Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": britpop indie rock alternative british indie rock alternative rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s


One of Travis’ chief claims to fame when they launched their career in 1997 was the fact that they were the first band to be signed to Independiente Records, the new label started by Andy McDonald following his departure from Go! Discs. Heavily influenced by classic rock acts such as Neil Young, the band was formed in Glasgow, Scotland from the ashes of local act Glass Onion (their new name was inspired by Harry Dean Stanton’s character in the cult movie Paris, Texas). The line-up comprises Fran Healy (Francis Healy, 23 July 1973, Stafford, Staffordshire, England; vocals), Neil Primrose (b. 20 February 1972, Cumbernauld, Glasgow, Scotland; drums), Andy Dunlop (b. Andrew Dunlop, 16 March 1972, Lenzie, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland; guitar) and Dougie Payne (b. Douglas Payne, 14 November 1972, Glasgow, Scotland; bass), the latter the last to join in 1996. McDonald had been keen to sign the band while still at Go! Discs, but was unable to do so owing to...

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