Totally Against The Ropes – Vladimir interview (part 2)

In the second part of his epic interview Andy Wood discusses the ups and downs of being a young band in Scotland with Ross and Sam from Vladimir. You’ve both mentioned becoming ‘a proper band’ a few times now during this conversation. What do you mean by that and when do you feel that happened?…

Capture The Moment – Vladimir interview (part 1)

For the record I am probably neither a partial or disinterested observer (writes Andy Wood) having been involved with Vladimir in a very minor way helping with gigs occasionally over the last couple of years and having put out the physical release of the new single ‘Smoke Eyes’. That aside, if I didn’t love the…

Subway! – Randolph’s Leap LP launch

Randolph’s Leap / Sweet Baboo / Rachael Dadd – Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow – Saturday 5th April 2014 Strip away Andy’s interviews from the blog in recent months and you might get the impression that MPT is a Randolph’s Leap fansite such has been the weight of reviews, interviews etc. Well, in the interests of…

All of the Senses – Naked interview

I’m stumbling over my choice of words, (writes Andy Wood) deleting numerous opening lines and struggling to express what Naked mean to me. The name of the band suggests something stripped down, unadorned, free even of artifice. Yet in music that is usually a short term for ‘authenticity’, a term ultimately loaded with meaning. Art…

Upside Down in a A Cage – The Edsel Furys interview

The Edsel Furys are a pretty new band for me (writes Andy Wood) though the Bath quartet have been kicking around for a little while now releasing two E.P.’s ‘Sound Of Furys’ and the ‘2-3-5-6’ E.P. last year. The bedrock of the sound is 60s Garage Punk but they mix it up with a variety…

Where Did Igor Even Come From? – Bobby Stickah interview

Mike Manic Pop Thrills previously described Bobby Stickah’s solo music as being like a ‘solo Jonathan Richman meets the Ramones’ (writes Andy Wood). And there’s definitely something in that description as there’s a sweet naivety and humour to Bobby’s songs tempered with something darker and more biting as well as he attacks his acoustic with…