Tim Burgess

Record Store Day Isn't for Everyone, But It Is for Me and Lots of People Like Me

Tim Burgess | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tim Burgess

Yes, I'm an ambassador for Record Store Day (that's even official). Yes, I have a single out on Record Store Day. Yes, my label is releasing a long lost track of Dub Sex (recorded by the legendary Martin Hannett, available in participating outlets). Yes, I have a list of records that are out that day that I'd like for my own collection. But does this make me biased? Yes, of course it does but it doesn't mean I can't have my say. I've heard the grumbles about there being too many releases, even conspiracy theories about major labels clogging up the schedules of pressing plants so that small labels can't get their stock in time. But, for me, these are good problems to have.

How To Avoid The Rain At This Weekend's Isle Of Wight Festival

Ronnie Joice | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ronnie Joice

This weekend for me sees the start of the British festival season - three months of mayhem is round the corner as I spend every possible weekend coming up in a field, soaked through to the bone, praying for sun. I'll be lucky.

Back on the Road Again: A Tour Diary

Tim Burgess | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tim Burgess

Heading off to play a series of gigs is a little like coming out of hibernation - it's a different way of life. The van is the mothership and the gigs are like the bits in Star Trek when they beam down to a new planet for a bit - without us losing the bloke who you've never seen before. There's the fun of looking up some record shops and old friends who've moved to the places we're visiting - I used to spend time with Anton Newcombe from The Brian Jonestown Massacre when I was living in LA, he's lived in Berlin for a few years and has offered to be out tour guide while we're there.

PICTURES: The Charlatans Frontman Plays Intimate HuffPost UK Gig

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess performed an intimate gig in a small coffee shop in London on Monday night, especially for The Huffington Post UK....

WATCH: Tim Burgess Is Full Of Beans, In A Good Cause

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Tim Burgess is a busy man. As well as putting the finishing touches to his new single, 'Doors of Then', Burgess has been creating the video himsel...

How Twitter Made Tim Peaks a Surreal Reality

Tim Burgess | Posted 15.01.2013 | Home
Tim Burgess

DJ Yoda, Maximo Park, James and the Inspiral Carpets stopped by for a cuppa. We said we'd close at 10pm each night but things were still swinging at 3am the next morning. Nick Heyward was a revelation - we only knew him from Twitter - and he brought about an amazing singalong that 250 people crammed into a log cabin will never forget.

Q Awards 2012 Winners

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Days were made and dreams were shattered as the Q Awards 2012 announced its winners in Central London. A host of the music world's finest attended ...

My Tour Diary

Tim Burgess | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Tim Burgess

Tours are about two things really - music and people. Music on stage, in the van, at services. Everywhere. And the people - in the band, working at the venues and coming to the gigs.

Going Local - An Outsiders' Insider Guide to Portsmouth

Naomi Thompson | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Thompson

In the last couple of years my home town of Portsmouth has undergone something of a curious transformation. This normally risk-averse island has been putting two fingers up at the cainophobic by opening up a number of jaunts that would not look out of place in my former residence, London.

I'm Going to the Isle Of Wight to Watch Bands

Ronnie Joice | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

This weekend I'll be returning to the Isle of Wight to watch bands, drink some pints of Carling and regularly pray that it doesn't rain.

The Book, the Label Chief, His Life and Some Covers

Tim Burgess | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Tim Burgess

Hi. Come in, you came just at the right time. It's four days until the publication of the book I just spent the last year writing.

British Sailor Evacuated From Yacht

PA | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK

A British man was evacuated from a yacht competing in a round-the-world race today after sustaining a head injury in rough seas off the coast of Taiwa...