Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos will lead an online listening party on Twitter, organised by Tim Burgess of The Charlatans. The lead singer will Tweet while listening to the band’s self-titled breakthrough debut album, with tracks like Darts of Pleasure, Michael, Take Me Out and Jacqueline.
The digital music party is part of a series of online events organised by Burgess, aimed at uniting people in song during this period of social distance.
Tomorrow night, Blur’s Dave Rowntree will give Twitter users an insight into the Parklife album. The following night will see Ride lead guitarist and former Oasis member Andy Bell take to Twitter alongside drummer Loz Colbert as they comment on their 1994 second release Going Blank Again.
On Friday night, Liam Gallagher and Bonehead to live-tweet them listening back to Oasis’ debut Definitely Maybe.
Tuesday (24 March): Franz Ferdinand, Franz Ferdinand
Wednesday (25 March): Blur, Parklife
Thursday (26 March): Ride, Going Blank Again
Friday (27 March): Oasis, Definitely Maybe
As well as setting up the album parties, Tim Burgess has also said that when the pandemic is over the guest-lists of his next tour will be reserved for NHS staff.
“I get an allowance for a decent number of guests at each show that we play, if/when my tour gets re-scheduled, all the guestlist places will be set aside for NHS staff. Now, I know that’s not much with everything that’s going on right now but I’m trying to feel more useful” he said.
I first saw @Franz_Ferdinand waaaaaay back in 2003 (at the Africa Centre in London). Looking forward to their listening party tonight at 10pm GMT— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) March 24, 2020
Play the vinyl, CD or stream the album as @alkapranos guides us through track by track https://t.co/CuLLUMrwJa pic.twitter.com/KBhLIzMOrc