Life Under Lockdown #2 – Spare Snare (Jan)

Life Under Lockdown – Jan Burnett (Spare Snare / Grand Gestures) Spare Snare have been pretty active by their standards especially with the release of the Steve Albini produced Sounds in 2018. Dates to support the album included a particularly special appearance at a show promoted by Manic Pop Thrills and The Cool Cat Club…

Recovery Mode #2 – October Gigs Catch-Up

She Makes War Meursault / Jonnie Common – La Belle Angelle, Edinburgh (Friday 4th) Pip Blom / Personal Trainer– The Caves, Edinburgh – (Wednesday 9th) St Christopher Medal – Birnam Art Centre (Saturday 12th) Bis / LIINES / Spare Snare – Mono, Glasgow (Sunday 13th) She Makes War / Skating Polly – The Lexington, London…

Post Gig Reflections

Spare Snare / De Rosa/ Broken Chanter – Beat Generator Live, Dundee – Saturday 5th January 2019 Last weekend’s Spare Snare, De Rosa and Broken Chanter show should have been that rarest of occasions – a stress free show. Unfortunately, family circumstances made the show much more of a trial than it would otherwise have…

Coming Home – Spare Snare interview – Part 2

The first Cool Cat Club show of 2019 takes place at Beat Generator Live in Dundee on Saturday 5th January and brings together Dundee lo-fi heroes Spare Snare, De Rosa and Broken Chanter. Ahead of the show Andy Wood spoke to four of the Snare to find out some of their biggest influences. Please name…

2018 – MPT Annual Report

Commencing my review of 2018, here’s a playlist featuring some of my favourite songs of the year. I always find these long playlists a little daunting so, to try and make it a little more accessible, I’d suggest that the 33 tracks can be broken down into 6 sides of vinyl as follows: Side 1…