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…

10 Years of MPT #5 – 2015/16

The five part series looking back on the best LPs of MPT’s 10 years concludes with the two most recent years. 2015 Albums 1. The Chills – Silver Bullets (Fire) (review) 2. Low – Ones and Sixes (Sub Pop) 3. The Cathode Ray – Infinite Variety (Stereogram) (review) 4. STOOR – STOOR (STOOR) (review) 5….

2016 – L.P.s (1-10)

  Here’s the final 2016 countdown – my ten favourite albums of the year. 10. The Paranoid Style – Rolling Disclosure  After three superb E.P.s the Paranoid Style finally got round to releasing their debut long player. Well, when I say long player, it was a pretty short blast of an album – 10 tracks…

Kristin Covers …

Loads of people seem to do covers on their blogs. I’ve not ever really done that ‘ til now. So above is Kristin Hersh covering the Pixies. Next Kristin’s “other” band 50 Foot Wave cover Jefferson Airplane: And finally, and perhaps best of all, 50 Foot Wave cover … Kristin Hersh. You used to be…

Love and Revolution – Kristin Hersh interview (part 2)

Finally, here’s the second part of my interview with Kristin Hersh conducted in Edinburgh back in August. Last time out I focussed largely on our chat about Throwing Muses. In the second section of the interview below expect to read about 50 Foot Wave, the record industry and her future plans. But most importantly about…

Only Follow These Hands – Throwing Muses compilation review

For such a seminal band, Throwing Muses don’t seem to have the sort of legacy that you might imagine they should have. Maybe that’s because there were never hit singles, maybe because there’s probably no consensus on what’s their best album. So in that regard the 2CD collection ‘Anthology’ is a timely reminder of how…