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Kobalt Label Services signs Travis album deal

Tina Hart
Travis

Travis have signed a deal with Kobalt Label Service for the release of their new album via their own relaunched label Telephone Box.

Where You Stand will be the seventh LP from the UK band and is scheduled for release on August 19.

The band’s manager, Ian McAndrew of Wildlife Entertainment said: "We are delighted to be working alongside Kobalt Label Services for the forthcoming album release from Travis. Kobalt offer a truly global distribution and marketing network, an incredibly focused team and particular expertise in digital marketing.

“Our team headed by Emma Greengrass will help manage the project alongside KLS, with support from the Wildlife Entertainment management office. The release will be delivered in the UK by a cast of first class independent promotion staff including Joe Bennett (national radio); Barbara Charone (PR); Louisa Worskett (online PR); Steve Tandy (regional radio); Karen Williams (TV) and Tom Roberts at Shoot; while internationally we will plug into KLS offices and partners around the world.”

Paul Hitchman, managing director of Kobalt Label Services, said: “We are hugely proud to be working with Travis, Wildlife Entertainment and their fantastic team on Where You Stand. Our label services set-up is designed to flexibly support and facilitate the creative and commercial vision of our clients on a worldwide basis, and that partnership approach is perfectly illustrated by the way we are working with Travis."

The album, the first following a five-year hiatus since last LP Ode to J. Smith - is produced by 'Super Swede' Michael Ilbert (The Hives/The Cardigans/The Wannadies).

The album was written and recorded across London, Norway, New York, and took in a production stint at Berlin’s legendary Hansa Studios.

Kobalt Label Services’ first international album release, Push The Sky Away by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, recently debuted at No.1 in seven countries and Top 4 in thirteen other countries. Other KLS projects include the forthcoming album by Pet Shop Boys, the debut album Comfort from Maya Jane Coles and NKOTB’s latest album 10.

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