Book Group – An Appreciation

Last week brought the unwelcome and unexpected news that long standing MPT favourites Book Group have called it a day. They originally come together as The Bad Books in 2011 featuring Graeme Anderson (vocals/guitars), Michael Morison (guitar), Scott Finnegan (bass) and Andrew Brodie (drums). Initially a short-term venture (they knew the name was taken) they…

Recovery Mode #3 – November / December gigs

Despite illness I still managed to see the following acts in November and December: The Cathode Ray / STOOR / Roy Moller / Shock and Awe / Wozniak / Book Group / Seas, Starry / Withered Hand (3 times!) / De Rosa (twice) / Jill Lorean / Goodbye Mr Mackenzie (twice)  / The Filthy Tongues…

We Didn’t Get The Email – Book Group live

Book Group / Kid Canaveral / eagleowl / Jamie Sutherland – Thomas Morton Hall, Leith, Edinburgh – Friday 20th April 2018 First trip to the Leith Theatre complex for us on Friday even if it was only into the smaller Thomas Morton Hall rather than the main theatre itself. That will have to wait until…

Lock The Door! – Book Group live

Book Group / Annie Booth – Safari Lounge, Edinburgh – Thursday 29th March, 2018 Book Group – it’s been quite a while. 2017 actually managed to pass without me seeing BG live once due to a scarcity of dates and a couple of unfortunate clashes. As a result, there was really no soft landing for…

2016 – L.P.s (1-10)

  Here’s the final 2016 countdown – my ten favourite albums of the year. 10. The Paranoid Style – Rolling Disclosure  After three superb E.P.s the Paranoid Style finally got round to releasing their debut long player. Well, when I say long player, it was a pretty short blast of an album – 10 tracks…

2016 – Top 20 Singles

For some reason I seem to have got a lot more singles, in one form or another, than normal this year. I’ll concede that the definition of ‘single’ is more flexible than in the days of 7″s and albums but think the following list makes a pretty diverse (and great) playlist for 2016. Often I’m…