In 1990 The Charlatans found major success with their debut ‘Some Friendly’ which featured the indie anthem. The Charlatans have also been highly successful with their songs ‘The Only One I Know’, ‘Then’ and ‘Sproston Green’ The Charlatans have released twelve albums throughout their career, and have recently released ‘Different Days’. Fans have grown to love this new album and The Charlatans are excited to come back for their Australian tour.
Twinmusix got to speak to Tim Burgess about their upcoming Australia tour, the recording process of their new album and more.
TM- What can fans expect from your Australian tour?
TB- You will get to see me play some songs and We will be playing songs from old and new records, so it should be exciting.
TM- How did you come up with your setlist for this tour?
TB- We want to play the songs that are most meaningful to us and we know the fans will want us to play the songs that they like to so it's a give and take.
TM- What was your writing and recording process for Different Days?
TB- We recorded our new album in 'The Big Mosh Room' . We were in a very euphoric place and wanted to keep in touch with mother nature, it took us four months to record.
TM- How did you come up with your album cover for Different Days?
TB- We wanted to take out album cover in the major city and he wanted everyone to guess if it was Barcelona.
TM- What was it like ocean with Johnny Marr and Paul wheeler album Different Days?
TB- It was amazing, i have know them for a long time. I invited Jonny over for a cup of tea and asked him to bring his cut guitar and within 10 minutes we wrote Plastic Machinery and played on some other songs.
TM- Why did you make the song you 'Cross My Path" as a free download?
TB- We gave our record away from free intentionally as a download and sold about 30,000 records.
TM- Anything else you want to announce to your fans?
TB- I am looking forward to coming to Sydney and cant wait to see you all.