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Monday, 1 September 2014

#343: The Travelling Band - The Big Defreeze


The Travelling Band – The Big Defreeze (Sideways Saloon/Republic)
LP / CD / DL
Out Now

Whilst The Travelling Band might well be from Manchester, their sound couldn’t be more removed from the city’s almost-perpetually grey sprawl and in turn, those bands you automatically think of when you think of Manchester. Resting not on the romantic ideals of a Salford skyline, The Travelling Band opt to paint pictures of vast horizons, rural idyll, and a gentle sense of forward motion which pulls listeners along on a journey through a rich tapestry of folk and americana.