Song of the Week #11 (2020) – Let’s Active (redux)

It’s probably fair to say that Let’s Active first came to attention as a result of core member Mitch Easter‘s production work with R.E.M.. Yet their take on garage pop deserved a wider audience than it eventually achieved. The original band was a trio featuring Easter (Guitar/vocals), Faye Hunter (bass/vocals) and Sara Romweber (drums). Although released…

Song of the Week #10 (2020) – The Beths

The last time the Beths were spotted in Europe they were concluding a summer of dates with a view to returning to New Zealand to record album #2. The first fruits of those recordings came out last week with the release of  single ‘Dying To Believe’ preceding second album ‘Jump Rope Gazers’ out on 10…

Song of the Week #9 (2020) – Jill Lorean

This week’s song of the week comes from an artist who’s featured a lot in live reviews  on the blog in the last 18 months or so. Jill Lorean, of course, is the performing name of Jill O’Sullivan late of Sparrow & The Workshop and B|DY_PRTS. Since starting to perform live in her own right,…

Song of the Week #8 (2020) – Lloyd James Fay

Almost a year after the demise of Thula Borah, frontman Lloyd James Fay has released a solo single ‘Idiocracy’. It’s a song that recalls the sweeping grandeur of TB singles such as ‘Skye Falling’ or ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’ whilst setting out Lloyd’s frustration with the 21st century failing to improve our lot. This week…

Song of the Week #7 (2020) – Vulture Party

Falkirk’s Vulture Party make it two for two with the video for their second single ‘Sun Dance’ bagging them their second Song of the Week on MPT. “Sun Dance” is a different beast to debut ‘New Humans’ leaving out the ominous synths in favour of a more organic sound  yet still sharing a similar serene,…

Song of the Week #6 (2020) – Henry and Fleetwood

A new EP is imminent from Henry & Fleetwood as part of Olive Grove Records’ Archipelago series. The record is due out on 20 March and contains EPs 5 and 6 in the series on the one disc. Circle Meets Dot provide vol. 5 whilst the Henry & Fleetwood songs make up vol. 6 on…