The Boy With No Name’s is set to be re-released on vinyl 28th May via Craft recordings. It comes fresh on the heels of the vinyl reissue for Travis’ debut album, Good Feeling (released April 2nd on Craft Recordings). Leading up to the release, all four band members participated in an exclusive Q&A conversation with producer Steve Lillywhite, who they worked with 24 years ago on Good Feeling.
Watch Travis in conversation with Steve Lillywhite, below
In 2007, ten years on from the release of their debut album Good Feeling, much had changed for Travis – and yet, much remained the same. With frontman Fran Healy now a father (The Boy With No Name takes its title from a nickname briefly given to his son) his songs turned to the world of relationships, with single ‘Closer’ returning the band to the Top 10 of the UK singles chart & ‘My Eyes’ focusing on his newborn son. The album, which featured production work from Nigel Godrich and Brian Eno, was praised by the BBC as the Scottish band’s “most eclectic album to date”, the work of a band who “can afford to take risks” while receiving four stars from Q magazine.
“The Boy With No Name is a dense album,” Fran reflected.
“Andy MacDonald, our A&R man fracked me hard, possibly a little too hard, for songs. As a result there were many strong contenders for singles. ‘Battleships’, ‘Sailing Away’, ‘Big Chair’ among some which should have been released but never made it. As a result it’s possibly our most eclectic album packed with some our most memorable songs.”
Watch the remastered video for ‘Closer’ featuring Ben Stiller, below:
The Boy With No Name
3 Times And You Lose
Eyes Wide Open
Under The Moonlight
Out In Space