Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Field Day stage times

The official stage times for this Saturday's Field Day have just been published:

Field Day
Victoria Park
Hackney London, E9

Saturday 1st August 2009
11.30am - 10.30pm

Mogwai are scheduled for a 90 min headline set, 9pm - 10.30pm

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Chemikal Podsketch 7

Always entertaining, the newly-uploaded Chemikal Underground Podsketch (#7) comes with a couple of great stories (Martin Bulloch's attempts at social interaction with Low, and the MC5 playing a gig in a convent) and the very welcome news that Chemikal Underground have signed the immensely talented Adrian Crowley.

If you're new to these podcasts, I'd heartily recommend giving #5 a spin for some great acoustic tracks from Martin Henry of De Rosa (RIP)

Chemikal Underground

Sunday, July 26, 2009



PTYT 028
Release Date September 2009

Mogwai covering Suicide's 'Ghostrider'.
Part of a series of 10" vinyl releases. In keeping with the rest of the series, it appears that Mogwai will feature only on the a-side of the record.

More info to follow.

Thanks Nick and Stuart.

The Final Five

Mogwai debuted six tracks from 'The Hawk Is Howling' in Glasgow on 26th April 2008, and have been playing live in support of the album ever since. The final five shows for a while take place between 1st August and 8th August.

1st August
Field Day, Victoria Park, London, UK
Field Day
Mogwai play a 90 minute headline set

2nd August
All Points West, Jersey City NJ, USA
All Points West
Mogwai play the 'Bullet' stage, 19:05 - 19:55

3rd August
9.30 Club, Washington DC, USA
9.30 Club
Mogwai headline, support from Chris Brokaw

7th August
Summersonic, Tokyo, Japan
Mogwai play the Sonic Stage, 19:20

8th August
Summersonic, Osaka, Japan
Mogwai play the Sonic Stage, 18:40

Saturday, July 25, 2009

"Trulli helping earthquake victims"

Toyota's Italian driver Jarno Trulli visits the area around L'Aquila, which was devastated by an earthquake in April 2009.

Video here (UK only):
Soundtracked by 'Christmas Steps' and 'Helicon 1'

Thanks M.D.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Field Day - 1st August

Less than two weeks before Mogwai's only English summer festival show of 2009.

Field Day
Victoria Park,
Hackney London, E9

Saturday 1st August 2009
11.30am - 10.30pm

Mogwai are scheduled for a 90 min headline set.

There's some other folks playing too, amongst them Errors and Malcolm Middleton. Check the Field Day website for a full list.

Reports from Madstock, which took place in Victoria Park last weekend, suggest that the sound and organisation issues which dogged the last two Field Day events should have been sorted.

Get your tickets booked - you KNOW it makes sense. What could be more fun than being down the front after a few beers, singing along to 'Mogwai Fear Satan'? Or pulling some crazy shapes to the dance-tastic '2 Rights Make 1 Wrong'?

If you've contributed to Brightlight in the past, and you're attending this event, please get in touch (unless you've already done so by PM on the forum). And by 'get in touch', I don't mean leave an anonymous comment. There's an email address over there somewhere >>>>>>>>>

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Remember Remember on tour

Remember Remember set off on a British tour this weekend.

Sun, 19 Jul 2009 Matinee Show, The White Room, Sunderland
Tues, 21 Jul 2009 The Freebutt, Brighton supporting GROWING
Thurs, 23 Jul 2009 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds supporting GROWING, with
Quack Quack and Action Beat
Fri, 24 Jul 2009 Nice and Sleazy’s, Glasgow supporting GROWING with Nachtinsekten
Sat, 25 Jul 2009 Supersonic Festival, Birmingham
Sun, 26 Jul 2009 Cafe Oto, Dalston, London with Clorinde

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Zaragoza - 9th October

First Mogwai tour date for the autumn:

Festival Independiente de Zaragoza
Viernes 9 y Sábado 10 de Octubre
Sala Multiusos (c/ Violante de Hungría)
Zaragoza, Spain

Anyone know whether Mogwai are playing 9th or 10th?

