Thursday, July 24, 2008

Groningen has tickets on sale for a further mogwai european show:

1st november - de oosterpoort, groningen, netherlands

update: and another one - lists:

3rd november - mejeriet, lund, sweden
tickets on sale 29th july. thanks anders.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

MYT - Japanese bonus track, Fujirockers DVD

the 'mogwai young team' remaster is released in japan on 23rd july by imperial records [TECI28485]. the tracklisting at hmv japan shows an additional tenth track on the second disc, 'like herod (jazz up)'. further info welcome.

update: "it is an alternative mix that is so barely different that anyone paying 79p for it should feel robbed". thanks stuart.

mogwai also appear on 'Fujirockers: The History Of The Fujirock Festival', a two-disc dvd set released in japan on 23rd july by whd entertainment. some further info can be found here:
and here:
it appears that the dvd is a documentary about the festival and it's history, rather than a live performance collection, so to what extent mogwai are featured is unknown.

The Hawk Is Howling DVD, Japanese release details has a pre-order for "The Hawk Is Howling (Deluxe Edition CD & DVD)". anyone seen any details on the dvd? thanks fergus.

the album is released in japan on 17th september by hostess [HSE30201], and it appears that same cd/dvd package will be available. previous japanese editions of mogwai albums have included bonus material. it's not yet known if this will be the case with 'the hawk is howling'.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Further European dates, Toronto venue change

just announced - shows in luxembourg, copenhagen and zurich, as well as confirmation on the vienna show (14th nov):
forthcoming gigs
plenty of gaps in the schedule still, so presumably more dates to follow.

the toronto show (24th sept) has been moved from koolhaus to phoenix concert theatre. thanks ben.

MYT on DiS

further coverage of this weekend's 'mogwai young team' shows in spain - a interview with stuart about the recording of the album, amongst other things:

Thursday, July 17, 2008

MYT this weekend, Dresden in November

last sunday's show at the ilosaarirock festival in finland included the first performances of 'katrien' and 'a cheery wave from stranded youngsters' for ten years. the details we have so far are here. please get in touch if you can complete the setlist. thanks jere.

mogwai's next two live performances are the 'mogwai young team' sets at summercase in madrid and barcelona this weekend.

one further confirmed european show (not an 'myt' show):
11th nov - alter schlachthof, dresden, germany

update: added details on five further german shows in october and november: forthcoming gigs, from pias germany

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fribourg (and Paris?)

first confirmed mainland european date for the autumn:
17th nov - fri-son, fribourg, switzerland

rumours of a paris show (28th oct) have also appeared today - can anyone confirm this?

update: the paris show was confirmed by barry in a recent interview. thanks francois.

28th oct - le nouveau casino, paris

update 2: the paris venue is le casino de paris (capacity 2,000) and not le nouveau casino (capacity 300). thanks christophe. has an unconfirmed vienna show:
14th nov - wuk, vienna

Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Sun Smells on YouTube

following the release of the first stage in mogwai's dancefloor crossover campaign last week, 'the sun smells too loud' now has a video:

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Sun Smells Too Loud


We’re pleased to unveil the first MP3 from the upcoming Mogwai LP/CD, ‘The Hawk Is Howling’ (out September 23) - “The Sun Smells Too Loud” is a fairly substantial hint that said album is gonna be a scalp-scorcher.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Canadian shows

a fair bit of positive comment on last night's toronto show already. can anyone help complete the setlist?

very little comment around for the sled island show in calgary on saturday, beyond a suggestion that mogwai's set may have been shortened by overruns earlier in the day. any further comment, setlist etc much appreciated.

update: toronto setlist sorted. calgary anyone?

update 2:
toronto review on chromewaves
toronto photos on chromewaves
thanks frank.

Transmission cancelled

having been on, then off, then on again, the transmission festival has finally been cancelled. due to be held in austria this weekend, the organisers have cited "lower than expected presales and budgetary concerns" as the reason for cancelling the festival at very short notice. full ticket refunds from point of purchase.