Grant Hart (1961-2017)

Given that the blog has been going for over 10 years it’s something of a surprise that, in that time, I’ve not had to document the loss of one of my musical heroes. Until today. A quick nip online with my morning cuppa brought the sad news that Grant Hart, best known for his time…

Review of 2013 – LPs 11-20

The countdown of MPT’s favourite albums of the year continues with LPs 11-20 – all of which would have made the Top 10 in previous years. 20           eagleowl – this silent year One of the most anticipated Scottish debut LPs of recent years finally appeared and eagleowl eschewed the easier option of including “the hits”…

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…

Happy New Year! Some live videos …

Happy New Year to everyone out there. As a wee follow-up to yesterday’s post about my live experiences in 2011 here are some songs from some of the gigs featured in the list (and one that didn’t quite make it): Throwing Muses  – Oran Mor, Glasgow – 7th November Wire – Liquid Room, Edinburgh –…

The MPT Singles/EPs of 2011

It’s been a good year for the short form releases this year. There have been some years when I seem to have hardly bought any singles or E.P.s but not 2011. Here’s the best baker’s dozen of releases (and I’ve not included the likes of Panda Su nor the Young Spooks …) E.P. of the…

So Far From Heaven – Grant Hart single

On his UK/European tour, Grant Hart has been selling a trailer for his forthcoming LP ‘The Argument’ in the shape of a 7″ single (with no middle). On the evidence of the two songs on the single (and indeed the other two songs played live) then ‘The Argument’ is going to be something to look…