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…

MPT Quarterly Review – Q1/2018

I’ve done another of these Spotify playlists – this time to reflect the best of my purchases in the first quarter of the year: It’s the first quarter that’s properly been affected by a Spotify subscription – a fair number of the albums have been auditioned first via streaming and that’s led to fewer purchases…

Song of the Week #12 (2018) – Birdhead

Birdhead have finally released a new single – almost 18 months after ‘Custom Muscle’. ‘Sunsleeper’ was  a highlight of their breath-taking performance in Dundee at the tail end of last year supporting the Filthy Tongues  – the best show the best show this humble scribe as seen the band play probably going as far back…

2017 – Live

Let’s cut to the chase – Live Band of the Year. I actually saw them play my first two gigs of 2017 but despite seeing stellar performances from the likes of the Dream Syndicate and P.J. Harvey in 2017, it has to be the Blue Aeroplanes for their brilliant shows in Edinburgh and Glasgow in…

Post Gig Reflections – The Filthy Tongues, Birdhead and Bobby Awe

The Filthy Tongues The Filthy Tongues / Birdhead / Bobby Awe – Beat Generator Live!, Dundee – Friday 10th November 2017 Another gig in Dundee. Same old story. After Wire’s misadventures at the venue the previous Sunday, the Filthy Tongues sounded phenomenal on the Friday. They were absolutely on it from the start and nailed…

Filthy Tongues and Birdhead show on Friday

Friday night (10th November) sees the much anticipated return of the Filthy Tongues to Dundee at Beat Generator Live. The band’s Dundee debut last year came in the wake of the release of ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ and the band have gone from strength to strength since then with gigs the length of the U.K. and the…