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 26th January 2015.
To coincide with therelease, the band also confirm an eight date UK tour kicking off on March 3rdin Bristol and finishing at The Roundhouse in London on March 16th.
The album comes aftera brutally difficult year for the band following the death from brain cancerof their old friend and drummer Jon Brookes last year. Rogers says that theywere determined to carry on to honour Brookes' memory - "Jon was adamant that there was going to be another Charlatans record, and you have to putthat 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 wewrote 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 recentlimited 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 (ArcadeFire, Portishead). The album features a cacophony of contributors from theirthree temporary drummers - Pete Salisbury of The Verve, Stephen Morris of NewOrder and Gabriel Gurnsey of DFA's avant-disco group Factory Floor, to KateBushs’ backing singers Melanie Marshall and Sandra Marvin, strings by Sean O’Hagan and brass courtesy of Dexys’ Big Jim Paterson. Q have already describedthe album as " one the finest of theircareer."
Modern Nature will be available on cd, vinyl, deluxe cd and vinyl (featuring four bonus songs and coloured vinyl) and download. The track listingfor the album is as follows; Talking In Tones/So Oh/Come Home Baby/Keep Enough/Tall Grass/Emilie/Let The Good Times BeNever Ending/Need You To Know/Lean In/Trouble Understanding/Lot To Say