Sunday, November 29, 2009

Artzine 2 - deadline TOMORROW

One final reminder - the Artzine competition (that's a photo of the first prize above) closes tomorrow (30th Nov).

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Skinny's 'Scottish Albums of the Decade'

Barry's written a piece on De Rosa's (excellent) 'Prevention':

The rest of this list should be worth a look, given that they've already included Uncle John & Whitelock's 'There Is Nothing Else', one of my personal favourites of the last decade.

Update: 'Happy Songs For Happy People' at no.14,

Arab Strap's 'The Red Thread' at no.12. Some good picks so far.

Update 2: 'Mr. Beast' at no.10

ATP film on DVD - the perfect Christmas present

So the ATP movie, featuring Mogwai, is out now on DVD.

The press response so far has been great, if you're curious you can check the archive here:

Also, news of the film can be found here:


ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES movie, featuring Mogwai, out now!

All Tomorrow’s Parties is a kaleidoscopic journey into the parallel musical universe of cult music festival, and Mogwai feature alongside Belle And Sebastian / Grizzly Bear / Sonic Youth / Battles / Portishead / Daniel Johnston / Grinderman / Lightning Bolt / David Cross / Animal Collective / The Boredoms / Akron/Family / Slint / the Yeah Yeah Yeahs / the Gossip / Iggy and the Stooges / Shellac / Patti Smith and many others

Order the DVD now from [£17.99 inc shipping]

EXTRAS include:

- 40 page full colour booklet, including 10 years of ATP artwork and programme introductions, and slipcase packaging.
- over 50 minutes of full length performances
- commentary from ATP promoters Barry Hogan and Deborah Kee Higgins

- the DVD is also a key that can be used to unlock exclusive bonus content online, including Vincent Moon's footage from ATP New York (also featuring Mogwai), more full length performances and lots more

Here are some of the latest reviews...

CRITICS PICK, "Part concert film, part rebel manifesto." - LA Weekly

"Visually dazzling......" - Variety

**** "A kaleidoscopic good times montage" - Time Out

**** "Ten years of the art-rock weekender, stylishly summarised in an avant-garde but hugely enjoyable rock-doc. Hair-raising, the excitement is palpable, you’ll be champing at the bit." - Mojo

**** "Always beautiful and never boring...the perfect birthday present for a great festival...a gift that keeps on giving." - Uncut
As previously noted, there are a number of cheaper buying options.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Friend at 46

After last week's '66th Best Album Of The Noughties' for 'The Hawk Is Howling', has 'Friend Of The Night' as the 46th Best Track Of The Noughties.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Glasgow PodcART - episode 39

Episode 39: PodcART Young Team

11.18.2009 | Podcast

Welcome to a very special podcast for us and we are sure for many other people. For many of us involved in PodcART we have been Mogwai fans since the band started. This week we are lucky enough to have Stuart Braithwaite from the band guesting with us. He joins Sean, Halina, Ally, Nicola and Louise for the usual innuendo filled banter, music chat and an idea of what is happening next with Mogwai.

We have to say an enormous thank you to Stuart for joining us. It is certainly a milestone since the beginning and he lived up to being a an interesting and highly amusing gent.

Update: the podcast is 93 mins long, music tracklist on the Glasgow PodcART link above. Main items of Mogwai 'news':

'Burning' is likely to be screened at the Glasgow Film Festival [18th - 28th Feb 2010]

Current plan for 2010 is writing new songs (spring), recording (summer), mixing (autumn) for a tentative release in spring 2011. They're actively avoiding taking bookings for live shows in 2010.

There's some stuff about pedals.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hawk at 66

In a rare lapse of good taste, has 'The Hawk is Howling' at no.66 in 'The Top 100 Greatest Albums Of The Decade'

Not quite sure how they managed to miss 'Happy Songs For Happy People' or 'Zidane', but at least Mogwai get some recognition.

Easy criticism maybe, but apparently the best 20 albums of the last decade were all made by white people, only two of them by women.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Stuart Braithwaite on Dear Scotland

The Dear Scotland blog has a new interview with Stuart Braithwaite.

Stuart's also nominated in their 'Scotland's Greatest Ever Guitarist' poll - get voting! He's second at the moment on 20%, behind Stuart Adamson (The Skids, Big Country)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

ATP film - DVD release announced

Following our buyers guide, the official release date for the 'All Tomorrow's Parties' has been announced as 9th November (for direct sales from Warp Films) and 16th November elsewhere.

Warp Films have a number of options:
DVD (PAL) + free A2 poster + free shipping (£17.99)
DVD (NTSC) + free A2 poster + free shipping (£17.99)
DVD (PAL) + photography book (£39.99)

A reminder that HMV and Amazon have considerably cheaper options: - DVD £13.19 inc free delivery. - DVD £12.99 inc free delivery.

Update: from
DVD extras include a 40 page full colour booklet including 10 years of ATP artwork, promoters commentary and almost an hour of full length performance cuts. The DVD can also be used to unlock exclusive bonus content online.

The exclusive online content includes 'From Ghosts' film premiered on Pitchfork a few weeks back.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Burning #2


Hello folks. The world premiere of our live film from our Brooklyn shows this year by Vincent Moon and Nathanaël Le Scouarnec premieres at the Copenhagen Documentary festival on the 13th of this month (November). I'm also going to be djing afterwards. The film has a working title of Burning and will be released together with our first live album recorded at the same concerts called Special Moves on Rock Action Records. Keep checking in for tracklist information and other news about the project.Oh, there's also now an official Mogwai twiter which is Cheers! Stuart

Further info/tickets:

'Burning' lasts 50 minutes and is paired with 'Adelia, I Want To Love', the Vincent Moon/Teresa Eggers film from the DVD accompanying 'The Hawk Is Howling'.

Seems the world premiere isn't 13th November - there's an earlier screening on 7th November, according to the link above.


Monday, November 2, 2009

"What's air?"

Rock Action Records recording artistes Errors release their second album in February 2010.

Live dates in Glasgow (25th Feb) and London (4th March):

Update: Errors - 'Come Down With Me'. New album due for release 15th February 2010 on CD, Ltd edition Gatefold Vinyl and digital download.