The Charlatans (Photo by Cat Stevens)
The Charlatans UK released Totally Eclipsing, a new EP, on June 8! The four-track album followed their latest full-length, 2017’s Different Days. Vocalist Tim Burgess and company are currently on a North American tour, and they visit U Street Music Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 2.
The Charlatans (Photo courtesy Motormouth Media)
We tend to think of the Britpop era of the ’90s as largely defined by bands that made big tunes, got big heads and then imploded.
But a lot of talented folks continued right on working, even if we in the United States weren’t paying particularly close attention at the time. Enter The Charlatans, the talented quartet led by Englishman Tim Burgess, which continued to release new albums every several years since 1990 — taking their biggest break only recently.
After five years, The Charaltans returned with new album Modern Nature, released in January via BMG, and they began a US tour in support of the album last Saturday with an appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas. And they bring their tour to DC this Thursday to perform at the Howard Theatre!
New songs like “Let the Good Times Be Never Ending” have a psychedelic vibe and make for a soothing, pleasing listening experience.
Watch The Charlatans perform “Let the Good Times Be Never Ending” live on the Late Late Show with James Corden on Nov. 6, 2015:
Hailing from Portland, Ore., indie rock quintet Eyelids open for The Charlatans. Tickets are available online.
The Howard Theatre
Thursday, Nov. 12