Los Angeles has long been a draw for rock bands. The whole “city of angels” thing and Manson and the Whisky…it’s all very alluring. The golden hue has got to be even more enchanting if you grew up in a grimy industrial town in northern England so we can forgive the touristy vibe of the … Continue reading New Charlatans video: Plastic Machinery
If you would’ve told me back in 1991 that the Charlatans would still be making music twenty-something years later, I would have scoffed. Back then, as much as I enjoyed their Some Friendly album, it was obvious to anybody reading imported copies of the NME that these guys were total bandwagon-jumping posers. The Stone Roses were the real deal and everybody else was a sad imitation. But time has a funny way shaking things out. So here we are in 2015 and the Charlatans are still touring and releasing albums and making videos.
Video: The Charlatans – “Let The Good Times Be Never Ending”
…in which our boys walk around Japan and show off their terrible haircuts. Modern Nature is out now.
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From XFM: Download The Charlatans’ New Album For Free. Frontman Tim Burgess revealed “We always knew this album was gonna be given away for free, even before we started writing so we wanted to make it the best album we’ve ever made. This isn’t a case of left over tracks and b-sides, we wanted to … Continue reading Free new Charlatans album – You Cross My Path
MP3: The Charlatans [UK] – “You Cross My Path” (courtesy of their Official Website) Leader Tim Burgess talks to Wired: “It was actually by complete fluke that the day that we announced [giving away our music], two hours later Radiohead announced that they were going to do their thing also…” Doh. Ever wonder why they … Continue reading The Charlatans – You Cross My Path
Now that bands are giving away their music, how are they planning on making money? Hope you don’t mind sleeping in the van.
“Blackened Blue Eyes” by the Charlatans, off Simpatico, out now on Sanctuary.