Someday when there’s more time, I’ll begin counting down my Top 365 bands of all-time. Rest assured, the legendary baggy band The Charlatans will be in my Top 10.
The Charlatans confirmed this week that their first album since the passing of original drummer Jon Brookes will be released on January 26 in the U.K., it remains to be seen if the U.S. release will follow that schedule. Mr. Brookes passed away in 2013 from brain cancer.
The forthcoming album entitled Modern Nature, is the follow-up to 2010′s Who We Touch. It was in 2010 that Brookes collapsed on stage in Philadelphia, and later diagnosed with a brain tumor. The band says that “Jon was adamant that there was going to be another Charlatans record,” he said, “and you have to put that into your own thoughts.” Modern Nature features three drummers, Pete Salisbury of The Verve Fame, Stephen Morris of New Order, and Gabriel Gurnsey of Factory Floor. For the time being, Salisbury will act as the touring drummer.
The band has a handful of U.K. dates lined up for March 2015, this will set up perfectly for a 2015 Coachella appearance in April. Add The Charlatans to my 2015 Coachella Perfect Poster Wish List.
A few week ago the band dropped a video for the lead track “Talking In Tones” from the upcoming album, view it below. The track “So Oh” will be the first single released from the album, look for it on December 1. For those that have not followed the band’s career since their amazing 1989 debut Some Friendly, this will be their twelfth studio album, who knew? except me.
- 1. Talking In Tones
- 2. So Oh
- 3. Come Home Baby
- 4. Keep Enough
- 5. In The Tall Grass
- 6. Emilie
- 7. Let The Good Times Be Never Ending
- 8. I Need You To Know
- 9. Lean In
- 10. Trouble
Watch “Talking In Tones” here: