Song of the Week #24 (2019) – The Cherry Wave

This week’s song of the week arrives directly from Glasgow. The Cherry Wave are a band I’ve been vaguely aware of since, probably not long after they formed in 2012, but as is often the way with these things,  I’ve only just heard them properly for the first time. Describing themselves as a shoegaze band,…

MPT Quarterly Report #3 (2019) – Playlist

Here’s the third quarter playlist featuring new music and reissues from 2019. Some of these are catch-ups – not all were released in July – September. Full tracklisting: bis – Sound of a Heartbreak (from ‘Slight Disconnects’) Bodega – Shiny New Model (single) The Filthy Tongues – Mummy Can’t Drive (single) Meursault – Beaten (from…

Song of the Week #17 (2019) – Bodega

Oh, hello. I *am* still here. After a sensational show in Edinburgh on Monday (review to follow), there’s a new Bodega single out today (previewed at that very show). Here’s the video: The album precedes a new mini-LP ‘Shiny New Model’, which includes a 10 minute plus version of ‘Truth Is Not Punishment’ and is…

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…

Song of the Week #4 (2019) – Martha Ffion

‘Sunday Best’ by Martha Ffion was one of the surprises of 2018, a terrific album which is right up there with Malcolm Middleton’s ‘Bananas’ in terms of song-writing and melody. I ranked it as my fourth favourite album of last year. Obviously not one to rest on her laurels, Martha has already released an excellent…