Song of the Week #3 (2020) – Nap Eyes

Some great news the other week when Nova Scotia’s Nap Eyes released a new single into the world and announced the arrival of a new album on 27 March. ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ is taken from fourth long-player ‘Snapshot of a Beginner’ and comes with this neat animated video: To promote the record the band are out…

Even Better Than The First Scotland – Nap Eyes live

Nap Eyes / Haley Heynderickx / Order of the Toad – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow – Thursday 10th May 2018 I first came across Nap Eyes nearly 3 years ago when the ‘influences’ quoted on a listening post at Rough Trade tempted me into listening to the start of their debut album. That album…

Song of the Week #19 (2018) – Nap Eyes

It’ll take me a few days to catch up with stuff to the point that I’ll get my review of last week’s Nap Eyes show done but much of their fine third LP ‘I’m Bad Now’ has been lodged in my brain over the weekend since that show. ‘I’m Bad Now’ seems to find a…

MPT Quarterly Review – Q1/2018

I’ve done another of these Spotify playlists – this time to reflect the best of my purchases in the first quarter of the year: It’s the first quarter that’s properly been affected by a Spotify subscription – a fair number of the albums have been auditioned first via streaming and that’s led to fewer purchases…

2015 Albums of the Year: 1-10

Looking over the following list as a whole, it’s striking how much of my 2015 Top 10 has been created by experienced musicians. There’s definitely a mature look to this year’s list but that’s not to say that there’s no younger guns getting a look-in. Nevertheless it’s still an interesting observation on an unconscious selection…

Do It Clean – Nap Eyes / Fazerdaze records

Two of my favourite records of 2015 to date unmistakeably bear a resemblance to New Zealand legends The Clean. Which in the case of Fazerdaze isn’t particularly surprising given that Fazerdaze is Amelia Murray – who hails from New Zealand. The Fazerdaze E.P. was actually originally released last year (through Bandcamp) and came to my…