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…

MPT Quarterly Report (Q1, 2019)

As is fast becoming a tradition, here’s another quarterly Spotify playlist to reflect new music from the last 3 months. As ever it’s a mix of singles and album tracks with quite a few new names around here (including Better Oblivion Community Centre and Gong Gong Gong III the latter who supported Bodega in February)…

Not Going Quietly – Brix and The Extricated live

Brix and the Extricated / Wozniak / Drainpipe – Beat Generator Live, Dundee – Saturday 2nd March 2019 Brix and the Extricated’s third visit to Dundee proved as entertaining as ever with a really strong underbill in support. Andy had mentioned several times before that he really liked Drainpipe but he hadn’t really given me…

Song of the Week #3 (2019) – Wozniak

Even now I still seem to completing my 2018 listening. Which partly explains, not just the random nature of this series, but perhaps why excellent releases from the likes of Sharon van Etten, the Twilight Sad and, more recently, Bob Mould, haven’t yet quite gained the traction that they merit. Into that category I’d also…

Song of the Week #4/2018 – Wozniak

This week’s song of the week comes from Wozniak‘s debut LP ‘Courage Reels’ which was released last year and was #14 in my favourite albums of the year. The video for ‘Ghosting’ however is all new: You can buy ‘Courage Reels’ direct from the band.

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…