Saturday Morning Shorts #6 – Sonic Youth, The Big Sleep, Mercury Rev

After a planned hiatus (honest!), SMS returns today – hopefully not just for 1 week! It’s funny how rarely I actually listen to classic albums – but I did that last weekend and this is the first track on one of my absolute all-time favourite albums: Staying in New York, I’ve been listening to all the…

Oh My Valentine – The Big Sleep videos

Well, here’s a flimsy excuse for a post … We’ve been watching the French political drama ‘Les Hommes de l’ombre’ (‘Spin’ in the UK) recently and one of the characters in the first series is called Valentine. And it IS actually Valentine’s Day today (not that myself nor Mrs MPT have ever really bothered about…

Videos to Buffer – The Big Sleep

It seems an appropriate day to post ‘Valentine’ by NYC’s The Big Sleep. ‘Valentine’ is taken from their third LP ‘Nature Experiments’, which was MPT’s favourite album of 2012. I’m posting this in the hope that news of the band’s fourth album might not be too far away even if it’s not appeared quite as…

2012 Live

The Bad Books – MPT Live Band of the Year It’s been another great year for live shows. So doing it differently from last year, here’s the top 10 performances (rather than shows) I’ve witnessed in chronological order: 25/2/12                Human Don’t Be Angry, The Arches, Glasgow (review) 15/5/12                The Big Sleep, Nice’n’Sleazy’s, Glasgow (review) 1/6/12                  …

2012 – Singles / E.P.s

1. Paid to see a Trainwreck – The Paranoid Style Probably more of a sampler for the (hopefully) forthcoming LP rather  than an EP in its own right, but the contents of ‘Paid To See A Trainwreck’, modern Americana combined with irresistible melodies, mean that the album is probably THE most anticipated release of 2013…

2012 According to … The Big Sleep

MPT continues its look back at 2012, this time with the help of Danny Barria guitarist/vocalist from the Big Sleep, the first North American musician to take part in this series. Rest assured, this won’t be the last mention of the Big Sleep on here this year … Your Music Your own musical highlight of…