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Upcoming shows: Advance Base... Group Listening... Laura Gibson... Buke and Gase... Man of Moon... Dylan Rodrigue... Mugstar... You Tell Me... Ólafur Arnalds... Kristin Hersh... Tiny Ruins... Mano McLaughlin... CC Smugglers... Dan Mangan... Skinny Lister... Steve Gunn... Liela Moss... Holy Moly & The Crackers... William the Conqueror... Vera Sola... C Duncan... Weyes Blood... Otoboke Beaver... BC Camplight... Simone Felice... Rozi Plain... Josh Rouse + Grant-Lee Phillips... The Unthanks... James Yorkston... The Beths... Hayes Carll... Robert Forster & Band... The Sheepdogs... Lawrence Arabia... The Burning Hell... The Stroppies... Mark Mulcahy...

When: 7pm on Saturday 15 December 2018
Where: YES (The Pink Room), 38 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DB

We’re delighted to be promoting The Traveling Band’s show at new venue, YES!

Indie rockers The Travelling Band return to their hometown on Saturday 15 December, playing a special one-off homecoming show at Manchester’s exciting new music venue venue YES. This end of year spectacular will feature special guests, friends and collaborators and rounds off over a year of shows around Europe promoting songs from their most accomplished album to date, SAILS. The band will be diving into their rich back catalogue for forgotten gems as well as trashing a few Christmas favourites to help keep Noddy Holder’s grandkids in school.

Focused around the songwriting talents and production skills of Jo Dudderidge and Adam Gorman, and the rhythmic driving force of enigmatic drummer Nick Vaal, with Sam Quinn on bass and Harry Fausing Smith on guitar, violin and sax, The Travelling Band have forged the idiosyncratic sound that Marc Riley once described as ‘Mancunian Americana’. The band’s latest album SAILS 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 and the almost Satie-like melancholic ballad Loser belies the darker turn that Jo and Adam’s lyrics have taken.

‘Their rousing crescendo was something akin to Bruce Springsteen in full flow with glorious saxophone and fist pumping tempos’ – Louder than War

‘Reminiscent of early Band Of Horses or even My Morning Jacket’s ventures into the deep South’ – Clash

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