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Single Review: The Charlatans – ‘My Foolish Pride’

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As we enter the cooler Autumn season and as the days slowly darken, the last of the ditty summer releases are trickling through. The Charlatans are leading the way with the release of the second single to be taken from their eleventh and recently released record, Who We Touch.

CharlatansMyfoolishPrideMy Foolish Pride is a very summer sounding track and it’s a shame it wasn’t released earlier however it does give us something to hold on to as the days begin to cool down considerably. It’s a lively song for the group who have been in the game for a good twenty years. They haven’t lost the sound that made them popular in the early days of Brit-pop and still sound like a band that are as close at the seams and tight musically as bands come these days.

A rather quick follow up to the albums first single, Love Is Ending, the song is very radio and listener friendly as lead vocalist Tim Burgess proclaims optimistically at the closing of the chorus ‘make love not war’.

The racy beat that starts My Foolish Pride is soon accompanied by Burgess’ distinctive whispery and whiny indie flavored vocals. With an impressive musical backdrop consisting of multiple guitars, a tambourine and a pulsating drum rhythm, My Foolish Pride sets this band apart from the crowded indie scene as these iconic lads of indie prepare to take on their biggest UK tour in ten years to promote Who We Touch.

The same Charlatans sound is still here on My Foolish Pride but instead of sounding dated and stale they sound like a matured and well trained indie pedigree who have survived an ever-changing genre.