Mainstream Values – Idlewild live

Idlewild / Eugene Kelly and Michael Pedersen – Barrowlands, Glasgow – Saturday, 4th May 2019 A new record was the precursor to Idlewild’s first Barrowlands show for a number of years. And if the show perhaps wasn’t quite sold out, it was certainly busy enough to justify the upgrade on recent tours. Eugene Kelly and…

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)…

Am I Going Mad? – Roddy Woomble live

Roddy Woomble / Archie Fisher / Ora Cogan – ‘Tae Sup Wi A Fifer’, Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy – Saturday 17th November 2018 This was our second ‘Tae Sup’ in the space of a couple of weeks and it provided a diverse evening of musical entertainment culminating in a Roddy Woomble solo set. After the…

Archive – Pixies at Meadowbank, August 2005

Pixies / Idlewild / Teenage Fanclub / My Latest Novel – Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh – Sunday 28th August 2005 If the current Pixies live DVD is called ‘Pixies Sell-out’ then surely any future DVD of this tour has to be called ‘Pixies Take The Piss.’ This was a massive disappointment. To be honest, last year…

Where’s The Stage Going To Be? – Idlewild live

Idlewild / PAWS / Man of Moon – Summerhall Courtyard, Edinburgh – Thursday 21st June 2018 “Jesus is just a Spanish boy’s name”. No warning, no prelude. Idlewild launched straight into Frightened Rabbit’s ‘Heads Roll Off’. I didn’t know whether to applaud or greet so I settled for a bit of both. Given that Scott…

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…