Tim Burgess' Listening Parties, online, Until 31 August 2020, free entry - Visit now
The Charlatans’ frontman Tim Burgess is spending the lockdown exploring his favourite albums. Opening that experience out to music fans around the world, his Twitter listening parties are a chance to unify in the appreciation of some major records, and to learn more about them via guest appearances from Britpop and indie royalty.
A chance to unify in the appreciation of some major records
The idea is that you start playing the record at a specific time, and Tim and/or the artist behind the album will tweet a track by track guide to the album in real time. So far, we’ve heard from the likes of ex-Oasis members Liam Gallagher and Bonehead, Blur drummer Dave Rowntree as well as members of Franz Ferdinand, Ride, and local lads Cabbage.
You can head over to Tim’s website for all of the details of what’s coming up next, but our top picks are Tears For Fears’ The Hurting on 14th June, Julia Holter’s Aviary on 18th June, and Dutch Uncles’ Big Balloon on 22nd June and Joy Division’s Closer on 18th July.
Tim Burgess' Listening Parties, online