Travis take a look back on their acclaimed 1997 debut album Good Feeling in a new Q&A session with producer Steve Lillywhite, ahead of the album’s anticipated reissue. You can check the footage out below.
In the first half of the interview, Lillywhite and the Scottish band discuss their working relationship and how they first came together to work on the 1997 record.
The album initially arrived via Independentiente Records and spawned tracks such as “All I Want To Do Is Rock”, “U16 Girls”, “Happy” and “More Than Us”.
Speaking on the re-issue, frontman Fran Healy reflected: “In December 1996, just out of Woodstock in Upstate New York, Travis assembled in the legendary Bearsville Studios with the legendary producer Steve Lillywhite to begin recording their debut album Good Feeling.
“Hailed at the time as one of the debuts of the year by the legendary music critic Andy Gill, Good Feeling is us at our rawest. We’re extremely happy to be reissuing it on vinyl for you.”
Travis will re-issue Good Feeling on April 2. The Scottish quartet’s most recent album came in 2020’s 10 Songs, which NME described as “wistful, nostalgic indie that sums up the global mood”.
“It’s almost a public service, then, for Travis to release their ninth album mid-pandemic; a folk pop floatation tank of a record that transports you instantly to 1999, when our greatest worry was a bug that only threatened to kill stock exchanges,” the same review stated.
In addition to the Good Feeling reissue, Travis have also announced a UK tour for May 20222. The dates are as follows:
May 10- Cambridge, Corn Exchange
May 11 – Leeds, O2 Academy
May 12 – Bath, The Forum
May 14 – Stoke, Victoria Hall
May 15 – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
May 17 – Manchester, Albert Hall
May 18 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
May 20 – London, The Roundhouse
May 21 – Newcastle, O2 City Hall
May 22 – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall.
Good Feeling is out on April 2 and can be pre-ordered here.