Tim Burgess reveals The Chavs will hit the studio in August

The Chavs, the supergroup compromising The CharlatansTim Burgess, KlaxonsJamie Reynolds and Dirty Pretty ThingsCarl Barat, will hit the recording studio in August.

The group are planning to record their “quite avant-garde” debut album providing Barat has recovered from acute pancreatitus, which is currently keeping him in hospital.

Speaking to BBC 6Music, Burgess said: “The idea is to actually record something proper over the summer when we get a chance.

“Myself, Carl and Jamie from Klaxons actually went out for a bit of a band meeting and I think that we are all free in August – but I’ve just heard the news yesterday that Carl got quite sick so hopefully he’ll be recovered by then.”

Explaining the planned sound of the album, the singer said: “I just want it to be very serious you know, which would kinda be conflicting in the way that people have seen us in the past, but I think it might be quite avant-garde to be honest.”

Barat was rushed to hospital on Tuesday (June 17) and may face surgery, which has caused Dirty Pretty Things to cancel a charity gig at the London Hackney Round Chapel tomorrow (June 20).