Party Hard! – Martin Metcalfe and the Fornicators live

Martin Metcalfe & The Fornicators – The Windsor, Kirkcaldy – Friday 16th November 2018 This was a bit of a strange one, part birthday party, part paying gig. Being honest, it could have gone one of two ways, either with everyone getting into the spirit of things or the band playing to a disinterested room…

Something Happened – Martin Metcalfe interview

Filthy Tongues frontman Martin Metcalfe returns to Dundee on Friday (March 9th) with his other band the Fornicators in tow for a Cool Cat Club show. At the same time as the Tongues have been garnering praise for their debut LP ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ Martin has also been delving into the Goodbye Mr Mackenzie and Angelfish…

Joining The Dots – Filthy Tongues interview (Part 2)

In Part 2 of MPT’s interview with Martin Metcalfe, the Filthy Tongues singer/guitarist discusses playing shows as both an independent band and major label act and talks about the prospects of the back catalogue once again seeing the light of day.    One noticeable thing about the band’s itinerary this year has been the increased…

From The Roots Up – Filthy Tongues interview (Part 1)

The last 18 months or so have seen the Filthy Tongues gain a welcome, increased profile not just in Scotland but increasingly over the border. Even if ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ inexplicably failed to reach even the longlist for the Scottish Album of the Year, reviews for the debut LP were universally positive and the band have…

Martin Metcalfe and the Fornicators live

Martin Metcalfe & The Fornicators – The Windsor, Kirkcaldy – Friday 13th October 2017 Despite seeing the Filthy Tongues in various guises over the last 10 years, this was my first Fornicators show. With an (almost) entirely different band, essentially Martin and co are free to roam over his entire back catalogue in a largely…