2016 – L.P.s (11-40)

So here’s the first batch of MPT’s favourite albums of the year. Included below are some very fine records indeed that 5 years ago would have been comfortably in the Top 10. There’s also a number that are probably underappreciated due to a lack of airtime. On with the show … 11. Sophia – As…

Crazy Tonsilitis – The Pictish Trail interview

Although it’s been over 3 years since Johnny Lynch a.k.a. the Pictish Trail released his second album ‘Secret Soundz Vol. 2’, he’s been a busy man in the interim with plenty of live dates on his own and with various other musicians, whilst running Lost Map Records and even managing Tuff Love. As he prepares…

Missed Gigs – Tuff Love

Sadly I couldn’t summon up the energy to go and see Tuff Love at Summerhall last night. So instead here’s a quick mention of their debut LP ‘Resort’ and a couple of videos. Out on Lost Map, ‘Resort’ collects together the band’s three EPs to date in chronological order (although not ‘Groucho’ their contribution to…

Looking Forward to 2016

Happy New Year everyone! This year looks like it’s going to be a year that features a lot of my favourite artists releasing new albums. Anything quoted below is probably subject to change … De Rosa – Weem (Rock Action – 22nd January) (Pre-Order) Emma Pollock – In Search of Harperfield (Chemikal Underground – 29th…

2015 Live

Live Band of the Year – Mercury Rev Unusual to make this award on the basis of just 1 gig but haven’t quite knowing what to expect from Mercury Rev in 2015 I was delighted to find that everything I loved about them as a live band was still present and correct including the psychedelic…

MPT’s E.P.s of 2015

It’s been a good year for E.P.s (/mini albums) even if one of the ones I’ve listened to the most this year doesn’t (quite) qualify! But more of that later. The list … 1. The Paranoid Style – Rock’n’Roll Just Can’t Recall (Battle Worldwide) Without question the most played record of  the year in the…