2015 Live

Live Band of the Year – Mercury Rev Unusual to make this award on the basis of just 1 gig but haven’t quite knowing what to expect from Mercury Rev in 2015 I was delighted to find that everything I loved about them as a live band was still present and correct including the psychedelic…

The Start of the Summer – Ash live

Ash / Hyena / The Bucky Rage – Liquid Room, Edinburgh – Tuesday 9th June 2015 It seemed entirely appropriate that Ash should arrive in Edinburgh on the first day of the hottest spell of the year given that new LP ‘Kablammo’ sees the band return to their strength of delivering unadulterated upbeat guitar pop….

Videos to Buffer – Ash vs The Mirror Trap

Two more new songs via the medium of video. First off (above) is ‘Little Ease’ by the Mirror Trap with its accompanying video by David P Scott. Taken from the ‘Silent Men’ E.P, released on Monday. It’s the band’s first new material since their breakthrough tour with Placebo in Russia. TMT are about to embark…

Tim vs The Tooth Fairy – Ash live

Ash / Violet Bones – The Picturedrome, Holmfirth – Sunday 28th July Yeah, Holmfirth’s a bit off the beaten track for MPT. (Quite how far only became apparent on the ascent and descent of Holme Moss on the way to the show!) But essentially the draw for this was the fact that this was an…

These Memories – Ash live in Glasgow

Ash / Futures – O2 ABC, Glasgow – 22nd October For the third time this month a Saturday night means a trip to Glasgow although it’s to the O2 ABC rather than Stereo as a destination and with MPK1 in the passenger seat. And once again it was worth the trip. Ash, a long time…

2010 LPs – Part 2

OK, let’s all but finish with 2010. Unless I do a live thing. Which I might. Here’s the Top 10 MPT albums of the year with helpful links to purchase! 10. Fuzzy Lights – Twin Feathers (Little Red Rabbit) [Buy it] Not Reviewed More restrained on record than in person, ‘Twin Feathers’ nevertheless brilliantly illustrates…