The Charlatans

Record Store Day Isn't for Everyone, But It Is for Me and Lots of People Like Me

Tim Burgess | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tim Burgess

Yes, I'm an ambassador for Record Store Day (that's even official). Yes, I have a single out on Record Store Day. Yes, my label is releasing a long lost track of Dub Sex (recorded by the legendary Martin Hannett, available in participating outlets). Yes, I have a list of records that are out that day that I'd like for my own collection. But does this make me biased? Yes, of course it does but it doesn't mean I can't have my say. I've heard the grumbles about there being too many releases, even conspiracy theories about major labels clogging up the schedules of pressing plants so that small labels can't get their stock in time. But, for me, these are good problems to have.

90s Indie Rocker Dies Aged 44

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

The Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes has died aged 44, three years after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. The band's frontman Tim Burgess announc...

How To Avoid The Rain At This Weekend's Isle Of Wight Festival

Ronnie Joice | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ronnie Joice

This weekend for me sees the start of the British festival season - three months of mayhem is round the corner as I spend every possible weekend coming up in a field, soaked through to the bone, praying for sun. I'll be lucky.

Back on the Road Again: A Tour Diary

Tim Burgess | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tim Burgess

Heading off to play a series of gigs is a little like coming out of hibernation - it's a different way of life. The van is the mothership and the gigs are like the bits in Star Trek when they beam down to a new planet for a bit - without us losing the bloke who you've never seen before. There's the fun of looking up some record shops and old friends who've moved to the places we're visiting - I used to spend time with Anton Newcombe from The Brian Jonestown Massacre when I was living in LA, he's lived in Berlin for a few years and has offered to be out tour guide while we're there.

PICTURES: The Charlatans Frontman Plays Intimate HuffPost UK Gig

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess performed an intimate gig in a small coffee shop in London on Monday night, especially for The Huffington Post UK....

WATCH: Tim Burgess Is Full Of Beans, In A Good Cause

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Tim Burgess is a busy man. As well as putting the finishing touches to his new single, 'Doors of Then', Burgess has been creating the video himsel...

The Book, the Label Chief, His Life and Some Covers

Tim Burgess | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Tim Burgess

Hi. Come in, you came just at the right time. It's four days until the publication of the book I just spent the last year writing.