In 2020, when the world was forced to hit pause on live in-person gigs, Tim Burgess found an ingenious way to bring people together by inviting artists and bands, from Paul McCartney and New Order to Michael Kiwanuka and Kylie, to host real-time album playbacks via Twitter. In this live edition of Listening Party, James Acaster will be sharing music and stories from Temps’ – a 40-strong international music collective that he has devised, curated and produced – debut ten-track album with Tim and the Latitude audience. James Acaster said, “‘After years of me listening to Tim’s music I’m jazzed about swapping roles and seeing what he makes of Temps”.
Consisting of artists across multiple genres and fronted by a cartoon alligator, there is much intrigue surrounding the Temps project. Vast in scope and scale, and fizzing with an experimental energy, the trippy PARTY GATOR PURGATORY manages to blend a host of ideas, guests and moods into an album that draws you into its own unique world.
“I became completely obsessed with this project,” states Acaster, “It was all I focused on for two years and we ended up making my favourite thing ever. I hope people enjoy it.”