Update: confirmed as 9th Oct

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mogwai at T In The Park

The BBC have kindly posted 'Hunted By A Freak' and 'Mogwai Fear Satan' from Sunday's headline set on the King Tuts stage at T In The Park on the BBC website. Watch it here:

'Mogwai Fear Satan' wasn't part of the original broadcast in the early hours of Monday morning, so its inclusion here is very welcome. The video posted on the BBC website is listed as 'Part 1' so hopefully the rest of the set may appear at some point?

Update: Part 2 up now - 'I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead' and 'Batcat'

Monday, July 13, 2009

Video interview with Barry

Barry was interviewed by STV at T In The Park this weekend:

Stuart on the current state of music journalism

As part of their 'Music Journalism R.I.P.?' series, Drowned In Sound asked Stuart for his thoughts. Read the article, and others from the series, here:

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mogwai on BBC TV tonight

Stuart on Twitter:

We'll be making a rare appearance on BBC TV tonight from T in the Park.
Mogwai play last on the King Tuts stage.

BBC3 has coverage from 8pm - 10pm and from 10.45pm - 12.15am

Update: 'Hunted', 'I know you are', 'You don't know jesus', 'Jim Morrison' and 'Batcat' were TV-broadcast at around 2am on 13th July 2009 as part of BBC3's 'red button' coverage of the festival. Anyone record this? Sadly the broadcast does not appear to be archived on the BBC iplayer.

Friday, July 10, 2009

The One That Didn't Get Away?

Gilles Peterson played a new Arthur Baker white label on his 'Worldwide' show yesterday morning (9th July) - [tracklist]

Credited as Arthur Baker & Pharaoh Sanders- ‘Spirituality’ (White Label), the track apparently includes contributions from 'members of Mogwai' and is most likely drawn from the sessions for Baker's (shelved?) album 'The One That Got Away' in 1999.

Listen again (until 15th July):
'Spirituality' starts around 43:20

Any further details gratefully received. A copy of the record would be even better!

Further details on Mogwai's work with Arthur Baker can be found here:

Thanks to Jack GG for posting this on the forum.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Rock Band

The campaign to get Mogwai into Rock Band continues - from Stuart:

Can everyone go to this link and say they want a Mogwai song in Rockband please?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Festival Beauregard

Did any Brightlight readers attend Festival Beauregard in Hérouville Saint Clair, France last Friday (3rd July)? Mogwai's setlist, reviews, photos are proving very elusive. By contrast, Youtube has video of every song from Pete Doherty's set from the same night.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mogwai at Rock Werchter - watch again?

For those reading this with a Belgian IP address, Mogwai's set at Rock Werchter yesterday was streamed live and appears to be archived.

Select 'Live & On Demand'
Select 'Saturday 4th'
Select the 'Pyramid Marquee' tab
and scroll through to 17:05

If anyone can provide a setlist (or even better, capture the stream), please get in touch.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Video interview with Barry

Barry was interviewed by Studio Brussel whilst at Rock Werchter earlier today.

Video here:

Update: Barry was also interviewed by BRF

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New album - 2011 tells us, via Babelfish, that Mogwai have reserved the early part of 2010 to work on a new album, and that nothing has yet been written. Apparently a producer and a studio for the album recording sessions have already been chosen, but the producer hasn't been asked yet?! The album is projected for release in 2011.

Any wild guesses on the identity of the producer then? Stuart appears to imply it's someone who will have plenty of time on their hands in 2010 - Gordon Brown? Max Mosley?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

DJing in Brussels

Barry and Stuart are DJ'ing at Café Maison du Peuple, Brussels on Saturday 4th July, following Mogwai's show at Rock Werchter earlier the same day.

Mogwai play the Pyramid Marquee at Rock Werchter (18:05 - 19:05), sandwiched between Regina Spektor, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Katy Perry and Grace Jones.