Search The Line of Best Fit
Search The Line of Best Fit
The Charlatans Garage 201014 Gaelle Beri 12

The Charlatans surprise fans with intimate greatest hits show, share Sleaford Mods remix

25 May 2017, 12:36 | Written by Rich Thane

With almost thirty years under their belts, the great indie survivors The Charlatans still sound as vital and invigorated now as they did in their nineties heyday.

At a special launch party for their 13th studio album Different Days (out tomorrow, May 26), the band treated a small East London audience to a whirlwind greatest hits set - taking in fan favourites "One To Another", "Weirdo" and "Just When You're Thinkin' Things Over" and throwing in the odd deep cut (1991's non-album single "Over Rising") for good measure. A handful of Different Days tracks were also aired, including "Plastic Machinery" - the album's lead single and focus for Sleaford Mod's industrial take, which is premiering below.

The Charlatans' frontman Tim Burgess says of the remix: "Within five minutes of hearing Sleaford Mods a couple of years ago, I was messaging them asking if they would come and play at a festival where I had a stage. They played and blew everyone away. I kept thinking as we made the album that I'd love to hear a remix. It's everything I was hoping for and more."

To celebrate the release of Different Days, the band will hosting a series of pop-up events throughout Manchester's Oldham Street on Friday May 26. Check out the band's website for full info.

Buy Different Days, which features a host of collaborations from the likes of Paul Weller, Johnny Marr and Stephen Morris, here.
Share article

Get the Best Fit take on the week in music direct to your inbox every Friday

Read next