Song of the Week #14 – Echo Machine

Dundee’s Echo Machine returned last week third single ‘Chameleon’. Featuring Gary, Mike and Ben from the Mirror Trap, the band capture the energy of their previous group yet choose to deliver using wild synths rather than  heavy guitars. There’s definitely a link back to the songwriting of the Mirror Trap yet Echo Machine manage to…

Song of the Week #13 – Steve Mason

Seems like this Steve Mason song actually came out at the tail end of last year but I’ve only just heard it and since it’s on the recently released album “About The Light” it qualifies for Song of the Week. It’s a great pop song which lure me into listening to yet another relatively well…

Banging On – STOOR live

STOOR / Simon Reid / A Hooker Without Jesus – Beat Generator Live, Dundee – Saturday 30th March 2019 I’m going to keep banging on about STOOR frankly until someone makes me stop. New album ‘Fleam’ (out now on Stereogram!) is destined to be one of the albums of the year so last weekend’s launch…

MPT Quarterly Report (Q1, 2019)

As is fast becoming a tradition, here’s another quarterly Spotify playlist to reflect new music from the last 3 months. As ever it’s a mix of singles and album tracks with quite a few new names around here (including Better Oblivion Community Centre and Gong Gong Gong III the latter who supported Bodega in February)…

Song of the Week #12 (2019) – Chris Forsyth

This one is out of the blue. The song that stood out for me on the latest Uncut CD was ‘Dream Song’ by Chris Forsyth, taken from his forthcoming LP (12 April) ‘All Time Present’. ‘Dream Song’ very much puts me in mind of Steve Wynn stretching out one of his heavier numbers.  I think…