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…

What’s In The Singles Box? – November

One of two bands to sleep on my floor, the mighty Bruising, release their second single on Friday (2nd December) on Beech Coma. ‘I Don’t Mind’ (not a Buzzcocks cover) is further proof of the band’s knack for writing memorable pop tunes and is available on 7″ and download. And it goes like this: As…

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…

MPT’s Singles of 2015

Most years I tend to find it quite easy to pick my favourite single of the year but, for some reason, it’s been quite hard to do so this year. In fact, it’s so close I’m almost tempted to not bother ranking the first few but for posterity’s sake, have done so, at least as…

MPT October Playlist

Here’s a few tracks from recent-ish releases that have received a lot of airtime in the MPT household over the last few weeks: Low – The Innocents (from ‘Ones and Sixes’ LP – Sub Pop) Thula Borah – Bone Ships (from ‘Hope For Disappointment’ E.P. – Kill Jester) Bruising – Emo Friends (single – Beech…

Another Quiet Night Out In Dundee

OK, looking back at last night, let’s concentrate on the positives. First the bands – as well as being brilliant acts both Tuff Love and Bruising were an absolute joy to deal with. Tuff Love seem to get better every time I see them and last night was no exception. Mixing up recorded tracks from…