The Charlatans, Who We Touch

With a career that has already spanned more than two decades, The Charlatans are preparing to release their new album Who We Touch, on September 10th 2010. Who We Touch is the band’s 11th studio album and one of their more distinctive. Talking about the album, singer Tim Burgess said the album is “a soulful voyage” inspired by some of their musical heroes.

There’s a really good mix of songs on the album from the very soulful My Foolish Pride, the melodic Your Pure Soul. The album is touching base with The Charlatans earlier music.

The video for the single Love is Ending was directed by Douglas Hart, former bassist of The Jesus & Mary Chain. The concept was to create something simple but striking to compliment the energy of the track. The video featured choreographer and ballet dancer  Aisling Cook dancing to the backlit silhouettes of The Charlatans.

The band recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of their debut album Some Friendly. Speaking about their early tours, frontman Tim Burgess admits: “I was 21 at the time…It was wild.” The band shot to fame after the albums release which went straight to number one in the charts. “20 years is a long time” Burgess continues “For the first five years we lived with each other 24/7 and it gradually gets less and less. I respect every member of the band. We’ve been through a lot as a band and as individuals. I respect them as human beings.”


About Jane Ward

I’m finally getting around to updating this section. I’m a recent Journalism graduate, and love flexing my writing muscles by updating this blog. I’ve had a fair bit of work published in a number of publications including student magazines and also in the national press. This blog isn’t the most serious one in the world as you may have noticed, it’s mostly for fun but I do try and post as much serious work as I can. More recently I’ve been involved in music journalism as it’s always been a passion of mine. I’m always open to submissions so if you have a demo or anything you’d like reviewed or previewed I’ll gladly post something. Hope you enjoy the blog
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