Friday, May 29, 2009

Mogwai in Malaysia documentary

In its 'Weekend Watch' feature, Malaysia's New Straits Times newspaper mentions a TV documentary, to be broadcast this weekend, about Mogwai's first visit to the country in January.

8TV airs a new programme showcasing Mogwai, a rock band originating from Glasgow, Scotland.

Mogwai Wuz Hear is a half-hour rock-documentary on an all-access look at the band’s first ever trip to Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with its 2009 Asian Tour.
It airs on Sunday at 11pm.
Looks like 8TV broadcasts and archives online. If anyone can find a schedule for Sunday, let me know - presumably the Mogwai documentary is part of a music series as I couldn't find it mentioned on the website.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Washington DC - 3rd August

From Ground Control Touring (Mogwai's US agent) - a second US date after the All Points West festival in New Jersey (2nd August).

3rd August 2009
Washington, DC
9:30 Club

Mogwai have shows in London and Tokyo/Osaka either side of these dates, so the number of additional dates is likely to be very small.

Monday, May 25, 2009

10 Questions with Martin

Stuart always comes across as being the public face of the ‘Gwai but in actual fact he is Dom’s bitch.

Well worth a read, as usual. Martin should do more interviews.

Thanks Stuart C.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Barry on Viva-Radio

From the Matablog:

While on their recent US tour, Mogwai’s Barry Burns had a chance to pop into a few places to flex his DJing muscles. He made it over to Viva-Radio’s Brooklyn studio on the day of the one of the band’s Music Hall show to record a DJ set and have a chat with Ted Shumaker. The results can be heard in all their glory next week.

Naked Fridays Pt. 27
Friday June 5th 4-5PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pedal-ing for Malawi

The Malawi Education Project will be holding a music themed ‘Silent Auction’ at The Croft, Bristol on Wednesday 27th May to raise us some much needed funds. Everyone who comes will be given their own secret number, which they then use to bid on the prizes dotted around the venue. Keep an eye on the prizes you’re interested in, mind. Otherwise someone might out bid you, and if they have, out bid them back, and hard at it.

Some of the prizes on offer here are really rather special in our humble opinion… And do remember inside of your brain that many of them can be bought at a steal, and some are simply not available to buy anywhere else EVER, so please come down and bring as many of your friends as possible, and get bidding after you have drunk enough alcohol to spend more money than you know you can really afford to, but for a good cause. Oh and get your friends to tell their friends too. Thanks.

There will be a small fee to GET IN.

Mogwai have donated a signed Electro-Harmonix 'Mogwai Big Muff Pi' pedal for the auction. Only 100 of these were made, as promo items for the 'Rock Action' album in 2001.

A full list of prizes can be found on the forum

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Stuart video mixtape

We tracked down Stuart Braithwaite in the middle of his North America tour to give us his top fifteen songs of the now. The latest Mogwai album ‘Hawk is Howling’ cements their status as a classic band (though they would laugh in your face if you said that, thus the genius of Mogwai, punk rock influenced by Stockhausen). But it is true. Mogwai is rock’n'roll magic. The favoured adjective when describing Mogwai is “cinematic”. Each track projects imaginary films into your head. And Hawk is Howling red beams some heavy Philip K Dick home movies into your head. Ace.

ATP film trailer

Details on screenings in Seattle and Los Angeles, as well as the UK premiere in Edinburgh on 24th June:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Screenprinting posters for Los Angeles

From OMG! Posters:

Kevin Tong just posted a seriously epic and ultra-informative set of photos to his Flickr account. The set chronicles Tong’s process of printing his upcoming Mogwai poster. We are talking 74 pictures with meticulous notes. If you are at all interested in the screenprinting process, this link will interest you to no end. Also, you should probably start bugging Kevin about those test prints NOW, those should be pretty scarce.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

ATP film - UK premiere 24th June


Warp X is pleased to announce the UK premiere of All Tomorrow’s Parties at the Edinburgh International Film Festival screening on 24th and 25th June. All Tomorrow’s Parties is a kaleidoscopic journey into the parallel musical universe of the cult music festival of the same name.

All Tomorrow’s Parties is a DIY concert film featuring performances from an eclectic mix artists including: Battles, Sonic Youth, Belle And Sebastian, Patti Smith, Animal Collective, Grinderman, Iggy and the Stooges, Portishead, Mogwai, Slint, Grizzly Bear, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Gossip, Daniel Johnston and The Boredoms.

The film is a semi-found bricolage made from Super8, camcorder and mobile phone footage contributed by over two hundred filmmakers, fans and musicians over the festival’s recent history, with key contributions from co-director Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation) and cinematographer Vincent Moon (The Take Away Shows, Arcade Fire).

Future Cinema, in association with Warp Films, ATP & Synergy, will present the premiere of All Tomorrows Parties as part of a unique live cinema event at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 24th. The film will be screened and brought to life in an immersive and 360 degree musical experience, including live performances from very special surprise guests. A straight cinema screening will also take place in Edinburgh on the following day.
Tickets on sale Friday 8th May, 12pm.

24th June (HMV Picturehouse, Edinburgh - live music and film event):

25th June (Filmhouse 1, Edinburgh - film only):

Field Day comments inaccurate

Stuart has confirmed that Field Day is Mogwai's only English festival appearance in 2009, but not necessarily Mogwai's only English show in 2009.

FD is our only English festival but we haven't even thought about our touring plans for the rest of the year. If the person who put that post up works for the festival then i sincerely hope he checked his facts out as i for one do not like being told what my band is doing by strangers. SB
So there at least some hope of a UK tour this year.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sadly inevitable, let's hope it's not true

According to a post on the Drowned In Sound forum, Field Day Festival (London, 1st August) will be Mogwai's only English show in 2009.

If you're as pissed off about this as I am, please take the time to post a comment below. Seems very odd that The Hawk Is Howling doesn't merit a UK tour, and that there's been no UK tour since March 2006.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mogwai/Fuck Buttons tour CD

The last few remaining copies of 2008's Mogwai/Fuck Buttons tour CD are available from

Thanks Ben

Monday, May 4, 2009

Les Ardentes - 9th July


Les Ardentes Festival
Thursday 9th July

Thanks Jean-Paul and David.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

US tour posters

(Doublenaut's poster for the Toronto show)

The posters commissioned for the current US dates are a pretty spectacular collection already, and we're barely halfway through the tour. I've added images to the gigography (if anyone's seen images for the Asheville show and the third Brooklyn date, please let me know). Gigposters and OMG Posters! have more.

Update - from Stuart:

There are 25 for sale each night so folk should come early if they
want one.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Call for Brooklyn audience recordings

From Stuart on the forum:

Guys, we are reasonably urgently looking for good audience recordings of the 3 Brooklyn shows. We need to hear the shows to decide which songs to mix for the dvd/cd and mixing every song from all 3 nights would take ages.

Please get in touch if you can help.

Update: Did anyone tape on Monday (27th)? The other two shows have been sourced.

Some further info on this project from Stuart:
The plan is to do a dvd/cd and probably an lp too. the tracklisting will almost definitely be different as the fim makers were pretty specific about what songs they wanted to use and i doubt we'd have the same choices.