The Charlatans UK have shared the video for new song Standing Alone which vocalist Tim Burgess describes as “a song of defiance, apology and smashed phones“. The video was created by directors Chris Walker and Darren Groucutt using fan footage taken at the band’s triumphant North by Northwich festival last month. Order the’Totally Eclipsing’ EP here. Watch the Standing Alone video via YouTube below.
“Tim Burgess tweeted that we would like anybody at North By Northwich to film anything and everything and send it in to us,” says Chris Walker. “Not just the band on stage, but their journey there, eating chips in the Seafarer, drinks in Salty Dog and just Northwich being amazing. The response was unbelievable, from that footage we made the ‘Standing Alone’ video. It’s a video for the fans made by the fans.”
‘Totally Eclipsing’ EP was recorded earlier this year, lead track Totally Eclipsing was produced and mixed by David Wrench in London. Wrench has previously worked with the likes of The XX, Frank Ocean, Jamie XX and many more. Standing Alone, Indefinitely In Your Debt and Hopelessly Hoping were recorded by The Charlatans and Jim Spencer at Big Mushroom in Cheshire and mixed by Oliver Wright (Hot Chip, Dream Wife) in London.
The EP is available now on limited 12″ green vinyl, available to download, and is included as a 2CD special edition with the band’s latest album, ‘Different Days’. Released in May 2017, the album and featured an array of special guests including Paul Weller, Johnny Marr and Sharon Horgan.
‘Totally Eclipsing’ EP tracklisting
1. Totally Eclipsing
2. Standing Alone
3. Indefinitely In Your Debt
4. Hopelessly Hoping
The Charlatans UK just announced tour dates for the fall in Mexico, the United States and Canada – full details below.
The Charlatans North American tour dates
9/19 Mexico City @ El Plaza Condesa
9/21 Los Angeles @ Teragram Ballroom
9/22 San Francisco @ Great American Music Hall
9/24 Denver @ Bluebird Theater
9/25 Chicago @ Bottom Lounge
9/27 Toronto @ Danforth Music Hall
9/28 Montreal @ Theatre Fairmount
9/30 Brooklyn @ Elsewhere
10/1 Boston @ Brighton Music Hall
10/2 Washington @ U Street Music Hall