November 26, 2013 12:50

Late Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes to appear on band's new album

Brookes died in August from a brain tumour

Late Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes to appear on band's new album

Photo: Emilie Bailey

The Charlatans have confirmed that recordings of their late drummer Jon Brookes will appear on the band's forthcoming new album.

Brookes died in August aged 44 after suffering from a brain tumour. He had battled with cancer after having a seizure on tour in 2010.

"He has left us a lot and we can piece together a few things," the band's singer Tim Burgess told BBC 5 live. "We have got one song and we think that it is fantastic."

"That to me is the starting point and it is the first time we have really agreed on a song completely in quite a long time," he continued. "This particular one can feature Jon's drumming. The album will feature Jon, even songs that aren't written will include Jon in the writing. He's just going to be part of it."

Last month (October 18), the band played tribute to Brookes with a huge fundraising concert at London's Royal Albert Hall. A host of artists including Beady Eye, The Vaccines and members of Mumford & Sons, New Order and Manic Street Preachers all played the gig, which was raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity, of which The Charlatans are now patrons.

The Charlatans are currently working on their 12th album, which is the follow-up to 2010's 'Who We Touch'. The band also released an EP earlier in 2012 titled 'Warm Sounds', featuring stripped-down acoustic versions of their hits such as 'North Country Boy' and 'The Only One I Know'.

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