The Guinea Pig Is On His Own – STOOR interview

I’m not sure what else to say about STOOR after Mike and I both raved ecstatically over their wonderful debut album earlier this year. We are both of the opinion (and quite often don’t see things the same way on these things) that it’s a definite contender for one of the best albums of 2015.The…

All The Talking That’s Needed – Vladimir live

Vladimir / Sahara / Melophobia – The Cool Cat Club @ Beat Generator Live, Dundee – Saturday 7th November 2015 It’s funny but, other than a short period a while ago, I’ve rarely felt old at gigs, other than the very occasional show. But at Saturday night’s Cool Cat Club show, I certainly did. So,…

Better Late Than Never – Vic Godard interview

Vic Godard has been increasingly prolific in recent years to my mind (writes Andy Wood) though I’d have to agree that he has never completely disappeared from view. I first got into his music as a teenager, initially by hearing the classic single ‘Ambition’ on an NME cassette compilation Pogo Agogo. It was a great…

MPT October Playlist

Here’s a few tracks from recent-ish releases that have received a lot of airtime in the MPT household over the last few weeks: Low – The Innocents (from ‘Ones and Sixes’ LP – Sub Pop) Thula Borah – Bone Ships (from ‘Hope For Disappointment’ E.P. – Kill Jester) Bruising – Emo Friends (single – Beech…

That Was Then, This Is Now – FOUND LP review

FOUND – Cloning (Chemikal Underground) It’s fair to say that FOUND never like to be tied down in the one place. Their records have ranged from the genre hopping early albums through the glitchy electronica of the ‘Fidelities’ E.P. to the streamlined indie rock of ‘factorycraft’. But, even by their standards, ‘Cloning’ (their second album…

Nottingham for 5 – Vladimir interview (Part 2)

In Part 2 of his interview with Ross Murray from Vladimir, Andy Wood discusses Pete Doherty. Mark E. Smith and record label interest and finds out how the band got stuck on the wrong side of the barrier to a gated community … How did The Libertines gig in Nottingham come about? That must have…