10 Years of MPT #3 – 2011/12

2011 Albums I reckon that this was the most surprising of my Top 10s so far and its unpredictability is certainly indicative of its quality. At the start of 2011 I doubt that I would have predicted even half of this list – although the number 1 was always a fairly safe bet! Martin John…

Videos to Buffer – The Big Sleep

It seems an appropriate day to post ‘Valentine’ by NYC’s The Big Sleep. ‘Valentine’ is taken from their third LP ‘Nature Experiments’, which was MPT’s favourite album of 2012. I’m posting this in the hope that news of the band’s fourth album might not be too far away even if it’s not appeared quite as…

2012 LPs – 1-10

Whilst 2012 has been a better year for good LPs than last year, I confess that I feel that are far fewer great LPs than in previous years. Maybe I was just looking in the wrong places. Anyhow without further ado here are my favourite 10 albums of the year: 10. The Twilight Sad –…

In and Out – The Big Sleep interview

My favourite LP of the year so far has been the magnificent ‘Nature Experiments’ by New York’s the Big Sleep. The trio have just completed their first UK tour and after last week’s debut performance in Glasgow I managed to grab a quick interview with guitarist/singer Danny Barria. A poor turnout on the night hadn’t…

The Big Guns – The Big Sleep live

The Big Sleep / Palms – Nice’n’Sleazy’s, Glasgow – 15th May 2012 Truth is, if this had happened 3 or 4 weeks ago – before I’d heard the album and when I was completely worn out – I’d have skipped a midweek trip to Glasgow even to see the Scottish debut of the magnificent Big…

Ace!

The Big Sleep’s third LP ‘Nature Experiments’ finally gets a UK/European release on Monday (30th April). Not sure if there’s a UK distribution of the physical product, but you can pre-order the download from the usual places whilst the CD, vinyl and deluxe vinyl versions are available from Goodnight Records in the States. I’m quite…