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Record Store Day 2015 – Our Picks

Record Store Day 2015 – Our Picks

Record Store Day will soon be tempting us once more with promises of exclusive coloured vinyl, limited pressings, and picture discs. If you’re starting to make your wish list for Record Store Day 2015 (mark your calendars for Saturday, April 18!), you might find our picks of the best to be of use. Links below […]

Get Involved With The Great British Fairness Debate

Attention coffee lovers! Today is the first day of the Great British Fairness Debate, a two-week campaign brought to us by the Fairtrade Foundation. The Debate seeks to change the behaviours of people up and down the country and have us consider the question: Are we really as fair as we think we are? Over […]

The Charlatans is Moving On! Listen to New Single “Talking In Tones”

“We all got in and wrote it together. We sat and faced each other and looked each other in the eye” said the band’s frontman Tim Burgess about how Jon Brooke’s death affected their creative process on the new song. As one of the most consistently productive act from Madchester scene, with 11 studio albums […]

3 Essential Documentaries of Mancunian Icons Released in 2013

There will never be enough documentary to portray Manchester scenes, from Post-Punk era, Hacienda, to Madchester, Britpop and Post-Britpop scene, Manchester remains the biggest resource of cool music with their own definition of style and attitude. Here in 2013, three doccos highlighted three Mancunian icons from three different generations. If you haven’t watch it, you’d […]

The Charlatans Drummer Jon Brookes Dies

The Charlatans’ drummer Jon Brookes passed away this morning following treatment for a brain tumor. The 44 year-old had suffered a seizure in Philadelphia during their 2010 American tour and underwent several operations and treatments as a result of the diagnosed tumor. He experienced a relapse in September 2012 and was operated on as recently […]

‘Complete Control’: The Clash vs. The Charlatans

You control it! Which ‘Complete Control’ do you prefer: the Clash’s third single or the Charlatans’ late b-side? The Clash – Complete Control The Clash’s ‘Complete Control’ is all about the band’s experience with their conniving label, CBS Records. ‘They said we’d be artistically free when we signed that bit of paper,’ scoffs Joe Strummer, […]

‘Autograph’: The Charlatans vs. Bernard Butler

When you’re famous, everyone wants a piece of you. Paparazzi cameras flash, and fans constantly hound you for autographs. Which of these ‘Autograph’s would you prefer? The Charlatans – Autograph The Charlatans reached new heights of bagginess with their 1994 album, Up To Our Old Hips. The Charlatans’ ‘Autograph’ is a mellowed-out psych-shoegaze stomp that […]