Recovery Mode #3 – November / December gigs

Despite illness I still managed to see the following acts in November and December: The Cathode Ray / STOOR / Roy Moller / Shock and Awe / Wozniak / Book Group / Seas, Starry / Withered Hand (3 times!) / De Rosa (twice) / Jill Lorean / Goodbye Mr Mackenzie (twice)  / The Filthy Tongues…

Last Gig of the Year – The Filthy Tongues live

The Filthy Tongues / Countess of Fife / The Trama Dolls – Liquid Room, Edinburgh – Saturday 29th December 2018 I confess that I wasn’t in the greatest frame of mind for my last show of the year so here’s a brief report on the Filthy Tongues show at the Liquid Room. I confess that…

Party Hard! – Martin Metcalfe and the Fornicators live

Martin Metcalfe & The Fornicators – The Windsor, Kirkcaldy – Friday 16th November 2018 This was a bit of a strange one, part birthday party, part paying gig. Being honest, it could have gone one of two ways, either with everyone getting into the spirit of things or the band playing to a disinterested room…

Song of the Week #36 (2018) – The Filthy Tongues

Not been so good at keeping up with the Songs of the Week recently but the new single from the Filthy Tongues is worth flagging up for a couple of reasons. Firstly, ‘Back to Hell’ is a great album that deserves to get another push. And secondly the single version of ‘The Ghost of Rab…

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…