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Travis

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Sing Travis 03:48
Side Travis 03:59
Why Does It Always Rain On Me? Travis 04:24
Love Will Come Through Travis 03:40
Closer Travis 04:00
Flowers In The Window Travis 03:41
The Beautiful Occupation Travis 03:45
Driftwood Travis 03:33
Turn Travis 04:24
Writing To Reach You Travis 03:41

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Driftwood

by Travis

04/14/2022

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Starting out under the moniker Glass Onion in the early 1990s, Scottish rock band Travis took their name from Harry Dean Stanton's character in the Wim Wenders film Paris. After several transformations and setbacks the band moved to London in 1995 and had their first gig in the Dublin Castle in Camden. Andy Macdonald, of Go! Disc Records and Independiente Records, heard a demo and reportedly signed the band up with an undisclosed amount of his own money - the band is signed up to Macdonald not to any label. Their 1997 debut album Good Feeling (recorded at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New York) reached Number 9 in the UK charts but, because of little airplay and poor sales, it failed to stay there despite positive reviews. Their follow up in 1999, The Man Who, seemed to be about to follow form and slipped from Number 7 to Number 19 before the increasing airplay of their single Why Does It Always Rain On Me pushed the album back up the charts and the ablum won a BRIT Award; it has since sold enough copies for the media to widely state that one-in-eight UK households owned a copy. The band embarked on a world tour and headlined the 2000 Glastonbury festival but the success of 2001's The Invisible Band was marred by an accident in which drummer Neil Primrose broke his neck. The band were close to quitting but Primrose made a full recovery and the they went onto record 2003's 12 Memories, The Boy With No Name (2007) and Ode to J. Smith in 2008.