Sorry Again, Mate – Field Music LP review

“Just like everybody else” sings one of the Brewis brothers on Field Music‘s fourth LP ‘Plumb’. Rather disingenuously because, indubitably, Field Music are NOT anything like anyone else. And it’s almost because of that that I almost gave up on ‘Plumb’ halfway through the first listen. Picking up where predecessor LP ‘Measure’ left off, the…

On The Horizon

As stated last week, it’s been a slow year so far for gigs and I’ve yet to break my duck. But it’s got to happen soon as the next few weeks are filled with promise. Potentially first up is the Martin John Henry solo show at the Peacock Visual Arts Centre in Aberdeen. That’s quickly…

Forthcoming in 2012?

Field Music – definite release date Thought it might be worth turning my attention forwards to 2012 having spent much of the last month or so looking back. Let’s start with records I know that are definitely coming out this year. Chemikal Underground will be releasing the next LP from Malcolm Middleton – the self…

2010 LPs (Part 1)

I’d really rather be doing 2010’s live gigs tonight but since I’ve still got two potentially great nights to go this year, that will have to wait. So instead I’ve had to whittle my 40 LPs purchased down to a Top 20. Overall there have been lots of good LPs in 2010 but perhaps fewer…

MPT Festive Podcast 2010 #1

Over the next few days I’m going to be looking back on my best of 2010 (as well as hopefully fitting in a couple of gig reviews). In the meantime here is the first MPT Podcast to appear on Mixcloud featuring some of the artists to feature in the coming days: Manic Pop Thrills Festive…

Sunderland Picking

Field Music / Lucas Renney – Nice’nSleazy’s, Glasgow – Wednesday 24th February Lucas Renney A late night and some slightly dodgy driving conditions were the prices to be paid to catch the first appearance in Scotland of long time MPT favourite Lucas Renney as a solo artist. Many will know Lucas from his role as…