Sunday, August 28, 2016

MALTA MUSIC: THE TRAVELLERS - XMEX U XITA

 
The Travellers is band from Malta with a great sound (check out also Semplicità and Dak li int) that would be like fresh air to Eurovision should they ever consider it (one can dream, no?). No better band name or music to kick of this Holiday in Malta series! And this is one of the most played songs on Maltese radios this summer, too :-) And I just may have more The Travellers news after I return..... Stay tuned!
The Travellers, a young and energetic band, mostly known from their debut single ‘Sempliċità'  released their debut EP, including 5 original Maltese tracks, in April 2016. The band got together in 2013, with one aim in mind, that of trying to create something different in the already wide diversified local music scene.  Read more after the jump.....

Clayton (Bassist), Joseph (Trumpet), Chris (Main Vocals) and Andrew (Guitar), were the original members who started playing together, while, Sylvano (Saxophone) and Michael (drums) joined the rest of the band later on in 2013. This marked the inception of The Travellers. 
All the members of The Travellers hail from Gozo and are very frequent commuters, crossing the channel to and from Malta regularly, hence the name of the band seemed the most appropriate and was an obvious choice.
In the past year, the band has been working on a mix of contemporary music incorporating brass and Maltese lyrics. This had originally started more of a curiosity and the band started experimenting with how their melodious tunes would sound when combined with the Maltese language on contemporary rhythms.  The aim behind this was to change the concept of Maltese diction in music on the islands.  This does not mean that the band is restricting their music to Maltese, but are leaving all their options open and are excited to see what the future holds.
This blogger can't wait to get their debut album in his hands!

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