Good News, I Can Sing – Robert Forster live

Robert Forster – St Luke’s, Glasgow – Friday 17th May 2019 There seems to be a confluence of fans of a certain age who come together around Robert Forster. Whilst fans of the measured pop of the Go-Betweens are the obvious core audience, he can also attract people who both prefer noisier stuff. And even…

MPT Quarterly Report (Q1, 2019)

As is fast becoming a tradition, here’s another quarterly Spotify playlist to reflect new music from the last 3 months. As ever it’s a mix of singles and album tracks with quite a few new names around here (including Better Oblivion Community Centre and Gong Gong Gong III the latter who supported Bodega in February)…

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…

Any Word on The Whisky? – Robert Forster live

Robert Forster – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow – Sunday 29th May 2016 There can’t be many worse things for a singer than  travelling halfway round the world for a short tour only to lose his voice after just one date. Yet that was exactly the nightmare scenario facing Robert Forster ahead of his first…

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…

MPT October Playlist

Here’s a few tracks from recent-ish releases that have received a lot of airtime in the MPT household over the last few weeks: Low – The Innocents (from ‘Ones and Sixes’ LP – Sub Pop) Thula Borah – Bone Ships (from ‘Hope For Disappointment’ E.P. – Kill Jester) Bruising – Emo Friends (single – Beech…