The Thekla Archives: 2017

The Travelling Band, DHP Presents: The Travelling Band

  • Thursday 2nd November 2017


The Travelling Band

‘Into the Water’ is an autobiographical transatlantic love song, as Jo explains: “I wrote it at a time when I was in a long distance, open relationship with a lover who was living in New York while I was in England. It’s a desperate love letter. I was willing to do anything to make it work.”

Focused around the songwriting talents and production skills of Jo Dudderidge and Adam Gorman and the rhythmic driving force of enigmatic drummer Nick Vaal , The Travelling Band have been quietly honing what Marc Riley described as “Mancunian Americana” . The resulting album mines a rich seam of influences, with key album track ‘Last Night I Dreamt (of Killing You)’ and the grungy ‘Wasted Eyes’ highlighting the band’s love of American indie rock, but still with that Mancunian twist nodding to Elbow and I Am Kloot. ‘Mopping Forwards’ draws on their time spent in East Nashville.


The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:00pm
Ages 14+

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