Sabotage! – Malcolm Middleton house gig

Malcolm Middleton – MPLR – Saturday 8th June 2019 It seems a long time ago now but our third house show featured Malcolm Middleton last month. The format has been slightly different each time and this occasion Malcolm did the whole show himself performing two sets. Essentially comprising much of the full band sets from…

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…

You Stole My Last Black Marker Pen – Malcolm Middleton live

Malcolm Middleton – The Caves, Edinburgh, Tuesday 27th November 2018 (with Broken Chanter – solo), and St Luke’s, Glasgow, Wednesday 28th November (with Withered Hand – solo)  Having regretted taking in only one of Malcolm Middleton’s full band shows on the ‘Summer of 13’ tour, I was always going to take in both Central Belt…

2016 – L.P.s (11-40)

So here’s the first batch of MPT’s favourite albums of the year. Included below are some very fine records indeed that 5 years ago would have been comfortably in the Top 10. There’s also a number that are probably underappreciated due to a lack of airtime. On with the show … 11. Sophia – As…

2016 – Top 20 Singles

For some reason I seem to have got a lot more singles, in one form or another, than normal this year. I’ll concede that the definition of ‘single’ is more flexible than in the days of 7″s and albums but think the following list makes a pretty diverse (and great) playlist for 2016. Often I’m…

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…