Song of the Week #23 (2019) – Vulture Party

This week’s song comes directly from Falkirk. Vulture Party describe themselves “disqueting alt-pop for the socially conscious’ and that’s a fair description of their impressive brooding debut single ‘New Humans’. The song  marries ominous synths and electronic beats with haunting vocals and organic instrumental melodies led by the piano. The four piece band are Louise…

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…

Burying Bad News – Adam Stafford retires

Talk about burying bad news on a busy news day. As half the country was fixating on Brexit and how many resignations might happen as a consequence, around 5 pm this evening Falkirk based musician/film maker Adam Stafford was announcing a different type of resignation on Twitter: Thanks folks, that’s it. I’m finished with releasing…

MPT Quarterly Report – 2018 #2

Here’s a Spotify playlist of songs from 2018 albums that I’ve bought since March. Interestingly I can only attribute two of the purchases (Neko Case and Rolling Blackouts CF) to auditioning the album on Spotify. That’s the same number as the number of records purchased as a consequence of seeing an act live (the Monochrome…

Extreme Medieval Horror – Adam Stafford live

Adam Stafford / Hailey Beavis – The Anatomy Theatre, Summerhall, Edinburgh – Thursday 3rd May 2018 It seems a long time ago now but Adam Stafford launched his new double LP ‘Fire Behind the Curtain’ at Summerhall little more than a week ago. Originally scheduled for the main Dissection Room, the room was moved to…