Greatest That Petrol Emotion Song?

Some of you may recall me running a Twitter event last year to find the Greatest Bunnymen song. Well, from Friday 2nd October, I’m doing something similar with That Petrol Emotion. The event will follow a similar (but tweaked) structure to the Bunnymen version last year. As far as possible it will be dealt with…

That Petrol Emotion Listening Party – 19 July 2020

One week today there’s going to be a listening party for That Petrol Emotion’s classic debut album ‘Manic Pop Thrill’. The plan is, at precisely 2000 BST next Sunday (19th July), to drop the needle onto the most recent version of the record, the double 10″ vinyl edition from 2016 with various members of the…

Archive: Century 21 Boys – TV21 interview (June 2001 – Part 2)

Rather later than originally planned here’s the second part of my TV21 interview from 2001: MMMM’s interview with TV21 mainstays Norman Rodger and Ally Palmer continues with the guys’ recollections of where it all went wrong, the final single and their gigs with the Strolling Bones. Did you ever think you were on the edge…

Life Under Lockdown #20 – K’Ko and TDK (Mood Taeg)

Mood Taeg are a band that are pretty new to me. To be fair, they are probably pretty new to most people, having just released their debut album, Exophora, on Happy Robots Records in May this year. I knew one member, TDK, from many years back, and when he asked me if I wanted to…

Life Under Lockdown #16 – Simon Cuthbert-Kerr (Wozniak)

Wozniak have been a consistently productive and excellent act since I was fortunate to catch their debut show at Sneaky Pete’s opening for Edinburgh School for the Deaf what feels like aeons ago (it was actually only 7 years ago). Two albums and a number of EPs later and the Edinburgh four piece continue to…

Life Under Lockdown #11 – Elizabeth Nelson (The Paranoid Style)

After a series of excellent E.P.s and a cracking debut album ‘Rolling Disclosure’, the Paranoid Style delivered that difficult second album ‘A Goddamn Impossible Way of Life’ last year. Well, I say difficult but Elizabeth Nelson and co make this rock’n’roll lark seem effortless and AGIWOL was another exhilarating blast of garage rock – the…