Burgess, who is ready to launch his new solo album ‘I Love The New Sky’ in May, will host playbacks of some of Britpop’s largest albums, alongside the brains behind them.
There can be a listening get together held on Twitter at 10pm GMT every day of the approaching week. It’s not clear if the mission will prolong past the week. Burgess kicks issues off tomorrow (March 23) with a listening get together for The Charlatans’ debut album ‘Some Friendly’ (1990).
Album listening parties.
Mon: Some Friendly – tweets by me
Tues: Franz Ferdinand – tweets by @Franz_Ferdinand
Weds: Parklife – with @DaveRowntree
Thursday: Going Blank Again – @Andybebop & @doctorloz
Fri: Definitely Maybe – with @BoneheadsPage & Liam. pic.twitter.com/GqNqedFeqv
— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) March 22, 2020
Members of Franz Ferdinand take part on Tuesday night (March 24) for a run by way of their 2004 debut self-titled album, which was launched in 2004. Blur drummer David Rowntree will tune in for ‘Parklife’ (1994) on Wednesday (March 25).
Rounding off the week can be Andy Bell and Loz Colbert for Ride‘s ‘Going Blank Again’ (1994) for Thursday’s session (March 26), and ex-Oasis members Bonehead and Liam Gallagher will take part for ‘Definitely Maybe’ (1994) on Friday (March 27).
Meanwhile, Burgess’ forthcoming record (released May 22) hears him write completely on his own for the first time. “In the past, I’ve written collaboratively. (2012’s) ‘Oh No I Love You’ was written with Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner in Nashville, and then ‘Same Language, Different Worlds’ was a collaboration with Peter Gordon who had worked extensively with Arthur Russell,” he informed The Line of Best Fit earlier this month.
Burgess’ album listening get together is the newest in a protracted checklist of initiatives by musicians to preserve individuals entertained amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Tom Misch has covered Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ as part of his quarantine sessions for fans. Artists including Christine And The Queens, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, U2’s Bono and Yungblud have live-streamed performances from their properties or studios to assist preserve individuals linked and entertained.
Gallagher has additionally contributed to the worldwide fightback. Over the last few days, the singer has posted lighthearted, reworked versions of Oasis classics that instruct people to wash their hands.
See NME’s checklist and deep-dive into the rise of digital gigs in the course of the coronavirus disaster here.