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THE ROCK OF TRAVOLTA

Post Rock/Math rock • United Kingdom


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THE ROCK OF TRAVOLTA played their debut gig at Truck Festival in July 2000, an impressive showcase of sonic firepower that at the time marked them above and beyond the local indie and alternative rock pack.

Four months later they played their second gig, supporting And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead at the Zodiac. That show remains one of the most singularly awe-inspiring performances by an Oxford band They were named the best new
band in Oxford as they, along with kindred spirits Meanwhile, Back In Communist Russia, Eeebleee and Six Ray Sun kicked revolutionary new life into a scene that, if not slumbering, was rarely daring to be different at the time.

Formed by long-term friends Dave Warrington (guitar) and Phill Honey (bass and keyboards), along with bassist Jon Carter, drummer Joe Durow and cellist and keyboardist Ros Murray, The Rock Of Travolta's set-up and sound was a world away from anything else going on in Oxford: a wild, cacophonous fusion of rock, postrock, classical and electronic music that was simultaneously innovative and accessible; intelligent but visceral with a keen eye for rock theatre.

A debut minialbum ,titled "My Band's Better Than Yours", recorded in a single day - captured some of their sublime live power on CD and in the summer of 2001 they were handpicked by Radiohead to open the legendary South Park show in front of a 40,000 crowd. A second album, "Uluru" (cheekily named after the biggest rock in the world) was released in 2003, including a guest vocal contribution from Seafood frontman David Line on the song "Everything's Opened Up", which topped Nightshift's end
of year Top 20. The band were touring the UK with the likes of Trans Am, Oceansize, Kat Bjelland and Do Make Say Think and
picking up plaudits at every turn. But then in 2004 the band lost three of its core members ?Phill, keyboard player "Deadly" Dave
Crabtree, who would often play onstage dressed as the Grim Reaper, and Ros. The Rock Of Travolta could have dissolved and remained a fond memory, another lost cult favourite to add to the pile. Instead they came back stronger than ever.Matt Spooner joined The Rock on guitar and keyboards from Southsea Company Prospectus, while the classically-trained Jennie Bates came in on cello. After a short hiatus to regroup, The Rock Of Travolta returned to action in 2006 and immediately blew any doubts or
reservations out of the water: they were fresh, vigorous and downright brutal, ...
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PID 2011
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I Love It When a Plan ComesI Love It When a Plan Comes
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My Band's Better Than Your Band
2001
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2003
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Fine Lines
2011

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I Love It When A Plan Comes Together
2001
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Everything's Opened Up
2003

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