2017 – Live

Let’s cut to the chase – Live Band of the Year. I actually saw them play my first two gigs of 2017 but despite seeing stellar performances from the likes of the Dream Syndicate and P.J. Harvey in 2017, it has to be the Blue Aeroplanes for their brilliant shows in Edinburgh and Glasgow in…

2016 – Live

Hell – that was some year for gigs. And there were a good few that I managed to miss for one reason or another. Live band of the year? A tough one but it’s difficult to look past the Triffids and Friends even, if like last year, it’s on the basis of just the one…

Videos To Buffer – We Were Promised Jetpacks

Here’s the new video from We Were Promised Jetpacks. ‘Peaks and Troughs’ is undoubtedly one of the highlights of their excellent third LP ‘Unravelling’. One of my musical regrets of last year is that I didn’t manage to catch the Jetpacks live at all, ptrincipally due to work commitments. Hopefully there may still be a…

2014 LPs – The Top Ten (plus Reissues/MPK2)

Somewhat belatedly, entirely due to circumstances outwith my control, here’s MPT’s favourite 10 albums of 2014 … The Phantom Band – Strange Friend ‘Strange Friend’ was a classic example of not knowing what you’re wanting until you get it. After a couple of plays I did think it was going to be a disappointment. After…

MPT LPs of the Year – 1-10

So here it is – MPT’s Favourite 10 LPs of the past 12 months. In truth, it’s a surprising list for me. At the start of the year, I would have expected Martin John Henry and We Were Promised Jetpacks to make the Top 10 at the start of the year but I genuinely don’t…

Loud, Loudest, Louder – We Were Promised Jetpacks live

We Were Promised Jetpacks / 3 Blind Wolves / Sebastian Dangerfield – Liquid Room, Edinburgh – 6th October 2011 If ‘In The Pit of the  Stomach’ is Jetpacks cranked up to 11, then the amplification last night at the Liquid Room was closer to 21. This really was the loudest show I’ve been at in…