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Tim’s long-awaited debut album ‘Apart Together’, is out now!

Available to stream, download, on CD and on vinyl:
Tim-Minchin.lnk.to/ApartTogetherAlbumWE

The gatefold vinyl features a 24-page booklet with illustrated lyrics, a poster, bespoke artwork and comes in two variants; translucent red and transparent ultra-clear with opaque red.

Tim: “I’m hugely pleased and relieved that people are connecting to this motley collection of songs. The reaction to the Livestream, especially, was incredible – testament to the brilliant work of a huge team of people who dedicated themselves to the mission of trying to make something different and gentle and fun and sparkly and special.”

APART TOGETHER ALBUM

“This crisply observed and tenderly considered pop album subverts expectations… From gorgeous love songs to self-deprecation, the comedian’s first non-comic record comes as a pleasant surprise”
-The Independent ****

“Apart Together is a masterpiece… A pure joy to listen to.
-The Irish News *****

“The album is a triumph”
-Musical Theatre Review ****

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UPRIGHT won Best Comedy Series at the 2020 AACTA Awards this evening, with Tim winning Best Comedy Performer for his role in the series.

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) held the ceremony this evening in Sydney. See the AACTAs website for the full list of winners and nominees.

Highlights from the ceremony will be broadcast on Channel Seven on Wednesday at 8.30pm.

More information on the series and where you can watch it here.
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UPRIGHT is available in the UK on DVD from the following retailers and more:
(prices vary)

Amazon UK
HMV
WHSmith

and on the following digital platforms:

iTunes
Amazon Prime Video
Google Play

More UPRIGHT details can be found here.

Further information about DVD and Digital availability in other territories will be added once known. At the moment we do not have any more confirmed release dates.

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Tim will be opening Perth Festival in show-stopping style, 5th and 6th February 2021, live in beautiful Kings Park.

He’ll give a special performance of his, newly released, critically acclaimed album Apart Together with some of his favourite WA musicians, including the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) conducted by Jessica Gethin.

Each song has been reimagined by a different world-class orchestrator for the occasion.

Information and tickets from: perthfestival.com.au

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‘The Absence Of You’, the 5th and final single ahead of the release of Tim’s long awaited studio album Apart Together is out now.

Tim: “In this weird year, we’re more aware than ever that the absence of a loved one can, in a way, be as impactful as their presence. This is a song about that, I suppose. It’s also a frickin banger.”

Lyrics below.

Listen/download Absence Of You: Tim-Minchin.lnk.to/TheAbsenceOfYouWE

Pre-order Apart Together here: Tim-Minchin.lnk.to/ApartTogetherAlbumWE
– out November 20th


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Tim will perform the entirety of his new album, Apart Together, in a one-off concert at the iconic Trackdown Studios, to be streamed at 7pm (local time) on November 19th, to celebrate the record’s general release.

Featuring extraordinary guest musicians, 6 cameras, 11 songs, and whatever pours out of Tim’s brain in between, the concert will be available online for just 48 hours, and will only be accessible to ticket holders.

 

Tickets go on sale at 12pm (Local time) Monday, November 2nd, 2020

shops.ticketmasterpartners.com/tim-minchin-live-stream

Ticket prices: AU$15 / £10 / €15 / US$15
You can buy tickets for whichever timezone works best for you.

Tim: “I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make live entertainment in this no-live-entertainment world, and – as always – how to make a virtue of the restrictions placed on us as artists. And I’ve concluded that we have a fantastic opportunity to make a new style of “live” concerts. Not like the old model, where cameras are inserted into seats in an audience, or put on the shoulder of a camera operator dressed in black, skulking around the edges of the stage, pretending she doesn’t exist. But instead, I want to bring the audience into the room with us. I want the viewer to feel like they have been invited into the studio to watch the final dress rehearsal for a concert, and have been given permission to stand in amongst the band, to sit down next to me (ewww), to be completely inside the experience.

This album we’ve made really lends itself to this sort of performance: the songs tell stories that ask the listener to stay engaged with every lyric; they are generally very personal; they vary in style from proper all-out rock-pop tracks to seriously intimate ballads.

I really hope people settle in with a really good set of speakers, a really good friend or two, and a really nice bottle of wine, and let me see if I can’t give them an online performance that isn’t quite like anything they’ve ever seen. Oh. That sounds like porn doesn’t it. *It’s not porn.”

Tim will also be raising money in support of Ausmusic T-Shirt Day during the stream, with all proceeds going to music industry charity, Support Act. You can donate here.

Apart Together …is full of gravity-defying balladry and beautifully observed moments
– American Songwriter

“If there’s an artist more naturally disposed to a hybrid of pop and orchestration, I do not know his name” – The Age, Melbourne

“Minchin is a genuine musical virtuoso”
-The Times, London

“His songs are jaunty or bittersweet or dark, but always fiendishly clever.”
-The Evening Standard

“As with all Minchin’s stuff, it’s a little bit funny, it’s a little bit sad, and it finds the beauty and romance in even the most tragic of circumstances.”
-The Guardian

“an LP’s worth of bangers, fizzing with his trademark acid one-liners, plus a goodly helping of more reflective ballads too.”
-Clash

‘Apart Together’… is a determinedly auto-biographical effort that has finally given him peace with his own voice, musically and metaphorically.
-NME

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Hi all. Here’s an infrequent blog. Am writing it by way of diarizing this weird little moment in time, and because I know a lot of you followed the progress of this project on socials.

