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The Charlatans


Who doesn’t love those little wind up music boxes of yesteryear, and also The Charlatans anthem ‘The Only One I Know’. Well certainly not us here at Backseat Mafia, and in our offices (well, house), I have a resplendent Richard Hawley music box on the shelves, and my battered 12” of The only one I …

If it wan’t enough that Tim Burgess fronts one of the most beloved, successful and long lasting indie bands The Charlatans, or that he has singularly redefined music in the COVID-19 age of isolation through his now legendary twitter parties, Burgess has now released an absolutely stunning solo album. And let’s get one thing straight, …

There is no doubt that Sweden’s Eskobar have a genetic code that can be clinically traced back to the sounds of Manchester in the nineties – The Stone Roses, The Charlatans and even the rave culture. And with other bands like DMA’s forging the way in a completely original Mancunian-esque baggy revival, this is no …

When The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess agreed to play a DJ set at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club  on Saturday he couldn’t have forseen the Boxing Day floods that flooded the club’s cellar and decimated other local businesses.  But true to his reputation as one of the nicest men in pop Tim has slotted in …

Tramlines 2015 style kicked off on Friday 24th July this year, and we took a stroll down to the new Main Stage, now situated in Ponderosa Park, a little out of the centre and away from its home of the last six years, Devonshire Green. As it was, the ten minute stroll from the city …

So, it’s here again, Sheffield’s brilliant City Centre festival – Tramlines. With (literally) hundreds of bands to choose from all over the city this coming weekend (24th-26th July), it’s an unenviable choice to pick some things out, but do it we have. With headliners such as Basement Jaxx, Wu-Tang Clan, Martha Reeves, The Buzzcocks and …

The Charlatans are an ageing Indie Holy Cow, the kind of band whose back catalogue xfm love to (very) selectively mine when they’re not heavily rotating the execrable Kasabian and the fading Kings of Leon. There are legions of fans, they’ve been around for over 25 years, and they have produced some decent tunes like ‘Just When You’re Thinking Things …