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Author: Tom & Niallism

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Music and interviews with bands from across the global punk scene, all coming at you from Spondon in Derby, UK. Join us every week and get rad with the fat lads.

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MLPP74 - Chinese Junk

MLPP74 - Chinese Junk

2022-03-0501:18:13

The cheapest band we've had on so far...Chinese Junk!From the ashes of The Griswalds emerged the junksters, with tales of poor quality poundshop products, untrustworthy girlfriends, being skint and more! We chat public transport, song writing, record collections, pride in your hometown and we comprehensively rate Leatherface's back catalgue.Niallism's trying to pull the wool over your eyes with a fake fact, Tom has a quite boring story about buying cider an we are feeling the pressure of that...
MLPP72 - Capgun Heroes

MLPP72 - Capgun Heroes

2022-02-2001:12:12

Chicago beckons once again as we have a chat with Joe, lead singer of Capgun Heroes over the traditional medium of the telephone line. CGH are a relatively new band of older, wiser gentlemen who are really doing well just now. And nobody's more surprised than them, it seems!We talk terrifying experiences, backing vocal selection, picking your instrument of choice and one of the youngest Capgun Heroes fans makes an appearance!Tom has been out on the tiles, Niall's been slamming his opponents o...
Juddstock Review

Juddstock Review

2024-06-2159:05

A nice easy one this week, as Tom's joined by his buddy Mark in order to assess the attributes of Juddstock 2024, held in Nuneaton.We discuss each band, some daft stuff that occurred and play a track from each band, giving you the opportunity to pretend you were there.Music comes from: Grail Guard, X-Ray Vez, Back Teeth, Pardon Us, Making Friends, Shackleford, Smoking Gives You Big Tits, Burnt Tapes, Goodbye Blue Monday and Spoilers.
MLPP162 - Andy Cameron

MLPP162 - Andy Cameron

2024-06-1301:24:17

Andy Cameron, the self proclaimed Tartan King has popped over the border this week for a chat with your two favourite obese podders.Andy and his band Ex-Cathedra supported all the big hitters in the 90s, he laid down some dub with Suicide Bid in the Noughties and now, he's back with his new outfit Bullitz 23.We talk about being in a hit film, having yourself recommended to you by someone famous, potentially inspiring one of Rancid's songs and all the best Scottish venues and punk bands.Niall ...
MLPP161 - Antillectual

MLPP161 - Antillectual

2024-06-0601:24:14

If you don't enjoy this episode, I'm a Dutchman. Our gust this week is an actual Dutchman, it's Willem, the main man from Nijmegen's very own Antillectual.We discuss the current political landscape in Europe and beyond, stereotypes of the Dutch, the importance of having political bands on the scene and what happens when you find out you've made a national top 5 list.Tom's witnessed some matrimony, Niall's been exploring his new home, we kick off pride month accidentally and all the other norm...
MLPP160 - Panda Lasagne

MLPP160 - Panda Lasagne

2024-05-2501:24:46

Exotic processed meats beckon us to Whitby in North Yorkshire this week, as we're joined by silly buggers Panda Lasagne.These chaps write silly songs for daft times and we get an insight into how their minds work and how these tunes get inspired. We talk invisible brass instruments, pastry, harmonica playing eccentrics, home town pride, fast food and crap TV.Tom's been abroad and had his life changed, Niall's been injured by his best mate and once again we preview a track from the upcoming Pu...
MLPP159 - Back Teeth

MLPP159 - Back Teeth

2024-05-1701:24:51

Open wide! It's Back Teeth this week. This Brummie beat combo were formed in a foreign land, despite living quite near each other and they've very kindly spaffed their entire discography on here, so thank you.We talk about the Birmingham scene and its legends, one of the BT boys joins us immediately after an epic stag do, we hear what the band was nearly called and we watch a guitarist eat a curry, live.Tom's in a foul mood, so's Niall (mainly about Eurovision) and we have yet another sn...
MLPP158 - Dan Goatham

MLPP158 - Dan Goatham

2024-05-0901:25:17

The GOAT(ham) is in the hotseat this week. Dan Goatham, top brass at Spoilers and bass slapper at Snuff is keen to fill you in about the latest records from his two projects, so strap yourself in!We also talk sitcoms, meeting one of your heroes, a Derby "local character", an epidemic of stripey bastards and life on the road.Tom's got a new skill, Niall is disappointed in the weather of his homeland and once again, we give YOU an exclusive sneek-peek at a track from the upcoming tribute to NOF...
MLPP157 - Sprainer

MLPP157 - Sprainer

2024-04-3001:25:22

Watch your wrists, ankles and backs around this week's guests, it's Peterborough's very own Sprainer!These minstrels wowed your hosts when we saw them in Oldham last month, so we tracked them down for the inside track on their band and the Diesel City (that's peterborough, apparently) punk scene.The boys share with us their fighting moves which are guaranteed to cause maximum damage (to nipples), we discuss how best to beat off a bear when it's blood is up, a total disaster of a school trip a...
Episode 156 features the West Midlands' very own Healer Of Bastards as our guests this week. Following on from their record release early this year, the HoB boys are really cutting the mustard at the minute and are so hot right now.We talk about gun laws, rainwater collecting laws, free speech, freedom generally, plant based German soft drinks, writing lyrics on walks and the effect of an aging body on a singing drummer.Niall has an announcement to make, Tom's got the Sunday dread and as we'r...
Hiiiiyyyo. This week we are visited by Olivia Tweedale, tiptop promotress in South East of England to discus the perils, pitfalls and pillocks of gig promotion!As well as that we cover pay to play, former movie satrs making music and the seemingly unenforceable rules of promoting.Tom's got his hangover s mentioned in the last episode, there's a moan or two and, as per, some really decent music.The really decent music this week is from: Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Mad Cadies, Rancid, Punc...
MPF 2024 PREview

