Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Travis.


Scottish band that have made a career on indie pop filled bright songs with lyrics that tug at the head and heart


  • Song: "Driftwood"

  • Album: The Man Who
  • Year: 1999



  • Song: "Re-Offender"

  • Album: 12 Memories
  • Year: 2003



  • Song: "Sing Me To Sleep"

  • Album: Wreckorder
  • Year: 2010
  • Comment: Fran Healy's solo effort. This song features Neko Case with Fran.



  • Song: "Why Does It Always Rain On Me?"

  • Album: The Man Who
  • Year: 1999
  • Comment: My introductory song from Travis



  • Song: "Sing"

  • Album: The Invisible Band
  • Year: 2001
  • Comment: Maybe the best Travis song !



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Key Tracks



Scottish alternative band Travis has been around since 1990, but the singles preempting their seventh (!) studio album are full of life and energy. "Moving," the second song off Where You Stand, out August 19 (the first since 2008's Ode to J. Smith), came with an accompanying music video that is simple and beautiful, much like the tune itself.

Standing in their hats and jackets in the cold, Fran Healey and his Glasgow group sing and blow into the cold air, with animated figures of men running coming out of their frosted breaths. But the music video was made with no post-production, apparently; the animations were all projected from that light in the back, and the cold air made by their breathing was enough for the light to project onto. That explains the imperfections and swirls in the heads and figures that appear.

The song itself is classic Britpop, with that belted, moving chorus making obvious the influences that bands like Coldplay took from Travis way back when. "Where You Stand," the title track and first single, is another sweet midtempo tune, although more acoustic than "Moving."


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