Saturday, February 27, 2010

'Burning' in Japan - 24th March

Numerous Japanese sites are reporting a release date of 24th March 2010 for Mogwai's 'Special Moves'/'Burning' CD+DVD set -, for example.

Catalogue number - Hostess [HSE30229]

The Japanese 2-disc set comprises of Region 2 NTSC DVD featuring the 'Burning' live film, plus CD featuring the 'Special Moves' live album. Tracklists: Special Moves | Burning also suggests that Hostess will issue 'Blu-spec' CD+DVD packages for Mr Beast and The Hawk Is Howling on the same date.

Update - Stuart's comments below:
I'm afraid that there is no chance of the release being on that date. It should be going into production this week for a May release.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Burning at Flatpack

dir: Vincent Moon and Nathanaƫl Le Scouarnec

Ikon Eastside
Birmingham, UK

27th March
20.30pm - 22.00pm

The screening will be introduced by Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai, and will also include a selection of videos from the band’s Rock Action label as well as five recent promos by French collective Megaforce.

Further info, tickets etc:

Apparently Stuart's going to be DJ-ing afterwards?

We’re delighted to co-host an evening with Stuart Braithwaite from MOGWAI as part of FLATPACK FESTIVAL on Sat 27th of March. We’ll be starting off with a Q & A followed by a screening of BURNING dir. Vincent Moon, a documentary of the band, filmed during their residency at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
This event starts at 20:30pm at Ikon Eastside, 183 Fazeley Street, Digbeth
Birmingham, B5 5SE Advance Tickets can be purchased from HERE

We’ll be DJing alongside Stuart at the Plasticine Party held at VIVID following the screening – more details HERE

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Twilight Sad remix


Twilight Sad's single 'The Room' will be released on March 29, while new track 'The Wrong Car,' backed by remixes from Mogwai and Errors, will be appear as a 12" further down the line.

Wedding Song No.4?

<a href="">How Can I Tell You (feat. Will Oldham) by Papa M</a>
A song by Cat Stevens, as interpreted by Papa M. Originally recorded in 2001 as a wedding gift for Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai. Will Oldham (Bonny 'Prince' Billy) sings backing vocals. Produced by Continental OP.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mogwai Rock Action podcast

Here is the first of the new monthly Mogwai Rock Action podcast. I’m joined by Steev from Errors who tells us about breaking into his old school to pee in the headmasters office and other fascinating tales.

We also play songs from the new Mogwai live album and the new Errors album as well as lots of records by other people who aren’t us.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Are there any crocodiles in our land?

News snippets compiled:

Stuart is DJ-ing at Dunia Cafe Bar, Istanbul on Sat 20th Feb.

The first Mogwai/Rock Action podcast is being recorded this week, for (publication? do podcasts get 'published'?) next week.

Barry's remix of De Rosa's 'Nocturne For An Absentee' has been added to YouTube:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Burning in Birmingham

Mogwai's 'Burning' live film will screen in Birmingham, UK on 27th March as part of the Flatpack Festival. Further details (venue etc) to be confirmed. Thanks Stuart.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Mogwai at Field Day - video

Mogwai - On Stage @ Field Day 2009

Talking about, amongst other things, how Rockfeedback were the direct reason they decided to play at Field Day 2009 (receive no wrong impressions – we're pretty proud about that fact!), Mogwai perform a bewildering, stunning set to Victoria Park, and chat to us in a tipi backstage. Yes, we felt pretty blissed out throughout...

Thanks Simon

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Errors 'A Rumour In Africa' video

Errors release 'A Rumour In Africa' on Feb 23rd. Ltd split coloured 7" vinyl and download. Taken from the album 'Come Down With Me', released on March 1st.


Mogwai have contributed an exclusive track to a new compilation benefiting Amnesty International.

PEACE, the music atlas project by Buffetlibre & Amnesty International

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Micah P Hinson and Marc Almond, amongst many others artists from over 50 countries, join the new project by Barcelona djs Buffetlibre.

All proceeds from the sale of the compilation will go to Amnesty International's humanitarian aid projects in areas of conflict.

One month before the official launch of the PEACE compilation, Buffetlibre announce the latest additions to this new initiative, co-produced by Amnesty International, that will include new exclusive songs by musicians from over 50 countries, building the first musical atlas in the net. PEACE will be released on March 1, 2010, given for free to all those who, through the official PEACE website, make a minimum donation of € 2 in favor of the NGO Amnesty International. All benefits will go to Amnesty International's humanitarian aid projects in areas of conflict.

To the long list of previously announced participants, featuring Ryuichi Sakamoto, Marc Almond and Frankie Jazz, the ensemble of artists who are part of PEACE is completed with artists such as Micah P Hinson (USA), Mogwai (UK), Stereo Total (Germany), The Pet Conspiracy (China), The Hidden Cameras (Canada),Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (USA), Keren Ann (Israel), Jori Hulkkonen (Finland), Martha Galarraga (Cuba), Kiala (Congo), Heiddy Happy (Switzerland) in collaboration with Paul Niehaus from Calexico, and Titi Robin (France). With these additions, 56 countries are represented in the compilation, by some of its best artists.
Further info, streaming tracks from the compilation (not Mogwai yet) etc:

Monday, February 1, 2010

Jack Rose tribute

As mentioned below, Stuart has recorded a solo track for inclusion on a Jack Rose tribute package being put together by the folks behind the Threelobed label.

March is the targeted release, it'll be digital only and exclusive to FINA, Thrill Jockey's digital store (, will probably be 3-4 hours long, has an all-star cast of the underground and is a tribute to the gentleman and genius that was Jack Rose. All proceeds benefit Jack's family.

'Burning' - Stuart interview

Stuart interviewed on the Burning/Special Moves releases and other current activities, including Stuart's solo contribution to a Jack Rose tribute:

Do you have any additional plans to release your own material or work outwith Mogwai?

Not really. I'm giving a song I recorded in the house to a compilation for Jack Rose who died recently, but my main priority is getting everything right for the new Mogwai album.