News

Tim Burgess of The Charlatans Shares Video for “Nik V”

I Was Now Features Members of The Horrors, My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, Klaxons, and Ladyhawke

Oct 12, 2018

On Record Store Day Tim Burgess of The Charlatans released I Was Now, a 10-year-old unreleased album featuring Burgess on vocals, along with an all-star lineup that includes Ladyhawke, Josh Hayward (The Horrors), Martin Duffy (Felt/ Primal Scream), Debbie Googe (My Bloody Valentine), and Steffan Halperin (The Chavs/Klaxons).  More

Jun 08, 2018

Britpop and Madchester survivors The Charlatans released a new albumDifferent Days, last year via BMG. Now they have shared a video for a new song, "Standing Alone." Frontman Tim Burgess says the track is "a song of defiance, apology, and smashed phones." More

Tim Burgess of The Charlatans Shares Video for “Clutching Insignificance”

I Was Now Features Members of The Horrors, My Bloody Valentine Primal Scream, Klaxons, and Ladyhawke

May 31, 2018

On Record Store Day Tim Burgess of The Charlatans released I Was Now, a 10-year-old unreleased album featuring Burgess on vocals, along with an all-star lineup that includes Ladyhawke, Josh Hayward (The Horrors), Martin Duffy (Felt/ Primal Scream), Debbie Googe (My Bloody Valentine), and Steffan Halperin (The Chavs/Klaxons). Now he has shared a video for the album's "Clutching Insignificance." More

May 14, 2018

Britpop and Madchester survivors The Charlatans released a new album, Different Days, last year via BMG. Now they have announced some fall North American tour dates. They go down this October and include shows on both coasts, as well as one show in Mexico and two in Canada (their first shows north of the border in over a decade).  More

The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess Releasing Album with The Horrors and My Bloody Valentine Members

As I Was Now Featuring Members of Primal Scream, Klaxons, and Ladyhawke Due Out April 21; Listen to "Inspired Again"

Mar 07, 2018

Tim Burgess of The Charlatans has announced, As I Was Now, a 10-year-old unreleased album featuring Burgess on vocals, along with an all-star lineup that includes Ladyhawke, Josh Hayward (The Horrors), Martin Duffy (Felt/ Primal Scream), Debbie Googe (My Bloody Valentine), and Steffan Halperin (The Chavs/Klaxons). More

Full List of Record Store Day Releases Revealed - Arcade Fire, Courtney Barnett, and More

Plus Kevin Shields and Brian Eno, Mac DeMarco, The National, The Cure, Fleet Foxes, and Others

Mar 06, 2018

The full list of 2018 Record Store Day releases has been revealed. Record Store Day goes down on April 21 and just in case you don't already know, the basic idea is to get music fans out to their local independent record store, with the bait being a slew of exclusive limited edition releases.  More

Jul 07, 2017

Britpop and Madchester survivors The Charlatans released a new albumDifferent Days, back in May via BMG. The band have previously shared the album's first single, "Plastic Machinery," which features the legendary guitarist of The Smiths, Johnny Marr, along with Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe, as well as a video for the song and a remix of the song by fellow countrymen Sleaford ModsMore

Five Best Songs of the Week: alt-J, EMA, Kirin J Callinan, Washed Out, and Ride

Plus a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 26, 2017

To help you sort through the multitude of new songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the five best. Below that we have also highlighted other notable new tracks shared this week. This week was light on exciting new songs, likely due to the impending long Memorial Day holiday weekend, but there were still pleasures to be found. More

May 26, 2017

Britpop and Madchester survivors The Charlatans released a new albumDifferent Days, today via BMG. The band have previously shared the album's first single, "Plastic Machinery," which features the legendary guitarist of The Smiths, Johnny Marr, along with Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe, as well as a video for the songMore

May 01, 2017

Britpop and Madchester survivors The Charlatans are releasing a new albumDifferent Days, on May 26 via BMG.  More

Apr 05, 2017

Britpop and Madchester survivors The Charlatans are releasing a new album, Different Days, on May 26 via BMG. Now the band has shared the album's first single, "Plastic Machinery." More

Sep 01, 2015

Britpop and Madchester survivors The Charlatans have announced some new U.S. tour dates. They are in support of their well-received recent new album, Modern Nature, which is out now.  More

Apr 27, 2015

British '90s veterans The Charlatans (or The Charlatans UK in America, if you must) have shared the music video for their newest single "Let The Good Times Be Never Ending" from their album Modern Nature... More

Aug 13, 2013

Jon Brookes, founding member and drummer of The Charlatans, has died aged 44. More

Sep 16, 2010

Last night, at a gig in Philadelphia, The Charlatans' drummer Jon Brookes collapsed on stage. Thankfully there was a doctor in the audience and paramedics responded quickly. Doctors are optimistic there will be not be any long-term effects on Brookes health. More

News Roundup: Meg White, The Charlatans, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Glastonbury, and more

Also Beastie Boys, Michael Moore, Ewan McGregor, Doctor Who, and They Might Be Giants

May 26, 2009

Our News Roundup briefly reports on various entertainment news stories that are circulating the web: Glastonbury lineup announced, Beastie Boys name new album, They Might Be Giants sponor little league teams, Meg White gets married, Gonzales breaks a world record, The Charlatans announce a U.S. tour, Ewan McGregor is against a Trainspotting sequel, Michael Moore's new documentary on the economic crisis gets a release date, Buffy the Vampire Slayer might be rebooted as a new movie without Joss Whedon or the TV cast, and Doctor Who's David Tennant is set to play The Doctor two more bonus times. More


Interviews

2016 Artist Survey: Tim Burgess of The Charlatans

Burgess on Trump, Brexit, Scary Movies, Memorable Fan Encounters, Time Travel, and Stranger Things

Feb 20, 2017

For Under the Radar's 14th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2016. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2016 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Tim Burgess of The Charlatans. More


Reviews

Different Days

Different Days

BMG

May 26, 2017

North American audiences—if they're old enough—might respond hesitantly with "The Only One I Know" if the U.K.'s The Charlatans are brought up. That song from 1990 is arguably the group's high point on these shores. But on their native soil, The Charlatans are not only current and relevant but held in the highest esteem. More

Modern Nature

Modern Nature

BMG Chrysalis

May 19, 2015

The Charlatans tend to come back strongly in the face of tragedy. The death of original keyboard player, Rob Collins, brought the group's immensely popular (in the U.K. anyway) Tellin' Stories. The still-fresh death of drummer Jon Brookes has evoked, Modern Nature, 12th album with the strongest songwriting in recent memory for the group, whose first release was 25 years ago. More