The Charlatans are back with a new album, ‘Modern Nature’. We love this track, ‘Talking in Tones’.
Featuring eleven new tracks, including the recent limited edition 7” Talking In Tones, Modern Nature was produced by The Charlatans and Jim Spencer and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Portishead).
The album features contributions from the bands’ three temporary drummers - Pete Salisbury of The Verve, Stephen Morris of New Order and Gabriel Gurnsey of Factory Floor, to Kate Bushs’ backing singer Melanie Marshall and Sandra Marvin, strings by Sean O’ Hagan and brass courtesy of Dexys’ Big Jim Paterson.
Today we’re looking back at the London launch of Thud, Crackle, Pop. In May, we took over 37 Kingsway, transforming it into the Pete McKee pop-up record shop for one weekend. The show was a great success and we’re looking forward to doing it all over again in Harrogate and Manchester this November!
The tour heads to Manchester on 14-15 November. The home of Oasis, The Smiths and The Stone Roses provides the perfect pit-stop for Thud Crackle Pop. (Get well soon Morrissey!)
Thud Crackle Pop is back!
We are delighted to announce that Pete McKee will take his hugely successful ‘Thud, Crackle, Pop!’ exhibition on a Northern tour this November, following the launch in London’s earlier this year.
As with the launch event, each location on the tour will be transformed into a record shop with original pieces, LP prints and special one-off editions added to the mix, making each exhibition unique. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to browse the art as they would ‘digging’ through the racks of their favourite record store.
The pop up exhibition will visit the following locations in November:
Harrogate - Red House Originals – November 7 - 8th
Manchester - Kosmonaut - November 14 - 15th
Sheffield - a Month of Sundays – November 22 - 24th December
More details of what to expect at the shows will be announced in the coming weeks.
Huge crowds turn up to dig through the record racks at Pete’s latest exhibition.
This weekend saw the launch of Pete’s latest exhibition ‘Thud, Crackle, Pop’ held at 37 Kingsway in London. The exhibition space was transformed into a record store where visitors flicked through the racks to find new, old and rare McKee work all printed in LP format.
Thud, Crackle, Pop is now open at 37 Kingsway. Last night was brilliant, so a big thank you to everyone that came down. We are open 10am-5pm, today and tomorrow only.
Thud, Crackle, Pop. Opening tomorrow at 37 Kingsway, London.
Only 2 days to go until the launch of Thud, Crackle, Pop. Be sure to pick up your free copy of the Vinyl Press at the exhibition, featuring - an interview with Vicky McClure, Tim Burgess reviewing some art, Flashback Records and Paul Smith and Noel Gallagher sharing their all time top ten albums.
In honour of Thud, Crackle, Pop, Pete has done a mural in Shoreditch, London. Featuring a guilty-looking Frank and some unfortunately chewed vinyl, the mural can be found at New North Place, Shoreditch, London, EC2A.
One of the great joys of vinyl collecting is the thrill of the find - finding a rare gem amongst the racks, or the album you’ve been searching for your whole life. Pete McKee wants to recreate that special moment at Thud, Crackle, Pop and so is releasing some limited edition signed artist proofs from exhibitions past, available exclusively at the show. Prints from Pete’s work with This Is England, Oasis, and Family Guy are amongst the rarities. Only one of each print will be available, so get digging and see what you can find at Thud, Crackle, Pop.