Media release: The National Album Day Podcast – Ellie Gibson and Jonny Simon in conversation with Carl Barât


THE organisers of National Album Day are partnering with content creators, Muddy Knees Media – producers of podcasts, including The Totally Football Show and You’re Dead To Me – to launch its first podcast.

The ‘National Album Day Podcast’ is hosted by Ellie Gibson (Scummy Mummies) with Jonny Simon in conversation with special guest, Carl Barât (Carl Barât and The Jackals, Dirty Pretty Things, The Libertines), who shares his thoughts on how we develop our musical tastes through album listening, and how we pass our love of the album down to our children. The podcast focuses on Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.

The half-hour show goes out this Friday, 11th October at 2.00pm, and will be available on all major outlets, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom. Just search for the ‘National Album Day Podcast’.

The podcast comes ahead of National Album Day, which returns for its second annual edition this coming Saturday, 12th October to celebrate the UK’s love of the album and the craft that goes into making it.

Organised jointly by the BPI and ERA, in partnership with BBC Sounds and with the support of AIM, Network Rail, Classic Album Sundays and the wider music community (see ‘Notes for editors’).

Musician, Carl Barât, said: “I think it’s important to have a National Album Day so that people don’t lose the art of listening to an album as a whole. If you hear a song you like, or a playlist, that’s like a trailer for a movie. It’s the signpost to send you to the album. That’s when you get the journey, you get to immerse yourself in a world that the artist has created. If you want that experience or you want to go a bit deeper, that’s what albums are for.”



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Notes for editors:

About National Album Day

Following a successful inaugural year in 2018, National Album Day returns on Saturday, 12th October 2019. Organised jointly by UK labels body the BPI and ERA, the Entertainment Retailers Association, the music community will come together with BBC Sounds, and with the support of AIM, Classic Album Sundays, and Network Rail among others for a series of events that will celebrate the UK’s love of the album
and the craft that goes into making it.

This year, National Album Day is themed around the notion of ‘Don’t Skip’, to encourage music lovers to discover albums – both new and classic – in full, as a complete body of work that tells a story. The theme will also serve to highlight the wellbeing and mental health benefits of album listening as a form of musical
mindfulness. A number of the UK’s most prominent artists have already signed up as ‘album champions’ for this year’s National Album Day campaign: No.1 artist Lewis Capaldi, Mercury Prize winners Elbow, BRIT Award-nominated Mahalia, and international musician/producer Mark Ronson.

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