MPT’s Singles of 2015

Most years I tend to find it quite easy to pick my favourite single of the year but, for some reason, it’s been quite hard to do so this year. In fact, it’s so close I’m almost tempted to not bother ranking the first few but for posterity’s sake, have done so, at least as…

Heaven Up Here – West End Festival

    The Phantom Band West End Festival All Dayer – featuring The Phantom Band, Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat, We Were Promised Jetpacks, RM Hubbert, Tuff Love, De Rosa and ULTRAS – Oran Mor, Glasgow – Sunday 21st June 2015 It’s been a hectic week so it’s taken me this long to get the…

Another Quiet Night Out In Dundee

OK, looking back at last night, let’s concentrate on the positives. First the bands – as well as being brilliant acts both Tuff Love and Bruising were an absolute joy to deal with. Tuff Love seem to get better every time I see them and last night was no exception. Mixing up recorded tracks from…

Record Store Day 2015 live

A belated round-up of MPT’s Saturday in Edinburgh for Record Store Day 2015. Our decision to head over was a fairly late one so we left in a bit of a hurry to get through in time for an afternoon’s record shopping and live music. Mrs MPT didn’t fancy the hike down (and ultimately back…

Manic Pop Podcast – March 2015

So, no good reason that this has appeared now and, as ever, it’s pretty scrappy, but, hey, at least the music’s great! Tracks this time are: The Cathode Ray – Resist (Stereogram Recordings) Tuff Love – That’s Right (Lost Map) Githead –Bringing The Sea To The City (Swim Records) Le Thug – Paints (Song, By…

Videos To Buffer – Tuff Love vs Catlow

Here’s a couple of new tunes from a single and an E.P. out about now from two bands from opposite sides of the Atlantic. If you’re arriving as a fan of one, give the other video a whirl – you may well find that it appeals to you. First up (above)  is ‘That’s Right’, the…