The Understudies (3) ‎– Travelling Companion

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1 Travelling Companion
Bass – Bree*Cello – Becky*Drums, Glockenspiel – Kris*Guitar – Ian*Keyboards – Thom*Violin – Dan*Written-By, Piano, Lead Vocals – Brian*
2 Everybody's Got To Go
Bass, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Thom*Cello – Becky*Drums, Glockenspiel – Kris*Guitar, Backing Vocals – Ian*Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Bree*Written-By, Piano, Lead Vocals – Brian*


The Understudies are proud to present their newest single ‘Travelling Companion’, the band’s first new material in nearly four years.

The new song, along with B-side track ‘Everybody’s Got To Go’ represents the first fruits of the upcoming as-yet untitled second album (due later in 2018), and a move away from the guitar-based sound heard on the 2014 debut album ‘Let Desire Guide Your Hand’.

This new direction was driven by lead vocalist and primary songwriter Brian Bryden learning to compose songs on the piano, giving the band (Bryden, along with Bree Wright, Kris Schoolcraft, Thom Allott and Ian Cowen, augmented here by special guests Dan Mayfield and Becky Dixon) greater room to experiment and redefine their sound. Always romantics at heart, the new material draws from more specific influences such as Scott Walker, Tindersticks, and the later works of Talk Talk.