|12 Memories - Album Trailer|
|back and re-evaluate. Neils accident was devastating and almost the end of Travis. This band would not exist without one of the four members. Neils recovery was amazing, we were all given another chance. |
As 2002 drew to a close Travis reassembled at Crear, West Scotland. They set up a makeshift studio and once again lived the communal life that they had led when they first came to London in 1996. They would stumble out of bed and play songs still dressed in their pyjamas. They would wander up the road to the pub owned by Neils parents and have a few shots of malt. After two weeks they had written and recorded nine new songs. It was like falling in love again, says Dougie. Crear seemed like a healing place.
And indeed it was.
Travis returned to the studio at the start of 2003. They relocated to Real World near Bath and worked towards completing 12 Memories. There was one further change in the Travis dynamic. This time they opted to oversee production of the record - the Crear sessions being produced by the band and Steve Orchard; additional production and mixing at Real World was undertaken by Tchad Blake. And in, 12 Memories they have made their best record yet. As Dougie so succinctly puts it: It just feels like us.
Travis are expected shortly to announce a set of shows to coincide with the albums release.
(And the 12th memory? Discover for yourself)
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