Ill Informer – A Week of (Missed?) Gigs

This could be a really ridiculous week but unfortunately I’m not feeling 100% at the moment so I may be doing well to get to one of the four shows I’d considered this week. Neon Waltz are playing Beat Generator Live! In Dundee even as I type so this is really not much of a…

2014 LPs – The Top Ten (plus Reissues/MPK2)

Somewhat belatedly, entirely due to circumstances outwith my control, here’s MPT’s favourite 10 albums of 2014 … The Phantom Band – Strange Friend ‘Strange Friend’ was a classic example of not knowing what you’re wanting until you get it. After a couple of plays I did think it was going to be a disappointment. After…

One More Time – James King and the Lonewolves live

James King and the Lonewolves / Lola In Slacks / Roy Moller – The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh – Sunday 23rd November 2015 Mad November weekend concluded with the Edinburgh album launch at the Voodoo Rooms for the new James King and the Lonewolves album ‘Lost Songs of the Confederacy’. Despite the hectic MPT schedule, the…

I’m Gonna See You On The Other Side – James King and The Lonewolves LP

Lost albums are tricky bastards, aren’t they? Principally because, more often than not, these records, if they ever emerge, don’t live up to their legends. James King and the Lonewolves can rightly be regarded as legends and are probably responsible for one of the great lost albums of the Scottish music scene. In the mid…

Review of 2013 – Live

I don’t think this year there was one live band that stood out for me in the way that Book Group did last year but the best live bands can certainly be fund in amongst the list of the best performances I saw below in 2013, in reverse chronological order: De Rosa – Portobello Town…

Review of 2013- Singles and E.P.s

Behold The Old Bear – Single of the Year For this year’s review of the “short form” I’ve decided to go for two lists – the first concentrating on singles (very much one song or, in the case of a double A, two) and the second on a group of songs which doesn’t make up…