Scared to Doune – A Day at Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival

DOUNE THE RABBIT HOLE – Cardross Estate, Port of Menteith – Saturday 20 July 2019 I’d not been to a proper outdoor festival since 2005 despite the odd Doune the Rabbit day looking enticing. Yet this day outing to DouneTRH was just a warm-up for attending Indietracks the following weekend. How would the old body…

More Songs About Computers and Cheese – Gwenno live

Gwenno / A Ritual Sea – The Sound House, Dublin – Saturday 11th May 2019 This was the show we weren’t supposed to see. Originally we were booked to see dEUS on the Saturday but the cancellation (and switch) of that show created a gap in our evening entertainment schedule. Musically it came down to…

2018 – MPT Annual Report

Commencing my review of 2018, here’s a playlist featuring some of my favourite songs of the year. I always find these long playlists a little daunting so, to try and make it a little more accessible, I’d suggest that the 33 tracks can be broken down into 6 sides of vinyl as follows: Side 1…

A Place Like This – Hidden Door Opening Night

Nadine Shah / Dream Wife / Stina Tweeddale (Honeyblood solo) / Gwenno – Hidden Door, Leith Theatre, Leith – Friday 25th May 2018 Following hot on the heels of MPT’s first Stag and Dagger came my first Hidden Door and the opening night of the festival at the impressive Leith Theatre. In a lot of…

MPT Quarterly Review – Q1/2018

I’ve done another of these Spotify playlists – this time to reflect the best of my purchases in the first quarter of the year: It’s the first quarter that’s properly been affected by a Spotify subscription – a fair number of the albums have been auditioned first via streaming and that’s led to fewer purchases…