…remember when, VIDEO/SINGLE: THE TRAVIS WALTONS – Sedatives & Alcohol [Death Throes, LP]
The Travis Waltons – Death Throes is available at Spotify.
by Walter Price
It’s been a minute since we last checked in with the killer rock band from Bristol that is The Travis Waltons. The band that was broadly introduced to the world a half dozen years ago via their brilliant “Homewrecker” single. An indelible track which had a music video starring tiptop zeitgeist names like Aaron Paul and Frank Turner. A real indie coup back in 2014.
This is now and the world has been through it with this pandemic, but never fear, the three-piece alt-rockers are back to their clever selves with a fresh new post-punk charmer called “Sedatives & Alcohol”. A single that not only encapsulates the times but has a music video featuring some familiar names partaking in a melodic quarantined sing-along.
“The video was produced by Daniel Flay during lockdown in Spain and features TV’s Dave Benson Phillips, actress, and filmmaker Joanna Angel and members of Darwin Deez, Rews, Squidge, Roverboy, Black Flies, Homer Jr, and Pet Semetary.”
“Sedatives & Alcohol” is taken from the brand new LP, “Death Throes“, which is available now on most platforms. And you can check out the cameo thick stay-at-home film, created by the band’s very own Daniel Flay, below.
THE TRAVIS WALTONS
Band photo by the wonderful and handsome Tom Dodd
Daniel Flay wrote, recorded, and self-funded the band’s first album, Your Neck is Bleeding, in 2014. The video for the single Homewrecker featured Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad, Frank Turner, and other special guests. It was played on BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, and featured in Rolling Stone, NME, and gained radio play worldwide. Daniel’s mum was interviewed by Dermot O’Leary on Radio 2.
The Second Album ‘Separation Season’ featured guest vocals from Charlie Simpson, Jamie Lenman of Reuben and Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids. The title track received over 200,000 Spotify plays in its first week.
Now a 3 piece lineup the band have played shows around Europe and the UK with support slots for My Vitriol, Darwin Deez, Rews, and The Weeks.