Take to the Skies – Hairband and Pip Blom E.P.s

Hairband – Hairband E.P. (Monorail Music) Pip Blom – Paycheck E.P. (Nice Swan Records) I’ve written a fair bit about my albums of 2018 (writes Andy Wood). To be honest I haven’t really paid much attention to singles and E.P.’s of late but these two vinyl releases in late 2018 got me really excited about…

2017 – Singles and E.P.s

Here’s a rundown of the best of this year’s short form releases. Top 10 Singles 1.       The Breeders – Wait in the Car 2.       St Christopher Medal – Wayne Moon Pilot 3.       The Surfing Magazine – New Day 4.       Bdy_Prts – Rooftops 5.       Oddnesse – Swim to the Shore 6.       Slowdive – Star Roving 7.      …

2016 – E.P.s

Meursault photo by Andy Catlin If 2016 brought me an uncharacteristic number of singles then the opposite was true of E.P.s. With previous E.P. stalwarts such as Book Group and the Paranoid Style concentrating instead on albums, it was something of a fallow year for E.P.s. But I’ve still put together a short list of…

No-One Has Made It Yet To The Next Level – Andrew C Ferguson E.P. review

There’s that moment of dread when someone you know gives you their music – particularly if you know it’s someone whose musical taste doesn’t necessarily significantly overlap with your own. And when it’s someone you work (almost literally) beside then you can surely understand the trepidation – at least if you’ve realised how much of…

MPT’s E.P.s of 2015

It’s been a good year for E.P.s (/mini albums) even if one of the ones I’ve listened to the most this year doesn’t (quite) qualify! But more of that later. The list … 1. The Paranoid Style – Rock’n’Roll Just Can’t Recall (Battle Worldwide) Without question the most played record of  the year in the…

A Fistful of Confetti – Wells and Moffat E.P.

The pressure was undoubtedly on Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat to follow-up the SAY Award winning ‘Everything Getting Older’. But with this year’s sophomore LP ‘The Most Important Place in The World’ they nailed that difficult second album in style. And following fairly quickly on the heels of ‘Most Important Place’ is a new five…