Tim’s Twitter listening party schedule – Prince, Caribou, David Bowie, Joy Division Mogwai – full schedule of album playbacks


Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties – a success of the lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic

Tim Burgess has launched a full programme of his popular listening parties, Getintothis’ Lewis Ridley has the full schedule, so far.

Tim Burgess of The Charlatans has extended his extensive programme of his popular listening parties as music fans stay bunkered for the foreseeable future.

If you’re late to this particular lockdown party, the premise is simple.

Log on to Twitter, drop the needle or click play on the album at the specified time, and enjoy live tweets from members of the band and fellow fans as the record plays.

What started as a couple of playbacks with the likes of Oasis guitarist Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs talking through Definitely Maybe, grew to weeks of events and now Burgess has friends on board for parties taking us through the summer.

Tim’s Twitter Listening Party has been one beacon of light for music fans, many of whom are filling the evening void in which gigs often sit.

Burgess has also been inspiration for many other artists taking to live feeds to talk through their albums, take part in Q&As and even some live streamed secret sets.

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Sandout parties thus far included Fontaines D.C.‘s Dogrel on Thursday April 16, while The Coral did their playback on Saturday April 18 where listeners enjoyed their self-titled record from 2002.

The prominent dates in the next run of listening parties include the playback of Burgess’ Royal Albert Hall set on Thursday, 3 June.

There’s also playbacks for PrinceJoy DivisionMogwai and Caribou.

Liam Gallagher will celebrate the release of his new album, MTV Unplugged, with a very special Tim’s Twitter Listening Party on Friday, 12 June.

Gallagher will join Bonehead on Twitter discussing the album, giving fans a unique insight into the making of the record.

You can keep up to date with the latest by following Tim on Twitter or visiting the dedicated website for his listening parties.

Full schedule for Tim’s Twitter Listening Party (more tbc):


Sunday, June 7
4pm: Prince: Sign o’ the times
6pm: Elisabeth Elektra: Mercurial
7pm: Gruff Rhys: Pang!
7pm: Fat Cops: Fat Cops
8pm: BMX Bandits: My Chain
9pm: Frank Turner: Positive Songs For Negative People
10pm: Mogwai: Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

Monday, June 8
8pm: The Twang: Love It When I Feel Like This
9pm: Our Girl: Stranger Today
10pm: The Wedding Present: Seamonsters

Tuesday, June 9
8pm: Cabaret Voltaire: The Crackdown
9pm: Badly Drawn Boy: The Hour Of Bewilderbeast
10pm: Tom Grennan: Lighting Matches

Tea Street Band

Wednesday, June 10
8pm: Idlewild: 100 Broken Windows
9pm: Shed Seven: Change Giver
10pm: Everything Everything: Man Alive

Thursday, June 11
8pm: Cabbage: Young, Dumb And Full Of…

Friday, June 12
7pm: Liam Gallagher: MTV Unplugged (ft. Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs)
8pm: The Tea Street Band: Frequency
9pm: Shed Seven: Instant Pleasures
10pm: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark: Dazzle Ships

Saturday, June 13
9pm: The Vaccines: What Did You Expect
10pm: The Charlatans: Modern Nature

Sunday, June 14
8pm: The Charlatans: The Charlatans
9pm: Tears For Fears: The Hurting


Monday, June 15
8pm: Get Cape Wear Cape: The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager
9pm: The View: Hats Off To The Buskers
10pm: Caribou: Swim

Tuesday, June 16
9pm: Supergrass: In It For The Money
10pm: Camper Van Beethoven: Telephone Free Landslide Victory

Thursday, June 18
9pm: The Fratellis: Costello Music

Friday, June 19
8pm: The Magic Numbers: The Magic Numbers
9pm: Embrace: Drawn From Memory
10pm: Moloko: Statues

Saturday, June 20
6pm: Public Service Broadcasting: Every Valley
10pm: Edgar Wright: Baby Driver

Sunday, June 21
8pm: Stornoway: Beachcomber’s Windowsill
9pm: Laura Cantrell: Not The Tremblin’ Kind

Tuesday, June 23
9pm: Twisted Wheel: Twisted Wheel

Thursday, June 25
9pm: Kate Nash: Made of Bricks

Saturday, July 18
10pm: Joy Division: Closer