2018 Live

The Blue Aeroplanes – MPT’s live band of the year – again In 2018, I took in 45 different shows and witnessed 104 separate performances. The best dozen shows of the year (in reverse chronological order, one performance per act) were: 14th December Mercury Rev Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7th December Blue Aeroplanes Bristol The…

Coming Home – Spare Snare interview – Part 2

The first Cool Cat Club show of 2019 takes place at Beat Generator Live in Dundee on Saturday 5th January and brings together Dundee lo-fi heroes Spare Snare, De Rosa and Broken Chanter. Ahead of the show Andy Wood spoke to four of the Snare to find out some of their biggest influences. Please name…

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…

Shell Shocked – Spare Snare interview (part 1)

The first Cool Cat Club show of 2019 takes place at Beat Generator Live in Dundee on Saturday 5th January and brings together Dundee lo-fi heroes Spare Snare and two of my favourite Scottish acts, De Rosa and Broken Chanter. Having witnessed the same bill at the Great Eastern in Glasgow in October I can…

Song of the Day – Whitehorse

I don’t think I’ve listened to any band more than Whitehorse since seeing them in Toronto in the summer. Having acquired the whole back catalogue since, it’s a little ironic that I haven’t (yet) bought their latest release ‘A Whitehorse Winter Classic’. But taken from that is a song for today … ‘A Whitehorse Winter…