2020 Gig #2 – Anticipation of What? – Wire live

I confess that I approached this show with a little trepidation since two of the three Silver/Lead era Wire shows in Scotland had been less than stellar principally due to a poor sound. New LP ‘Mind Hive’ though raised expectations, perhaps a dangerous place to be … I needn’t have worried – this was definitely…

Song of the Week #25 – Wire

News today of a new single from Wire ahead of a new album early next year. ‘Cactused’ is taken from ‘Hive Mind’ which the band will release on 24th January 2020 through their own Pink Flag label.  You can pre-order the album on vinyl or CD here. The band have also announced a short run…

Wakey, Wakey! – Wire and Protomartyr live

Stag and Dagger Festival 2018 – Wire / Protomartyr / Bo Ningen / Warm Digits – The Art School, Glasgow – Sunday 6th May 2018 The lure of Wire and Protomartyr had flagged up this year’s Stag and Dagger as a possibility but the deal was only really sealed when I discovered that both were…

My Favourite Albums of 2017 by Andy Wood

  (MPT note – As ever with Andy’s pieces, there’s plenty to read below so rather than, as in previous years, put the videos he’s suggested up, I’ve created a Spotify playlist with (most of the songs instead). Which you can listen to as you read! There are a couple of videos later on though.) If…