Ode to J. Smith 06.02.08

Went to see Travis at The Junction with Sam. Cambridge seems to be the place for bands to start tours. The Maps gig in November was their first. Sam saw Athlete at the Corn Exchange last night and Supergrass are here in a few weeks. This was the first of a 5 date tour of small clubs to try out material from their new album before they record it. Hence no proper poster, no merchandising, just an Order of Service folded photocopied A4 sheet with a track listing from the new album. They did a long set, in two parts, over 2 hours. Started with the new tunes, then the older stuff and the hits and a cover of the Kinks Lola. It was a good night. £15 bargain tickets.