What’s So Different About Now? – The Grand Gestures remix album

The Grand Gestures – Remixed (Chute Records) I’ve always found remixes problematic. The idea of making something new from the original parts of a song has always seemed more interesting than the reality. In my experience, the number of remixes interesting in their own right is a small minority, never mind the handful that manage…

Sum of Our Parts – The Grand Gestures live

For One Night Only – The Grand Gestures vs Man Without Machines – CCA, Glasgow – Sunday 9th February 2014 Having missed the Grand Gestures’ debut Glasgow show 18 months or so ago, there was no way I was missing the second, particularly since support came from MPT favourites Man Without Machines. Having to find…

A Manic (Pop) Weekend …

Having do far resisted the temptation to go to any gigs at all this year, I’m going to break my duck in spectacular fashion this coming weekend. First up is the Cool Cat Club show at Beat Generator Live in Dundee on Thursday (6th) featuring PAWS, Captains and Robot Doctors. Click on the links for…

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”…