It’s a big day for releases in MPT land today. First off, star of the most recent MPT Podcast, Lucas Renney, finally sees his debut solo LP get a full commercial release. It’s only been available in limited outlets up until now to allow word of mouth to build and now the record is finally over ground it seems to be getting the sort of attention it deserves with a string of great reviews. I’m not going to review it again (did it here) but it’s a tremendous record which fully displays Lucas’s talent for writing songs of love gone wrong. Buy it here.
The podcast was arranged a little in haste and with a lack of proper planning on my part. So when I asked Lucas about Scottish bands he liked, he had to answer off the top of his head and we never had a chance to discuss individual songs. But here’s what he had to say afterwards about his choice of Arab Strap song:
“This is an amazingly honest song, devoid of any attempt to come across as friendly or likeable. And, as such, it burns. How can anyone dare to be so honest, to express such ugly emotions? My hat’s off to Aidan. It always terrified me that someone could come out with something like that. Genius…”
The podcast can be found here.
Also out today is the Peters Port Memorial Service by the wonderful Mitchell Museum. I’ve been anticiapting this release for quite a whole now on the back of their two singles to date and. whilst I’m going to review it properly in a couple of days, suffice to say it’s been worth the wait. Here’s one of the reasons:
Buy TPPMS here.
There’s also a couple of reasonably significant re-releases today – one in particular is an important record for me – but I’ll get to those in a few days.