Saturday, May 31, 2008

Stuart on post-rock doc

bbc radio 2's 'paul morley's guide to musical genres' series focused on post-rock last week, and included interviews with stuart braithwaite, tim friese-green and robert wyatt amongst others. this completely passed me by when it was broadcast last week, but it's on the bbc i-player until tuesday (3rd june).

follow the 'listen again' link at:

the main part of stuart's interview starts around 15 minutes in.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Attic Lights remix

mogwai, camera obscura and jim noir have provided remixes for attic lights 'bring you down' single, due for release on 30th june. the single will be available on cd and 7” and includes 'bring you down (mogwai mix)' on the cd.

more info:

thanks andy.

Single, album and UK tour

from today's mogwai newsletter:

Our new ep will be out on September 8th on CD, 12" vinyl and download (September 9th on vinyl and download in north America). The tracklist is:

1 - Batcat
2 - Stupid Prick Gets Chased By The Police And Loses His Slut Girlfriend
3 - Devil Rides

Batcat also features on our forthcoming new album The Hawk Is Howling which is due out on September 22nd. Devil Rides features vocals by the legendary Roky Erickson. Batcat and Stupid Prick.... were both recorded by Andy Miller at Chem 19 and mixed by Gareth Jones at Castle Of Doom. Devil Rides was recorded by Tony Doogan at Castle of Doom with Roky's vocal recorded at Wire Recording by Stuart Sullivan and mixed by Gareth Jones at Castle Of Doom.

We're excited to be able to announce we're doing some UK shows in October. Dates are below and you should be able to get hold of pre-sale tickets by clicking the following link to our online shop around noon on Friday 30th May. Pre-sale link -

October 21st - Corn Exchange, Edinburgh
October 23rd - Manchester Academy, Manchester
October 24th - Hammersmith Apollo, London


We've got some BRAND NEW t-shirt designs available on our online store, designed by Russell Elder from Monorail in Glasgow and our good friend Aidan Moffat. The shirts were first available at the Tramway show we did last month so if you didn't get the chance to make it along or haven't seen then have a look now

note the change in release date for the Batcat ep from our previous report (7th july). presumably this means that 'devil rides' is not on the album?

hopefully more shows will be added to the uk tour?!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

North Americans - signed MYT Deluxe?


Attention All North American Mogwai Fans!

We always feel a little guilty about our North American fans feeling left out when we send our mailouts because most of the gig news etc is firmly rooted on this side of the pond - but no more! Courtesy of our transatlantic friends at Goombah and Synthesis we've got some competitions running for signed copies of Mogwai's Young Team (Deluxe Edition). We'll leave it to the professionals to explain how the competitions work and simply make sure that you've got access to the links:

Goombah Comp:

Synthesis Comp:

Good night and good luck....

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

MYT reissue update

the deluxe edition of 'mogwai young team' is out now on chemikal underground.

the 4-lp boxset is limited to 2000 and selling well. thanks to andrew for these notes:

the uk distributor had 500, sold out and have been restocked with a further 200. the usa cu people went pretty mad for it last week. at first we were not going to send it over due to shipping/customs costs but the demand was so high that we felt that we should. they have received 500.

yesterday was crazy with our online shop. we had 4 postal sacks full yesterday and 2 on friday. we've been trying to get all orders out the same day.
if you want it, get it ordered as it won't be around long!

additionally, brightlight can confirm that the unknown and previously-unreleased track on the 1998 demo tape sold on ebay last year is 'young face gone wrong', included on disc 2 of the 'mogwai young team' reissue.

The Hawk Howls on 22nd Sept?

vme (scandinavian distributor for pias/wall of sound) has 22nd september listed as the release date for the new mogwai album, 'the hawk is howling'.

finnish distributor supersounds also has 22nd september as the release date, and adds WOS040CD as the catalogue number. thanks jonathan.


mogwai have been added to the line-up for this year's roskilde festival. the festival runs from 3rd - 6th july. the date of mogwai's show is to be confirmed.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mogwai return to Mexico

24th June - Escénica, Monterrey, Mexico
26th June - Pabellón de Alta Tecnología, Ciudad de México, Mexico

a june 25th concert in guadalajara, mexico is rumoured, but this is not in the official flyer (above). the flyer suggests that these will be 'mogwai young team' shows, although this is to be confirmed.

thanks mauricio.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

MYT at Mogwai's shop

a further pre-order suggestion:

4 x lp £22 plus shipping
2 x cd £8.50 plus shipping

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Young Team reissue - ordering from Chemikal Underground

2 x cd
4 x lp (with free digital version thrown in)
download: mp3 or apple lossless

the downloads appear to be available now.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Batcat ep - further details tells us that mogwai's previously-reported 'batcat' ep will be released by pias offshoot label wall of sound on 8th july. uk release may be a day earlier, monday 7th july?


1 Batcat
2 Stupid Prick Gets Chased By The Polis And Loses His Slut Girlfriend
3 Devil Rides

cd single: WOS037CD
12": WOS037T
and presumably all major download services.


monday 11th august
custom house sq, belfast
the flaming lips
plus full supporting bill to be announced

tickets £35.00

Monday, May 19, 2008

Transmitting again?

having previously reported that mogwai had disappeared from the listing for the transmission festival in austria (5th july), they've now reappeared. very mysterious. has further dates listed for the summer - guadalajara, soundlabs festival (italy), moscow for example - but these appear to be little more than wishful thinking at present.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Queen Elizabeth Hall show on YouTube

video of a number of tracks from last monday's london show have appeared on youtube [be warned - the audio quality isn't great]:

friend of the night:


like herod:

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Young Team 4xLP preorders

if you're looking to pre-order the 'young team' resissue 4xlp set, the best two options we've found so far are:

"i'd like to support an indie":
norman records [£23.99 plus shipping]

"i want it as cheap as possible": [£21.99 inc shipping]

'young team' is reissued on 26th may in the uk and 27th may in the us.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

London tomorrow, Inverness setlist

looks like an early start and finish for the mogwai show at queen elizabeth hall tomorrow (mon 12th may). doors 7pm, with remember remember onstage at 7.10. aidan moffat is also supporting. we anticipate that mogwai will be on around 9pm.

the setlist for friday's show in inverness can be found on the brightlight gigography.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Young Team reissue LP packaging

thanks to andrew at chemikal underground for the following notes:

the packaging design was put together by aidan moffat who is doing pretty much all our artwork design these days. the lp box will be almost all black (gloss finish) except for the 'mogwai young team' white text in a red box as it is on the lp & cd in the top left hand corner. the 4 printed inners sleeves are colour.

the 4lp will probably be £30 on the chemikal underground online shop, and we expect it to retail around the £30 in the shops as well, though we can't be 100% what the shops will retail it at as that is down to them.
'young team' is reissued on 26th may in the uk and 27th may in the us.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Young Team reissue sound clips

brief clips of all the tracks on the 'young team' reissue can be found on's pre-order for the download version (released 25th may):

the 2-cd set can be pre-ordered for £7.99 inc delivery from:


pre-orders for the 4-lp set are few and far between (and expensive) at the moment.

please let me know if you've seen any other pre-orders worth noting (particularly outside the uk).