Song of the Week #21 (2019) – Human Don’t Be Angry

I’ve been listening to a lot of instrumental music recently, especially Chris Forsyth, but also the likes of Mogwai and Wozniak. And pertinently for today, also Human Don’t Be Angry, Malcolm Middleton’s guitar led alter ego. Malcolm has just released a free EP ‘(A Prelude)‘ which is a trailer for the new HDBA album ‘Guitar…

Someone Call Social Services – Malcolm Middleton in-store

Malcolm Middleton – Assai Records, Broughty Ferry – Saturday 16th February 2019 It’s always a pleasure to see musicians perform up close and this Malcolm Middleton in-store at Assai in Broughty Ferry in support of the excellent ‘Bananas’ LP was no exception. Having only discovered the show on returning from Bodega in Glasgow in the…

2018 – MPT Annual Report

Commencing my review of 2018, here’s a playlist featuring some of my favourite songs of the year. I always find these long playlists a little daunting so, to try and make it a little more accessible, I’d suggest that the 33 tracks can be broken down into 6 sides of vinyl as follows: Side 1…

MPT Quarterly Report (Q4/2018)

Slightly ahead of schedule here’s the final quarter’s report for 2018. It’s been a strange quarter for humanity, scientific achievement in the landing of the Insight Mars Lander and some out and out stupidity in other walks of life. Back to the music. As ever with the end of the year, it’s a mix of…

You Stole My Last Black Marker Pen – Malcolm Middleton live

Malcolm Middleton – The Caves, Edinburgh, Tuesday 27th November 2018 (with Broken Chanter – solo), and St Luke’s, Glasgow, Wednesday 28th November (with Withered Hand – solo)  Having regretted taking in only one of Malcolm Middleton’s full band shows on the ‘Summer of 13’ tour, I was always going to take in both Central Belt…

I Can’t Pretend to Know What’s Going On – Malcolm Middleton LP review

Malcolm Middleton – Bananas (Triassic Tusk) Malcolm Middleton returns with a tremendous new LP ‘Bananas’ on Friday 5 October. The album is getting a vinyl release on the Fife based Triassic Tusk label which has previously released records by the likes of Lomond Campbell and Withered Hand. Sonically, ‘Bananas’ sees Malcolm returning to a more…