Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Tim Burgess
Following the enormous success of the publication of his autobiography earlier this year, Tim Burgess releases his new solo album "Oh No I Love You" on September 24th on O Genesis Recordings. The album's release is followed by a UK tour, starting in Aberdeen on October 18th, taking in The Union Chapel in London on October 24th before finishing in Belfast on 27th.

The Charlatans front man describes the process of writing and recording the album in his own words;
'The root of this album goes right back to a Kurt Wagner show in Manchester. It was the quietest yet the most powerful live performance I had ever seen and afterwards I carried Kurt's guitar to the car for him. I took the chance to ask him if he would ever consider writing a song with me. "Sure Tim, you write the music and I'll write the words". That one song turned into an album and almost ten year's after we first talked about it, the album is ready and it's called Oh No I Love You

Kurt gave me the number of producer Mark Nevers in Nashville. He said Mark's studio, The Beech House was the perfect place to record. We got together members of Lambchop, Clem Snide, My Morning Jacket. We used strings, brass and a gospel choir. Chris Scruggs, grandson of the legendary Earl Scruggs came and played on a couple of songs and lo fi legend R Stevie Moore stopped by and we recorded a track in one take. Further contributions came from Factory Floor's Gabe Gurnsey and Nik Colk Void and string arrangements from head High Llama Sean O'Hagan'. - Tim Burgess

The album features ten new songs and will be released as a download bundle and also on standard cd, limited edition cd (featuring additional bonus tracks), super limited edition vinyl.

The October tour will feature Tim with his 5 piece band, including The Charlatans guitarist Mark Collins, the dates are as follows;

18th - Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
19th - Glasgow, Oran Mor
20th - Manchester, Deaf Institute
22nd - Birmingham, Glee Club
23rd - Bristol, Thekla
24th - London, Union Chapel
26th - Dublin, Workman's Club
27th - Belfast, Stiff Kitten

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