Song of the Week #25 – Wire

News today of a new single from Wire ahead of a new album early next year. ‘Cactused’ is taken from ‘Hive Mind’ which the band will release on 24th January 2020 through their own Pink Flag label.  You can pre-order the album on vinyl or CD here. The band have also announced a short run…

Song of the Week #24 (2019) – The Cherry Wave

This week’s song of the week arrives directly from Glasgow. The Cherry Wave are a band I’ve been vaguely aware of since, probably not long after they formed in 2012, but as is often the way with these things,  I’ve only just heard them properly for the first time. Describing themselves as a shoegaze band,…

Country Music Makes Me Sad – St Christopher Medal album review

St Christopher Medal – Hoof! (Stereogram Recordings) My Stereogram journey has now reached the point that I can no longer expect to be surprised by a new release – certainly not when it comes to a second release. And as ‘Hoof!’ is the second full length from St Christopher Medal, then there’s something directly to…

Song of the Week #23 (2019) – Vulture Party

This week’s song comes directly from Falkirk. Vulture Party describe themselves “disqueting alt-pop for the socially conscious’ and that’s a fair description of their impressive brooding debut single ‘New Humans’. The song  marries ominous synths and electronic beats with haunting vocals and organic instrumental melodies led by the piano. The four piece band are Louise…

MPT Quarterly Report #3 (2019) – Playlist

Here’s the third quarter playlist featuring new music and reissues from 2019. Some of these are catch-ups – not all were released in July – September. Full tracklisting: bis – Sound of a Heartbreak (from ‘Slight Disconnects’) Bodega – Shiny New Model (single) The Filthy Tongues – Mummy Can’t Drive (single) Meursault – Beaten (from…