The fact that I named this upcoming album of mine “Apart Together” long before Covid hit kinda presaged the way in which it has grown to become – in my mind at least – an album very much of this time. And as more shits have hit more fans, I have become more dedicated to making it a testament to this fucking year, and to the idea of making lemonade out of lemons, whatever shape the lemons are.

Some of my nerdier fans (hi, bless you, love you) will have heard me say more than once that I think you should aim to bring everything you are into everything you do. I tend to say it about artists, but I guess it works for humans in general. I also often quote my mentor/director/friend Matthew Warchus (who was perhaps quoting someone else) who told me, back in Stratford-Upon-Avon in 2010 when I was anxious about whether Matilda was ready to open, that “any piece of art is just an artifact of the work you did in the time you had”. These two simple ideas have profoundly affected the way I go about my work… and this year have come to mean even more. This year, bringing “everything you are into everything you do”, means bringing your anxiety, and your disappointment, and your tiredness, and whatever else you are carrying through the pandemic months. And “the work that you did in the time that you had” could perhaps be extended to “… the work that you did in the time that you had in the space you were locked inside with the collaborators you were allowed to have contact with”!

Each single I have released this year has been an opportunity to make a little bit of art, and as our industry shut down, and then nervously semi-reopened, I tried to let the restrictions that came along govern the style of art-making.

Which brings me to the video for “Airport Piano”, the 4th single from my album, being released today!

Which, typical of this shit year, is also the day I have to get on a plane and fly away from my folks. Let me go back a bit….

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‘Airport Piano’, the 4th single from Tim’s forthcoming studio album Apart Together is out now.

Tim: “Airport Piano is almost definitely the funkiest tribute to midlife crises and the emptiness of acquisition ever recorded in the antipodes. It walks the line between extremely cool and extremely uncool with barely a teeter.”

If you’d like to read about the process and see lots of photos and video clips, click here for Tim’s Making-of blog about how he made the video, in a garage, whilst in quarantine in WA.

Stream/download Airport Piano: Tim-Minchin.lnk.to/AirportPianoWE

Pre-order Apart Together, out November 20th here:
Tim-Minchin.lnk.to/ApartTogetherAlbumWE


Credits can be found in the YouTube description.

**AIRPORT PIANO** (Lyrics)
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My family spent a couple of weeks in quarantine and the house we were staying in had a garage, so we made this vid!

Check back here after the YouTube Premiere for the whole story.

Stream/download here: Tim-Minchin.lnk.to/AirportPianoWE
Available Friday 25th September, worldwide, at midnight in each territory.

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David Tennant Does A Podcast With Tim this week.

You can listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast or wherever else you get your podcasts: pod.link/tennant.

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New York Magazine’s Vulture will be doing an Instagram live stream next week with Tim and Ben Folds interviewing each other for their ‘Two Friends’ series.

Tune in Live on Instagram @vulture

Tuesday September 8th 5pm PDT/8pm EDT – USA
Wednesday September 9th 1am BST – UK and 10am AEST – Australia

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Tim’s long-awaited debut album ‘Apart Together’, recorded over the past two years since he moved back to Sydney, will be out on the 20th November. A track of the same name, the third single, is available now.

The gatefold vinyl features a 24-page booklet with illustrated lyrics, a poster, bespoke artwork and comes in two variants; translucent red and transparent ultra-clear with opaque red.

Album Pre-order: Tim-Minchin.lnk.to/ApartTogetherAlbumWE

‘Apart Together’ listen now: Tim-Minchin.lnk.to/ApartTogetherWE

See below for the lyrics and the tracklist.

Tim: “The title track of my album, ‘Apart Together’ was going to be called “Wedding Dance”, because in my head, that’s what it is. When that insanely lovely Mat Jodrell trumpet eases in, I always picture couples dancing. I mean, let’s be honest, you’d have to be a little bit of a weirdo to actually have it as your wedding dance, but if I’ve learned one thing from my years of making stuff, it’s this: there are always weirdos. And they are always my kinda people.”

**Apart Together** (Lyrics)
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Aussies! UPRIGHT is now also available on these digital platforms:

Apple
Google Play
YouTube
Fetch
Microsoft
PlayStation

More information on UPRIGHT can be found here.

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced today that Tim will be opening and closing this year’s star-studded Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2020 with a couple of special musical performances.

He’ll perform an original song, written specially for the occasion, to open the show and he’ll close with ‘Carry You’, which he wrote for his TV Series UPRIGHT.

Friday 31st July, BBC One, 7pm BST

UPDATE (31/07/20): Here are the two songs Tim performed:

‘2020 Baftas’ Lyrics below.

‘Carry You’ a song he wrote for his comedy drama TV series UPRIGHT – a wild road trip across the Australian outback. (Lyrics to ‘Carry You’ can be found here.)


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North American friends! The first 2 eps of #UPRIGHT are premiering on the ATX YouTube channel with ATX Festival, eOne and Sundance Now on Tuesday, July 21st at 7pm CT.

I’ll be chatting online as it’s airing with the awesome Milly Alcock. Afterwards the legend that is Judd Apatow is hosting a Q&A with… me. Huzzah. The full Q&A will be made available worldwide on July 22nd at 8am PT / 10am CT. Time Zone Converter

UPDATE: Here’s the Q&A with Judd Apatow:

If you’re in the US you can use the promo code ‘UPRIGHT’ to join Sundance Now for a 30-day-free-trial ready to watch UPRIGHT when it premieres on there August 6th.

More information on UPRIGHT can be found here. But in short, it’s wicked, you’ll love it. tx
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