Water Park – The Cure live in Glasgow

The Cure / Mogwai / The Twilight Sad / The Joy Formidable – Bellahouston Park, Glasgow – Friday 16th August 2019 I’ve had something of an on/off relationship with the Cure. For every album I’ve got of theirs, there’s probably two I don’t own and I’m pretty certain that I’ve not bought anything after ‘Kiss…

How You Gonna Sleep Tonight? – MPT 2017 Playlist #3

“How you gonna sleep tonight?” Here’s the third playlist looking back on some of my favourite songs from the last 12 months. Not sure that this one isn’t the one that has a few more surprises than the others:

2017 LPs – 11-20

Into the Top 20 then … 11. ULTRAS – ULTRAS 12. Thurston Moore – Rock’n’roll Consciousness 13. Bdy_Prts – Fly Invisible Hero 14. Wozniak – Courage Reels 15. Sam Barber & The Outcasts – Erebus 16. Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology 17. Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun 18. Mitchell Museum – The Everett Trap 19. Protomartyr…

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…

2014 LPs – The Top Ten (plus Reissues/MPK2)

Somewhat belatedly, entirely due to circumstances outwith my control, here’s MPT’s favourite 10 albums of 2014 … The Phantom Band – Strange Friend ‘Strange Friend’ was a classic example of not knowing what you’re wanting until you get it. After a couple of plays I did think it was going to be a disappointment. After…

A Confession – Mogwai live

  Mogwai / R.M. Hubbert – Music Hall, Aberdeen – Tuesday 21st October 2014 I’ll be drummed out of the Scottish indie blogging fraternity for saying this, but my relationship with Mogwai has been tangential at best. I saw them supporting the Manics at the Caird Hall in Dundee way back in, what, 1998 or…