Charlatans, Klaxons and Carl Barat to record album

Tim Burgess reveals supergroup and album plans

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The Charlatan’s Tim Burgess has formed a ‘super-group’ with Jamie Reynolds from the Klaxons and Carl Barat from Dirty Pretty Things.

Burgess has named the group, The Chavs and plans to begin recording in August providing Barat recovers from the acute pancreatitus, which is currently keeping him in hospital.

Speaking to BBC 6Music, Burgess said: “The idea is to actually record something proper over the summer when we get a chance.

“Myself, Carl and Jamie from Klaxons actually went out for a bit of a band meeting and I think that we are all free in August – but I’ve just heard the news yesterday that Carl got quite sick so hopefully he’ll be recovered by then.”

Describing how the band will sound, Burgess said: “I just want it to be very serious you know, which would kinda be conflicting in the way that people have seen us in the past, but I think it might be quite avant-garde to be honest.”


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