Full On Idle

The Breeders – Glasgow ABC, 8th April To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this show having missed the last 2 Scottish shows that the band played. Also since the last 2 Breeders albums have been resolutely lo-fi I did wonder how they were going to transfer to the live setting….

Doing It For The Kids ’08

A quick plug for ‘Doing It For The Kids ’08’ a CD and download compilation in support of Yorkhill Children’s Hospital. The 3 CD set feature the likes of De Rosa, Ballboy, Wake The President and many, many more and full details can be found here. There is also a Showcase launch gig at the…

I Never Fade Out Cos I’m Already Gone

A brief post today to advise that Domino release not one, not two but THREE Triffids re-issues today. So far ‘The Black Swan’ (now reinstated to the originally intended sprawling double) is the only one to have dropped through the letter box but ‘Treeless Plain’ and ‘Beautiful Waste’ ( a compilation of post TP material…

Providence Blinked

Over the last 20 years, R.E.M. have undoubtedly been one of my favourite bands. I’m not quite sure therefore why this is the first time they have been featured on MPT although there is little doubting that ‘Accelerate’ easily qualifies on its manic-quotient. ‘Accelerate’ is being touted as R.E.M.’s return to form after their last…