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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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Tim will be on CBS This Morning, Saturday January 16th, in the Saturday Sessions segment.

There will be an interview and exclusive live performances of three songs from Apart Together.

The programme airs 7-9am EST and you can check out when and where to watch CBS This Morning Saturday in your city here.

The segment will be posted online after it airs on CBS.com and their social channels, with some territory restrictions.

UPDATE: 16/01/21
At the time of this update the YouTube videos (all embedded below) are not available in Australia but the three performances and the interview are viewable on the CBS website here:

Interview:
cbsnews.com/video/tim-minchin-is-serious-about-musical-satire/

‘Absence Of You’
cbsnews.com/video/saturday-sessions-tim-minchin-performs-the-absence-of-you/

‘Apart Together’
cbsnews.com/video/saturday-sessions-tim-minchin-performs-apart-together/

‘Airport Piano’
cbsnews.com/video/saturday-sessions-tim-minchin-performs-airport-piano/

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Tim’ll be performing a brand new live version of one of the songs from his new album Apart Together on The Late Late Show with James Corden TONIGHT – Tuesday 5th January. There will be a brief interview too.

The other guest on the show is actor James Marsden.

US:
CBS 12:37am EST/PST (11:37pm CST).
If you miss it or prefer to watch it later, the episode and clips should appear on the The Late Late Show with James Corden’s website, Facebook page or YouTube channel. (Likely to be geoblocked until after the show airs in Australia and the UK).

Australia:
The programme airs a day later in Australia on Channel TEN and 10play.

UK:
The episode will be available in the UK on Sky Comedy a channel you can also watch via Now TV the day after it airs in the US.

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White Wine in the Sun

As is the case every year, every dollar that White Wine in the Sun makes between Nov 1 and Jan 31 will go to Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)! Go buy it! Even if you already own it!
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There are two versions; the 2009 solo version and the 2012 studio version, with strings, french horn and more.

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For the curious… here is what was going on behind the scenes of our one-shot Absence vid shoot.

The keen-eyed will notice it’s not the actual take we used. We did a bunch, and this – the last shot of the day – came up clearest on the God Go-Pro. Sorry for the washed-out footage: I pumped up the exposure so you could see more of what was going on. : )

The difference between this glorious organised chaos and the final music video is testament to director Ben Lucas’s brilliant vision, and to the talent of the camera department, and to the beautiful lighting and set design, and to the organisational skills of our awesome producers, and to the many stage management crew who gave their time.

Plus good gear, and a very clever editor, and a lovely grade. : )

Here are the credits again, in case you didn’t see them under the original vid. I am very lucky that, despite limited time and budget, such incredible people came on board. Legends, all.

Special thanks to Luke Cowling, who convinced a bunch of his WAAPA Stage Management students to come and help us out, and also took captured this footage. (Luke is the guy in the black cap wrangling the fairy lights for the orchestra reveal.)

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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, including where you can stream it.

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 limited edition double vinyl Matilda The Musical Broadway Cast Recording is now available for pre-order exclusively on Broadway Records.

Printed on BLUE VINYL, it’s the first release to have the songs in show order. It’s also the first physical format to include the special bonus tracks ‘Perhaps a Child’ and ‘Naughty’ (sung by all four Tony award-winning Matildas).

More details and you can pre-order a copy for your turntable here.

Release Date: December 4th, 2020

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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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by Tim 24th Sep | 0 comments

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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