What’s In The Singles Box? (October 2016)

Rather improbably there’s a few singles either just out or about to be released that are worthy of your attention. So let’s start with the two that are out there already. First up are Those Unfortunates, not quite the latest signings to Edinburgh’s Stereogram label, and their second single for the label ‘The Servant’. ‘The…

I’m Sinking This Vessel – Mayor Stubbs E.P.

Gargleblast Records released their first record of 2015 last week in the shape of the Mayor Stubbs E.P. It’s a record of off kilter acoustic tunes which contrasts quirky vocals with some impressive and unusual guitar playing which in part reminds me of a hyperactive R.M. Hubbert. And that’s without mentioning  what otherwise might be…

2012 According to … Behold, The Old Bear

You may recall that last year, I asked some of the musicians featured on the blog in 2011 to look back on … 2011. And it was so popular, I thought I’d do it again this year. So, to kick off 2012’s series of musings, I turned to Raindeer Macfarlane, Behold, The Old Bear head…

Bridges Span

Martin John Henry’s ‘The Other Half of Everything’ was MPT’s favourite  LP of 2011 and Gargleblast Records will be releasing the second single from the album on 12th March. In an era when singles seem to be increasingly little more than the download of one track, it’s pleasing to see that the AA side ‘Span/Only…

A Very Gargleblast Christmas

Whilst other blogs go Christmas crazy during December, MPT has always rather maintained a “Bah! Humbug” attitude to the festive season. (That’s the blog, I do give my kids an orange for Christmas, I don’t have a heart entirely made of stone). In part that’s down to the crass commercialisation of Christmas (epitomised this year…