Healy goes all Hollywood...
Travis are eyeing a collaboration with film soundtrack composer Danny Elfman.
Frontman Fran Healy is a huge fan of Elfman, who is responsible for the theme tunes to ‘Beetlejuice’, ‘Batman’ and ‘The Simpsons’ themes, among others.
Healy loves composing “cinematic” music – and believes teaming up with Elfman could be the band’s next step.
“I’d love to work with him,” Fran told the Daily Record, “I think all Travis records are cinematic and feel we’ve got a widescreen sound almost by accident.
“We’d like to give him a song he can embellish.”
The group’s new album ‘The Boy With No Name’ is released on May 7 on Independiente.
Travis also embark on a full UK tour in May, calling at:
Grimsby Auditorium (May 15)
Dundee Caird Hall (16)
Glasgow Barrowlands (17)
Aberdeen Music Hall (19)
Newcastle Carling Academy (21)
Manchester Carling Apollo (22)
Bournemouth International Centre (23)
Birmingham Carling Academy (25)
Plymouth Pavilions (26)
Reading The Hexagon (27)
London Hammersmith Carling Apollo (29)
Suffolk Thetford Forest (June 8)
Kent Bedgebury Pinetum (10)
North Yorkshire Dalby Forest (23)
Gloucestershire Westonbirt Arboretum (29)
Nottinghamshire Sherwood Pines Forest Park (30)
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