ASKME -singles-button-smallIMPACT DATE: 14th September 2014
LABEL: Sideways Saloon

“The sounds they generate took me back to my musical roots… Marvellous music to savour and enjoy”

– Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival

The Travelling Band are the kind of group people long to be part of – the kind that stirs deep-set emotions in fans who would dance over hot coals to see this most remarkable of live bands.

Their new single, Passing Ships, is everything The Travelling Band are, and everything their fans adore: bittersweet stories planting little flags in the mind and claiming attention for days, woven in and out of melodies you’ll think you grew up with.

Recorded with a panache to thrill existing fans and tease new ones into exploring much further, Passing Ships is typically-euphoric, carefully-crafted, always-rousing: a hallmark of all the band’s music.

Passing Ships has already been met with breathless praise:

“The track blows by in the best possible way, leaving you a little breathless and wanting even more” – Indieshuffle
“A unique soundexpansive and poppy” – Earmilk

As usual, the band’s huge and loyal following demanded a UK-wide tour, and were of course rewarded with one – with yet more dates to be announced. The song is taken from their new LP, The Big Defreeze, which is released on the 25th August.

Passing Ships is a free download, and is for fans of beautiful, storytelling music like Calexico, Iron & Wine, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Frightened Rabbit and Elbow.

“They produce an inventive brand of guitar-­laden cosmic aesthetic and sprinkles of trademark Manchester’s musical lineage” Clash Magazine
“If you consider the term ‘Mancunian Americana’ to be an oxymoron… try listening to The Travelling Band. Brilliant” ­ Marc Riley, BBC 6Music
“Their harmonies are tight, guitar picking deft and tunes melodic” Q Magazine
“It all here, passionate yet delicate vocals, deep forceful drumming, jangly guitar, fluctuating stings, everything you could ask for from a song that oozes summer” – The 405

The Travelling Band live:

12th – Triumph Live Festival

8th – Cropredy Festival, Nr. Banbury
16th – Undressed Festival, Halle St. Peters, Manchester
23rd – Green Belt Festival, Northamptonshire
30th – Off The Tracks Festival, Derbyshire

7th – Sc4m Festival, The Railway, Winchester
12th – The Institute, Kelvedon, Essex
14th – Shrewsbury Fields Festival

2nd – Kendal, The Brewery
3rd – Leeds, Brudenell
8th – Liverpool, The Kazimier
9th – Edinburgh, Voodoo Room
10th – Glasgow, Broadcast
11th – Letham, Letham Hall
22nd – London, The Lexington
24th – Oxford, Arts Bar (Bullindon Arms)
25th – Bristol, The Louisiana

28th – Hurst Green, Village Hall

The Travelling Band online:

City Reign Curate Exclusive Q Magazine Playlist


City Reign are no strangers to making albums in odd places – having just recorded their new album Another Step in Salford’s Sacred Trinity Church.

Q Magazine asked them to put together a playlist of their favourite tracks that were recorded in odd places – and they picked a varied bunch, including Johnny Cash, Doves, Bon Iver, U2 and My Morning Jacket.


Hear their new single ‘Making Plans’ here  – it’s released on Car Boot Records on March 11th.

AM Supports Train on UK Tour

Artist: AM          Album: Future Sons and Daughters (Out Now!)        

Label: Naim Edge   


October 18 – Vicar Street, Dublin (w/ Train)

October 19 – Forum, Waterford (w/ Train)

October 20 – Academy, Birmingham (w/ Train)

October 21 – ABC, Glasgow (w/ Train) – SOLD OUT

October 23 – Academy, Manchester (w/ Train)

October 24 – Academy, Bristol (w/ Train)

October 25  –  Shepherds Bush Empire, London – SOLD OUT

October 26 – Water Rats, London – **HEADLINE SHOW**

Hailed by Q Magazine as a ‘rare talent’, Los Angeles based AM arrives on these shore to support US band Train during their forthcoming UK tour. In addition to this AM headlines his own show at London’s Water Rats on the 26th October. Already he can boast support slots for French Electronica giants AIR, Charlotte Gainsbourg and the acclaimed Brazilian songwriter Caetano Veloso. His debut album Future Sons and Daughters was produced by Charles Newman (Magnetic Fields) in Elliott Smith‘s former apartment, and fuses a wide range of roots sounds; from 60s Bay area psychedelia to Brazilian tropicalia. To give you an idea of his musical influences he’s helpfully put together a mixtape, available from SoundCloud:     

With the album set for release on vinyl on October 25th, AM is offering gig-goers the chance to pick up a free autographed copy of the album on limited edition 180gram vinyl. To qualify, you need to buy 4 tickets for the show; then you can collect the record from AM at the show.

 Future Sons and Daughters is out now on Naim Edge.