Tim Burgess to host special listening parties for Scottish Album of the Year Award Shortlist

Tim Burgess to host listening parties for Scottish Album of the Year Award nominees

The Charlatans frontman will feature all ten SAY Award shortlisted albums in his beloved Twitter Listening Parties series

There have not been many highlights in 2020, but Tim Burgess' Twitter Listening Parties have certainly created a bright spot in a dark time. The Charlatans frontman started the successful series during lockdown and he quickly amassed a following of music fans across the UK and the world.

Listening party participants are encouraged to stream or play a predetermined album at an allocated start time and follow Tim and the relevant artists' tweets in real time, asking questions and sharing their thoughts along the way. Since beginning in March, the series has become a cultural phenomenon and will celebrate its 500th listening party on Sun 25 Oct.

Now, in a special one-off Twitter Listening Party series, Tim Burgess will celebrate the ten albums on this year's SAY Award Shortlist. For three nights between Mon 26 – Wed 28 Oct, each nominated artist will join Tim during their respective listening party to reveal memories and insights into the making of their acclaimed album. The special listening parties will offer music fans a chance to dive deeper into the ten albums chosen as the best to come out of Scotland this year. Following each event, the Twitter conversations will be archived on timstwitterlisteningparty.com.

Tim Burgess to host special listening parties for Scottish Album of the Year Award Shortlist

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SAY Award #TimsTwitterListeningParty special timings:

Mon 26 Oct
7pm: Callum Easter – Here Or Nowhere
9pm: Erland Cooper – Sule Skerry
10pm: Blanck Mass – Animated Violence Mild

Tue 27 Oct
6pm: Bossy Love – Me + U
7pm: Declan Welsh & The Decadent West – Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold
9pm: Comfort – Not Passing
10pm: SHHE – SHHE

Wed 28 Oct
6pm: NOVA – RE-UP
7pm: The Ninth Wave – Infancy
10pm: Cloth – Cloth

After the special listening parties wrap up, the final SAY Award winner will be announced the following night on Thu 29 Oct. One artist and their album will be crowned the Scottish Album of the Year and collect the coveted £20,000 prize.

Developed and produced by the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), the SAY Award annually celebrates, promotes and rewards the most outstanding Scottish albums of the past year, spanning a variety of genres from artists across the country. Since its launch in 2012, the SAY Award has become Scotland's most sought-after music prize.

For more information, visit timstwitterlisteningparty.com and explore the SAY Award Shortlist at sayaward.com