The Charlatans will headline the Festival Marquee at this year’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival on 2nd May 2015.
The Charlatans released their new album Modern Nature to some of the finest reviews of their career. The album comes after a brutally difficult year for the band following the death of their old friend and drummer Jon Brookes last year.
The band went into their studio Big Mushroom in January 2014 and as Tim recalls “We were aching for the summer when we wrote it. It was freezing and we were trying to write songs that made us happy.”
The result is Modern Nature. Featuring eleven new tracks, including the 6 Music A List record Talking In Tones, the album was produced by The Charlatans and Jim Spencer and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Portishead). The album features a cacophony of contributors from their three temporary drummers – Pete Salisbury of The Verve, Stephen Morris of New Order and Gabriel Gurnsey of DFA’s avant-disco group Factory Floor, to Kate Bushs’ backing singers Melanie Marshall and Sandra Marvin, strings by Sean O’ Hagan and brass courtesy of Dexys’ Big Jim Paterson.