Star Apps: Travis
According to Travis bassist, Andy Dunlop, making an album is akin to building a bonfire. You can pile on and arrange the kindling wood as artfully as you like, but you still need a spark to ignite it; and with a little luck, you’ll get it. Multimillion-selling Scottish quartet Travis has already had a lot of luck in the U.K., scoring three Brit awards and 18 Top 40 hits. But in the U.S., it’s been a tougher road to stardom with only two alternative hits: 1999′s “Why Does It Always Rain On Me?” and 2000′s “Sing.” Hopefully, after a five-year hiatus, Travis’ standing stateside will increase with new album “Where You Stand” and their current U.S. tour.
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Download.com caught up with Dunlop about recording music on his iPad over the U.S. tour, how fatherhood permeated the new album, his favorite apps for music- and merrymaking, and why he loathes constant connectivity.
How does it feel to be back in the U.S. for this tour? It’s been a while, but it’s great. I love touring the U.S. It’s a country built with big, long roads, so we’re excited to tour here. When we were younger, we dreamed of coming here someday, and it’s still the most jaw-dropping place to tour around because it’s so vast and so exciting to tour for any band outside of America.
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