Some Friendly debut album and the accompanying single “The Only One I Know,” with their 13th studio album, Different Days, released last year to some acclaim. It’s interesting that they’ve always been associated with the same Madchester scene that gave the world The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays — they were, in fact, formed in Birmingham, in the West Midlands, so geographically they’re more closely related to Ned’s Atomic Dustbin. Still, musically they share psychedelic sensibilities with their neighbors to the north, and by all accounts they still deliver live.
British indie rockers The Charlatans still have to use that “UK” addendum on the name, even though nobody knows anything about another band called The Charlatans. Whatever, the band have managed to remain remarkably active and quite prolific since their 1990