Singing for Strangers – Scott Hutchison (1981-2018)

The tragic death of Scott Hutchison is a devastating shock which will be felt in every corner of the Scottish music industry. I never met Scott but know plenty of people who did know him and tonight I’m thinking of them and his family on this awful day. The internet is now full of emotional…

They’re All Here – Idlewild live

Idlewild / Scott Hutchison and Michael Pedersen – O2 ABC, Glasgow – Wednesday 20th December 2017 Ostensibly this short run of shows was to mark the 15th anniversary of Idlewild’s bestselling album ‘The Remote Part’. But the final show in Glasgow on Wednesday proved to be something much more than just a reprise of an…

Ten Years of MPT #1 – 2007/8

To mark the blog’s 10th anniversary I thought I’d have a quick run through of my favourite albums from the blog’s history. Since one of  my first posts on the blog was my top albums of 2006, this post will features the lists of 2006, 2007 and 2008. It’s interesting to look back to the…

Ask Yer Maw! – Frightened Rabbit live

Frightened Rabbit / PAWS / Be Charlotte – Barrowlands, Glasgow – Sunday 18th December 2016 This was a gig that I wasn’t supposed to be going to. Having gifted MPK2 three tickets for his birthday the original plan was to drop him and a couple of his mates at the show and go for a…

Scottish BAMS Go For The National

For the second year running, the ridiculously energetic Peenko has organised a poll of Scottish Blogs and Music Sites to determine the Caledonian blogosphere’s albums of the year. Here in full is the Top 30: 1. The National – High Violet 2. Admiral Fallow – Boots Met My Face 3. Meursault – All Creatures Will…