TVC E. British indie band 'The Charlatans' release their 13th studio album later this month, having brought a host of guest collaborators on board to help out.
"Different Days" features contributions from the likes of The Smiths legendary guitarist Johnny Marr, former Jam frontman Paul Weller, crime writer Ian Rankin and actress Sharon Horgan.
Two of the original band members - singer Tim Burgess and guitarist Mark Collins - spoke to Reuters about the project, as well as the death of drummer Jon Brookes in 2013. A fourth member, keyboardist Rob Collins, died in 1996.
Q: What was it like, working with Johnny Marr from The Smiths?
A: Burgess: It was quite social. You know, we asked him over, to come over for a cup of tea really. And, you know, bring your guitar kind of thing. And he did. And, you know instead of staying for an hour he stayed for five hours...