'The Boy With No Name' is out in May...
Scott Colothan
09:54 2nd February 2007

Travis have been speaking about their new album ‘The Boy With No Name’ and say its them back to basics.

Frontman Fran Healy has described the long-player, released on May 7, as “rocky” but with some “sweet and pop” moments too.

He told Steve Lamacq on BBC6music: “This album has all the facets of us, and some new ones. It’s rocky and then it’s pop and sweet too.

“After a time of feeling stuck we feel we can do anything. We’ve come through the dark places and it feels like we’ve found our muse once more”.

Healy continued: “We’ve gone back to what we do best, and that is what is from the heart, Dougie (Payne) puts it best by saying it is ‘guarded optimism’.”

The singer also revealed that the album will be preceded by the single ‘Closer’ on April 23.

Although the band produced the album themselves, they turned to long-term collaborator and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich for some advice.