the window" . It will be released on March 25:
Travis was named best group, "Invisible band" was named best album and "Sing" was named best song by german magazine musikexpress. Check out the current issue:
FLOWERS IN THE WINDOW VIDEO
|Check out the brand new video, filmed recently in South Africa with director Tom Carty, famous for the Guinness adverts. Video is available only on oficial site. Click here to see it (video is very strange)|
|Travis won in category Best British Group at Brit awards. Check out all the winners:|
|"Flowers in the window" b-sides are going to be:|
|Here comes the sun (cover of Beatles written by George Harrison)|
|A little bit of soul|
|Travis won in category Best Gig at Session In Scotland awards. Here are the results:|
|Travis Tour - 40%
Super Furry Animals Tour - 19%
The Strokes at King Tut's - 15%
Mogwai in Rothesay - 14%
Mull Historical Society in Mull - 12%
|'Flowers in the window' will be released on March 18|
have been nominated for the following at this years Brit Awards;
British Band, Best British Album and Best British Video for
ceremony will take place at Earls Court 2 on Wednesday 20th February
2002. Vote for TRAVIS:
TRAVIS, STARSAILOR, RYAN ADAMS JOIN FORCES FOR NME SHOW
|Travis have announced that they will headline the NME Carling Show at the London Astoria in association with War Child on Monday 4th February. All proceeds from the show will go towards War Child's work in Afghanistan and Africa|
confirmed by Fran that 'Flowers in the window' is the next single.
That's what Fran said yesterday:
Flowers is the next single. It
comes out in March I think. We are going into the studio next week to
record b sides for it. It should be on radio in February. Pipe Dreams is
a possible 4th single,
|Travis have been nominated for two awards at Session In Scotland awards (Best Gig and Best website) Cast your vote now:|