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…

Saturday Morning Shorts

Here’s a few tunes I’ve been listening to recently from older records (although a couple were only out last year): ‘Lovesongs for Underdogs’ is the best Belly album, Belly never made. Definitely stronger than ‘King’, it’s record that probably tends to be overlooked these days. With ‘Silver/Lead’ due at the end of the month, thee’s…

An Impolite Number of Songs – Belly live

Belly – The Garage, Glasgow – Friday 15th July 2016 When an audience is having their best time in, what, 20 years (?), you know you’re onto a good thing if the band on stage is actually having EVEN more fun. And that’s how it feels at the sold-out Glasgow Garage on Friday night at…

Reconnected? Super! – Belly reunion

MPT is always a bit behind with the news but last week’s announcement that Tanya Donelly’s 90s post Throwing Muses band Belly have reformed seems worth drawing to your attention. The announcement came somewhat out of the blue but is all the more welcome for that. After a number of quiet years former Muse Tanya…

Wild and High on the Summer Night – Tanya Donelly video

When looking for something old the other day I was heading for Teenage Fanclub but ended up stopping off first at Tanya Donelly and the album that this song was taken from: I’d never seen that promo before but what more can you want from a video than a great song, some dancing and a…

Kisses All Around – Throwing Muses and Tanya Donelly live

Referendum duties meant that the Throwing Muses Glasgow show last Wednesday just wasn’t feasible. But missing a Muses tour is just not an option these so if it needed to be a trip down south to see them then a trip down south it had to be. Having (regrettably) rejected the London shows on cost…