MPT kicks off its annual review of the year in some style with the participation of the legendary Vic Godard, fresh from getting lost in the confusing jumble of streets on the developing Dundee Waterfront!

Your Own Music

Your own musical highlight of the year?

Our Marc Riley session 26/11/2015

Favourite performance of the year?

Sounds in the Suburbs at the Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh 14/11/2015

What’s the one thing that went wrong in 2015 you’d like to fix?

Mine and Subway Sect’s navigation skills.

What you gonna be doing next year?

So far confirmed dates in Southend, Birmingham, Brighton and Galicia, we’ll be sorting more over the coming months including Manchester, Newcastle and Scotland amongst others and hoping to do a few European jaunts.

Also hope to write some more new songs and record them.

Others’ Music

3 songs or LPs you’ve listened to the most in 2015?

Paul Smith – Sleaford Mods

Brother Can You Spare A Dime – Rudy Vallee

Washboard Blues – Hoagy Carmichael

Best gig attended in 2015?

14th September – Forever Heavenly presented A Night With Jock Scot, musical accompaniment by Davy Henderson and Nectarine No 9.

Biggest surprise of 2015?

Being asked to support Sleaford Mods at Koko where I last played in 1980 when it was the Music Machine.

And although I was already into the music I didn’t realise they’d be that good live.

Biggest letdown of 2015?

Chelsea FC (although the recovery might have started)

Who should we be looking out for in 2016?

POST, The Floormen, BrassHaus, Rongorongo, Sugarmen, El Cid

Anything and Everything

Event of 2015

Edinburgh Film Festival and gig to promote the film Big Gold Dream, I sang with The Stool Pigeons, Douglas MacIntyre, Russell Burn, Mick Slaven and Malcolm Ross with Fay Fife guesting.

Hero of 2015

Jeremy Corbyn

Lowpoint of 2015

Driving into the path of a tram in Manchester only to escape straight into the path of another coming right at us.

Villain of 2015

Al Bag-Daddy

Favourite book of 2015

Derek Philpott’s Dear Mr Kershaw, A Pensioner Writes- letters to pop stars and their replies. Plane Groovy – Derek Philpott

Favourite film of 2015

Big Gold Dream: Scottish Post Punk and Infiltrating the Mainstream directed by Grant McPhee – https://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films/2015/big-gold-dream-scottish-post-punk-and-infiltrating-the-mainstream

Something to look forward to in 2016?

The next flat racing season and deciding what meetings to go to.

Thanks, as ever, to Andy Wood for providing this piece.