Travis releases new cover of “Killer Queen”



originally published: 20/11/2021

Scottish multi-platinum rock band Travis face Queen’s The killer queen, ”For their own harmoniously crisp take on the classic ’70s hit. The previously unseen reimagined version was originally intended for the B-side of their hit single“ Sing ”. Now the track is available with a cheeky preamble in an extended and remastered special cut as part of the group’s upcoming deluxe reissue for the 20th anniversary of their critically acclaimed album. The invisible band, released on December 3rd on Craft Recordings.

Lead guitarist Andy Dunlop shares, “Killer Queen was fun; it was like when you’re young and you take something apart just to see how it works. We literally tried to make it as close to the Queen version as possible – take each part and say “I want to recreate this”. It was great because it’s such a brilliant song and such a great recording.

The luxury reissue of The invisible band features the original album remastered by GRAMMY® award-winning engineer Emily Lazar, all original B-sides and a selection of completely new demos, live sessions and alternative takes.

A special limited-edition 20th anniversary box set includes the material on two CDs and two ultra-clear, ultra-clear 180 gram vinyls, engraved at Air Studios in London. The set includes a complete book with unpublished session photographs, handwritten lyrics and group essays as well as contributions from original producer Nigel Godrich. A limited number of hand-numbered prints, signed by all four band members, are available through the official Travis store. here.

The invisible band will also be reissued in standard black vinyl, available for the first time on the format since its original release. Limited green vinyl pressing is available through independent record stores, as well as a standard 2 CD edition.

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The group is expected to tour across North America and the UK with The invisible band in concert in April 2022, with a show in Paris at the Trianon on May 8, 2022. This is the first time that the founding album will be played in its entirety, as well as material from the 2020s 10 songs and more from the group’s vast catalog of successes. The group was also recently announced as part of the 2022 Shaky Knees Festival lineup for Day 1, April 29, 2022.

Formed in Glasgow in 1990, Travis (Fran Healy, vocals, guitar; Andy Dunlop, lead guitar; Dougie Payne, bass; Neil Primrose, drums) came of age during the heyday of Britpop, but always held on to the away from the barely contained mania of this scene. . When the Britpop hangover began in the late ’90s, Travis’ sweet, uplifting songs were the perfect antidote to the chaos of the previous years. Since its title, Good feeling set the mood: an optimistic album that is not afraid to wear its emotions on its sleeve. By the time Travis went to Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage in 1999, delivering a career-defining performance, they were on the verge of becoming household names, opening the door for a new generation of introspective songwriters.

Entering the new millennium as one of the UK’s biggest bands following the success of their second album, 1999’s The man who (now certified 9x platinum, with over 2.7 million albums sold in the UK), Travis spent the rest of the 2000s developing his sound never forgetting his fundamental commitment to songwriting. The invisible band (2001) solidified the group’s status as an adult favorite indie rock band, while the 2003s 12 memories revealed a new electronic influence. 2007 The Nameless Boy was the band’s most eclectic album to date, and in the years that followed, the band steadily built on its enduring appeal. the years 2008 Ode to J Smith included the fan favorite single ‘Something Anything’, while Where you stand (2013) and All at once (2016) brought Travis back to the UK Top 5. Travis’s ninth studio album, charged with emotion and deeply sincere, 10 songs (2020), marked another new chapter in the group’s extraordinarily prolific and unfazed career. 10 songs is yet another body of work that features the group as one of the UK’s top songwriting exports.

See all Travis The invisible band in concert tour dates below and visit for ticket information.


04/05 Dallas, Texas – Majestic

06/04 Austin, TX – ACL Live @ Moody Theater

04/08 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

09/04 Los Angeles, California – The Orpheum Theater

04/10 San Francisco, California – The Masonic

12/04 Seattle, WA – Neptune

04/15 Minneapolis, MN – State Theater

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04/16 Chicago, Illinois – Park West

04/18 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall

04/20 Boston, MA – The Orpheum Theater

04/21 New York, NY – Terminal 5

04/22 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Keswick

04/23 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theater

04/25 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

04/26 Indianapolis, IN – Old National Center


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