Following the success of last Friday’s Exit Planet Dust event, The Chemical Brothers have announced they will be hosting an exclusive Dig Your Own Hole listening party on social media on Friday, 24 April at 9pm UK time.
The band wrote on Twitter: “Join @chembros + guests for a “Dig Your Own Hole” #timstwitterlisteningparty on Fri Apr 24 @ 9pm UK time! Follow @chembros @eddychemical @Tim_Burgess @beth_orton @Steve_Dub & @robinturner for track by track live tweets while u play or stream the album at home.❤️🤟#DigYourOwnHole.”
Join @chembros + guests for a “Dig Your Own Hole” #timstwitterlisteningparty on Fri Apr 24 @ 9pm UK time! Follow @chembros @eddychemical @Tim_Burgess @beth_orton @Steve_Dub & @robinturner for track by track live tweets while u play or stream the album at home.❤️🤟#DigYourOwnHole pic.twitter.com/GFh8fhGNrf
— The Chemical Brothers (@ChemBros) April 6, 2020
Originally released on 7 April 1997, the electronic duo’s second album Dig Your Own Hole represents the zenith of The Chemical Brothers’ big beat take on the all-conquering Britpop. Going Platinum in the UK and gold in the US, the record topped the British Top 40 albums and went to a career best No 14 on North America’s Billboard 200.
Five singles were released from Dig Your Own Hole, two of which reached number one in the UK: ‘Setting Sun’, ‘Where Do I Begin’, ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’, ‘Elektrobank’, and ‘The Private Psychedelic Reel’ and the album featured guest vocalists Noel Gallagher and Beth Orton. ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’ also went to No 1 in the UK Top 40. The success of the album led The Chemical Brothers to be much sought-after remixers, and the duo released a mix album in 1998 titled Brothers Gonna Work It Out.
Dig Your Own Hole was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards and it has enjoyed sustained critical acclaim. In 1998, British music monthly Q magazine readers voted Dig Your Own Hole the 49th greatest album of all time, and was also included in Q TV’s ‘Top 100 Albums of All Time’ list in 2008. NME ranked it at number 414 in its 2014 list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In the US, meanwhile, Rolling Stone included it in their list of the “100 Best Albums of the Nineties”, as did Spin.