MPF 2024 PREview

2024-03-2355:15

It's back! And sadly, so are we.The MPF Preview has become a tradition that we are very happy to indulge, as Tom & Niallism delve excitedly into the line-up alongside some esteemed guests.If you're struggling to pick which bands to watch on each day, let us take the pressure off with our inside knowledge, high-brow views and deep thoughts.We're joined by: Dutch Mafia Boss Duco Van Der Veen, Shackleford's Dickkie, Helen off Smoking Gives You Big Tits, The Crash Mats' Danny Barrett, Scotty ...
MLPP154 - Peter Test Tube

MLPP154 - Peter Test Tube

2024-03-2101:36:22

Peter Test Tube, frontman of the vintage yet evergreen punk pathetiquers, Peter and The Test Tube Babies has joined us today. Mostly to plug a gig they're playing in Derby, but also to share with us an extra-special, very exclusive, never releasted Test Tubes track!We talk about organic cocaine, recording live shagging ans much more.Niall is unhappy with his new term of endearment, we discuss the royal rumours and we review Evil Music Live, a gig we recently attended at Oldham's very own Bank...
Jonathan Anastas from back in the day, OG Boston Hardcore legends DYS and founder-member of Slapshot is our guest this week!Jonathan's in to talk to us about the 40th anniversary re-release of DYS' "Brotherhood" on Bridge Nine Records. We also cover Slapshot, interesting interpretations of what DYS stands for and an interesting way of dealing with bootleggers!Tom and Niallism have been changing rock history, Tom's a poorly boy and Niall's skewed version of histroy shocks us all.Music for you ...
MLPP152 - Ali Smith

MLPP152 - Ali Smith

2024-02-2801:28:30

Author, Artist and Musician Ali Smith has popped in this week for a chat about her latest tome "The Ballad of Speedball Baby". This memoir charts the trials, tribulations and dream crushing of attempting to navigate the world of major labels in the 90s, at the height of their post Nirvana feeding frenzy. Which original punk band need their electrics looking at? Which Beatle was upstaged by a drum destroying singer? Should we pay any heed to the wants and needs of Sloveinian bikers? Liste...
MLPP151 - Guineapigs

MLPP151 - Guineapigs

2024-02-2301:11:33

The West Midlands' newbies, Guineapigs are in this week for a chat, and they've very kindly spunked their entire discography on this podcast so thanks, lads.Which one is the best torturer? Which is their preferred Reddich watering hole? Are criminals in poshest South Warwickshire REALLY that scary? All these questions and more are answered within, so listen and find out.Music this week is from: Funbug, Tearjerker, Plot 32, Beauty School Dropout and Government Issue.
MLPP150 - WYRES

MLPP150 - WYRES

2024-02-1501:21:39

WYRES are in MLPP Towers this week for a wide ranging discussion covering their own modern sound, sleep disorders, uplifting lyrics, MySpace and appearing on a sitcom marketed at millenials.These boys have some big things coming down the track, so keep your eyes peeled.Tom has chalked up yet another wholesome weekend, Niallism's potentially broken his vegan vows and we despair at what we get sent sometimes.Music for ya this week comes courtesy of Mean Jeans, The Usuals, Regal Cheer (whose hom...
The band from Leeds with two Lees, Last Season's Winners, have popped down the M1 to visit MLPP Towers this week.These 4 are scene verterans and have sage advice and warnings from history for any aspiring punk rockers.It's not all doom and gloom though, as we find out what freebies being in a punk band can get you. We chat films (mainly Arnie and Leslie Nielson ones), big city gigs sometimes letting you down and we ponder the question: Do "The Kids" want to hear from middle aged white bl...
MLPP148 - Character Actors

MLPP148 - Character Actors

2024-01-3001:22:46

We welcome dual-nationality melodic gruff punkers Character Actors this week on the heels of their 2023 album "The Hard Part".These sons of Leeds and The Hague have hot takes on Taytay, an abundance of celebrity lookalikes, have prosecuted war criminals and help us solve the middle east situation.Tom's dumped his kid for fast food, Niall's been busy booking and your two top boys reveal their MPF secret. Music this week is from: Frenzal Rhomb, BJ Armstrong and The Jour Verts, Dear Landlor...
MLPP147 - Stank Finger

MLPP147 - Stank Finger

2024-01-1701:17:56

Niall and Tom are visited by deepest Norfolk's ska-punk harmonising machine Stank Finger this week.Their brand-STANKing (heh heh) new album 3 Finger Discount is out on the 19th so this is a chance for you to get an advance peek at some of the tracks.We talk the halcyon days of touring, Supermarket Sweep (both eras), slag off boy racers and get the inside track on all things Stank.Tom has a gig report for you, Niallism has been doing absolutely nothing and all the usual rubbish is there too.Mu...
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