Song of the Week #14 (2020) – De Rosa

Well, 2020 may have so far managed to outshit the dreadful recent years exponentially, but at least there’s a new De Rosa single. ‘Mystery Walks’ has been a staple of the live set for the last couple of years and is the latest in a long line of gorgeous De Rosa melodies (think ‘New Lanark’,…

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…

Post Gig Reflections

Spare Snare / De Rosa/ Broken Chanter – Beat Generator Live, Dundee – Saturday 5th January 2019 Last weekend’s Spare Snare, De Rosa and Broken Chanter show should have been that rarest of occasions – a stress free show. Unfortunately, family circumstances made the show much more of a trial than it would otherwise have…

2018 – Singles / EPs

This feels, more than ever, like a random selection of singles and EPs from the year past, but essentially represents the best of the shorter form records that I paid money for. E.P. of the year Karen – Filwood Broadway E.P. Once of these chance happenings – Karen supported the Blue Aeroplanes at the Fleece…

Ten Years of MPT #1 – 2007/8

To mark the blog’s 10th anniversary I thought I’d have a quick run through of my favourite albums from the blog’s history. Since one of  my first posts on the blog was my top albums of 2006, this post will features the lists of 2006, 2007 and 2008. It’s interesting to look back to the…

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…