THE CHARLATANS NEW ALBUM RELEASED 26/01/15
UK TOUR CONFIRMED
THE CHARLATANS – Tim Burgess, Mark Collins, Martin Blunt and Tony Rogers – release their twelfth album, MODERN NATURE on BMG Chrysalis on 26thJanuary 2015.
To coincide with the release, the band also confirm an eight date UK tour kicking off on March 3rd in Bristol and finishing at The Roundhouse in London on March 16th.
The album comes after a brutally difficult year for the band following the death from brain cancer of their old friend and drummer Jon Brookes last year. Rogers says that they were determined to carry on to honour Brookes’ memory – “Jon was adamant that there was going to be another Charlatans record, and you have to put that into your own thoughts.”
The band went into their studio Big Mushroom in January 2014 and as Tim recalls “We were aching for the summer when we wrote it. It was freezing and we were trying to write songs that made us happy. “
The result is Modern Nature. Featuring eleven new tracks, including the recent limited edition 7” single and 6 Music A List record ‘Talking In Tones’, the album was produced by The Charlatans and Jim Spencer and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Portishead). The album features a cacophony of contributors from their three temporary drummers – Pete Salisbury of The Verve, Stephen Morris of New Order and Gabriel Gurnsey of DFA’s avant-disco group Factory Floor, to Kate Bushs’ backing singers Melanie Marshall and Sandra Marvin, strings by Sean O’ Hagan and brass courtesy of Dexys’ Big Jim Paterson. Q have already described the album as “ one the finest of their career.”
Modern Nature will be available on cd, vinyl, deluxe cd and vinyl (featuring four bonus songs and coloured vinyl) and download. The tracklisting for the album is as follows; Talking In Tones/So Oh/Come Home Baby/Keep Enough/Tall Grass/Emilie/Let The Good Times Be Never Ending/Need You To Know/Lean In/Trouble Understanding/Lot To Say
The live shows in March will be The Charlatans’ first full UK tour since 2010. Pete Salisbury (The Verve) who plays on much of the album will be drumming on the dates. Tickets are priced £32.50 in London and Manchester and £27.50 everywhere else. Supports to be confirmed.
The dates are;
Tue 03-Mar-2015 – Bristol O2 Academy / Blossoms
Thu 05-Mar-2015 – Manchester Albert Hall / Factory Floor, Hot Vestry & DJs – Steven and Gillian
Sat 07-Mar-2015 – Leeds O2 Academy / Blossoms
Mon 09-Mar-2015 – Hull University Main Room / Blossoms
Tue-10-mar-2015 – Glasgow Barrowland / Factory Floor
Fri 13-Mar-2015 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall / Factory Floor
Sat 14-Mar-2015 – Leicester O2 Academy / Riding The Low
Mon 16-Mar-2015 – London Roundhouse / Factory Floor + The Quietus DJs
The band are playing a special single launch gig at Highbury Garage tonight which sold out in 3 minutes. Grumbling Fur support.
Tickets are £27.50 (£32.50 Manchester and London) and go onsale Friday 24 October at 9:00am http://gigst.rs/Charlatans.
Lets leave the last word with The Quietus……
“In Modern Nature, The Charlatans have achieved that rare feat of making a gigantic step forward without losing what made them so special in the first place.”
So Oh is released on 1st December 2014
Modern Nature is released on 26th January 2015