MPT Quarterly Report 2019 (#2)

Here’s some new music for you from recent releases in the second quarter of 2019: Full tracklisting Broken Chanter – Wholesale (single) Echo Machine – Chameleon (single) Pip Blom – Don’t Make It Difficult (from ‘Boat’) Kristin Hersh – Mississippi Kite (from ‘Crooked’ remixed) Chris Forsyth – Mystic Mountain (from ‘All Time Present’) The Dream…

Mainstream Values – Idlewild live

Idlewild / Eugene Kelly and Michael Pedersen – Barrowlands, Glasgow – Saturday, 4th May 2019 A new record was the precursor to Idlewild’s first Barrowlands show for a number of years. And if the show perhaps wasn’t quite sold out, it was certainly busy enough to justify the upgrade on recent tours. Eugene Kelly and…

2017 – Live

Let’s cut to the chase – Live Band of the Year. I actually saw them play my first two gigs of 2017 but despite seeing stellar performances from the likes of the Dream Syndicate and P.J. Harvey in 2017, it has to be the Blue Aeroplanes for their brilliant shows in Edinburgh and Glasgow in…

2016 – Live

Hell – that was some year for gigs. And there were a good few that I managed to miss for one reason or another. Live band of the year? A tough one but it’s difficult to look past the Triffids and Friends even, if like last year, it’s on the basis of just the one…

Nothing Stays The Same – Idlewild live

Idlewild / Sorren McLean – O2 ABC, Glasgow – Saturday 7th March 2015 “Everything’s always changing/nothing stays the same”. The first lines of last night’s encore (from ‘Too Long Awake’) seem to get to the very heart of what it means to be Idlewild. Some form of progress seems to be essential to this band…

This Ain’t About You

Seems to be turning into something of a punk week. So let’s keep that going but come closer to home. I first saw Idlewild at T in the Park and, difficult as it is to remember, they were something of a punk bank early on. The MPT verdict? Enjoyed the performance but don’t desperately want…