Tim Burgess’ forthcoming release As I Was Now, will be released as part of Record Store Day 2018 (April 21st). The full-length was recorded recorded in Cheshire between December 28th and December 31st 2008. He recently shared the album track “Inspired Again”, which is now available to stream.
On November 16th, 2017 Tim Burgess tweeted, asking his followers who they would recruit if they were putting together a band: “Who would you have in your supergroup? Excluding The Charlatans, mine would be: Vocals: Me & Ladyhawke, Guitar: Josh Hayward (The Horrors) Keys: Martin Duffy (Felt/ Primal Scream) Bass: Debbie Googe (My Bloody Valentine) Drums: Steffan Halperin (The Chavs/Klaxons).” The difference was that Tim’s band was not only a real band but they had also recorded As I Was Now.
Tim Burgess on “Inspired Again”:
“Yes it was a very concentrated time spent in the studio with some of my closest friends, ideas were flying around like sparks – the song is about being burned – being drawn to the flame – do you back away or go in … of course you do. I found the song upstairs in a box in the loft blew off some cobwebs and it sounded like it still had sparks.”
on: As I Was Now
“It was snowing, Josh had to get back (to London) for New Years Eve,” recalls Burgess. “We were complaining about how boring things were between Christmas and New Year, so we got together to record some songs. It was back then. Not now. Some songs were more complete than others, others appear on this record more finished than others.”
As I Was Now
Just One Kiss (One Last Kiss)
Another Version Of The Truth
Takes Me Places