Happy Release Day Tim Burgess

The wait is finally over… Today Tim Burgess releases his acclaimed new album Typical Music into the world! To celebrate the release Tim has shared a charming animated video for the track “Flamingo” created by BAFTA-award winning director Greg Mcleod aka myinkyhead. Commenting on the video Mcleod says: “Having worked with Daniel O’Sullivan before, animating a film to accompany his track ‘Honour Wave’, he’d made me aware of his collaboration with Tim Burgess. Being a long standing fan I asked if he’d like a film for one of his songs from his forthcoming album, he said yes and so I pointed my brain at his track ‘Flamingo’ and out popped a brightly coloured strange world inhabited by dancing flamingo chicks, and a singing drum. Enjoy!”

Acclaim for Typical Music:

“A 22 track epic… Typical Music features Sparks-ish electronic pop, sumptuous arrangements and modern psychedelia, and hurtles forth with all the lust for life and seemingly boundless joie de vivre of its creator.” The Guardian – 4 stars ****

“With Here Come The Warm Jets, Sparks and ELO among the reference points here, Burgess’s bushy-tailed optimism and quality control never dips.” MOJO – 4 stars ****

“His sweet, loveable personality shines through in all its eclectic and quirky wonder… At 22 tracks it’s a labour of love and an absolute joy.” The Sun – 4 stars ****

“Solo Burgess may be compared to the sort of off-kilter pop made by XTC, Sparks or post-Beatles McCartney. In other words, very good pop indeed.” The Observer

“With support from Spiritualized’s thighpaulsandra and Grumbling Fur’s Dan O’Sullivan, wiggly electronics abound, from the urgent gallop of the title track and the woozy psych-pop of ‘Kinetic Connection’ to the cinematic orchestrations of ‘Slacker’. Think The Flaming Lips’ sci-fi sonics given a very English twist.” Uncut

“Tim Burgess remains self-assured and adventurous… Typical Music is by far his most ambitious project to date: a smorgasbord of everything from classic pop to squelchy funk and sci-fi surf rock… A thrillingly eclectic journey.” Shindig – 4 stars ****

“Nothing typical to hear here, just an artist being passionately prolific.” The Arts Desk – 5 stars *****

“Tim Burgess hits psychedelic bliss on the wonderfully overstuffed ‘Typical Music’.” Far Out Magazine – 4 stars ****

“One of Burgess’ most fully realized concepts, and features a bright sense of love and adoration that reverberates in each song.” Consequence of Sound

“Anything but Typical Music… the eclectic 22 songs encompassing sparkling psych-pop, electro-speckled rock and more straightforward Britpop.” SPIN