NEW YEAR ‘SIDE’ SHOW FROM TRAVIS?

Frontman Fran Healy says the favourite, 'Flowers In The Window', is now likely to be jettisoned in favour of another new tune...

Travis frontman FRAN HEALY has indicated to fans in the US that ‘FLOWERS IN THE WINDOW’ is not likely to be the band’s next single after all.

It was previously tipped as the most likely release as a next single by Healy in a previous interview and he told nme.com July that there are “loads” of singles on the next record, and they will be spoiled for choice.

But speaking to a fan at a meet-and-greet session following a gig in Marquette University Varsity Theatre, Milwaukee, he said that another new song, ‘Side’, was more likely to be a single and a release was unlikely before January 2001.

‘Side’ is one of 12 songs that is previously said to have been earmarked for inclusion on the new album, due out next spring and provisionally titled ‘Afterglow’.

A spokesperson for Travis said that while the band have been writing prolifically all year and have been working on lots of new songs, no firm decision will be made about which could be future singles until they have been recorded. Recording of the new album is scheduled to begin in LA with ‘The Man Who’ producer Nigel Godrich next month.