Mojo, Uncut and the Comics – The Dream Syndicate live

The Dream Syndicate / Emma Tricca – Scala, London – Monday 21st October 2019 It’s funny, once upon a time I went to relatively few gigs so that they all felt special. These days, in a year when I might see sixty shows, it’s only possible for a few to generate that same sense of…

MPT Quarterly Report 2019 (#2)

Here’s some new music for you from recent releases in the second quarter of 2019: Full tracklisting Broken Chanter – Wholesale (single) Echo Machine – Chameleon (single) Pip Blom – Don’t Make It Difficult (from ‘Boat’) Kristin Hersh – Mississippi Kite (from ‘Crooked’ remixed) Chris Forsyth – Mystic Mountain (from ‘All Time Present’) The Dream…

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)…

Song of the Week #7 (2019) – The Dream Syndicate

The Dream Syndicate‘s first new album in 30 years, ‘How Did I Find Myself Here?’ wasn’t just one of my favourite albums of 2017 but probably of the twenty first century to date. And I mean right up there as one of the very best. So since finding out that a follow-up was recorded last…

MPT Quarterly Report – 2018 #2

Here’s a Spotify playlist of songs from 2018 albums that I’ve bought since March. Interestingly I can only attribute two of the purchases (Neko Case and Rolling Blackouts CF) to auditioning the album on Spotify. That’s the same number as the number of records purchased as a consequence of seeing an act live (the Monochrome…