Sunday, December 26, 2010

'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will' pre-order

Keen to cash in on the Boxing Day sales boom, Mogwai's online shop now has six pre-order options for 'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will'

Limited edition boxset plus t-shirt
Limited edition boxset
Deluxe double CD plus t-shirt
Deluxe double CD
Limited edition double vinyl plus t-shirt
Limited edition double vinyl

Boxset contents:
- Double heavyweight vinyl LP in a gatefold sleeve.
- Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will double CD presented in deluxe packaging.
- Home Demos Bonus 12" EP featuring the following tracks:

1. Mexican Grand Prix (Demo)
2. George Square Thatcher Death Party (Demo)
3. San Pedro (Demo)
4. How To Be A Werewolf (Demo)
5. You're Lionel Ritchie (Demo).

- 4 x Mogwai art prints.
- 1 x Laser cut stencil. Only available as part of the boxed set.

No indication on whether boxset purchases also include high-quality downloads, as they did with 'Special Moves/Burning' earlier this year.

Will the pricing on these items change when the UK VAT increase kicks in (1st Jan 2011)?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Moscow - 7th April 2011



7th April 2011

'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will' in Japan

Mogwai's forthcoming album 'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will' is released in Japan on 2nd February 2011 by Hostess.

Digital Convenience (via Google Translate) suggests that the Japanese CD edition will include two bonus tracks AND a bonus CD. The bonus CD contains 'Music For A Forgotten Future (The Singing Mountain)', already announced as a bonus track on early editions in other territories.

Whilst full details on the various formats have yet to be published, the ever-helpful hmv japan has the previously-reported vinyl boxset (seemingly a double album plus cd package - presumably there's more to it than this if the asking price is 50 quid), a standard double album and limited double cd.

Update - the Japanese bonus tracks are:
Slight Domestic

Hasenheide also appears on the b-side of the 'Rano Pano' single.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mogwai to play 'Zidane' shows in 2011?

Stuart and Dominic were interviewed by Les Zindes during their recent European press trip.

Stuart seems to indicate that Mogwai will perform their soundtrack to the 'Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait' movie in the UK in the second half of 2011, with the possibility of further shows outside the UK if the UK dates go well.

A very exciting development, as only two tracks from the album have ever been played live (7.25 and Black Spider). The prospect of hearing 'Half Time' at full volume is filling me with pre-Christmas glee.

2011 is looking set to be a real vintage year for Mogwai fans. Bring it on.

Thanks to spuur for posting this on the forum.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

European tour support - RM Hubbert

RM Hubbert, recently signed to Chemikal Underground, will support Mogwai on their European tour in March/April 2011. The tour starts in Frankfurt on 6th March. RM Hubbert's last appearance will be Helsinki (5th April). Mogwai play one further show, in St. Petersburg on 6th April.

Friday, December 17, 2010

'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will' vinyl pre-order


Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will [VINYL] [Box set]
Price: £49.99
Released on February 14, 2011

Track Listings

Disc: 1
1. White Noise
2. Mexican Grand Prix
3. Rano Pano
4. Death Rays
5. San Pedro
6. Letters To The Metro
7. George Square Thatcher Death Party
8. How To Be A Werewolf
9. Too Raging To Cheers
10. You're Lionel Ritchie
11. Mexican Grand Prix (demo)
12. George Square Thatcher Death Party (demo)
13. San Pedro (demo)
14. How To Be A Werewolf (demo)
15. Dist Rev (demo)

Disc: 2
1. White Noise
2. Mexican Grand Prix
3. Rano Pano
4. Death Rays
5. San Pedro
6. Letters To The Metro
7. George Square Thatcher Death Party
8. How To Be A Werewolf
9. Too Raging To Cheers
10. You're Lionel Ritchie
11. Music For A Forgotten Future

"DistRev is the home demo of You're Lionel Richie" - thanks Dominic

Thanks to spuur for posting this on the forum.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

St. Petersburg - 6th April 2011


St. Petersburg

6th April 2011

Mogwai's first show in St. Petersburg

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mogcast #11
Hi people and a happy forthcoming Christmas to you all.

This month we have a very special guest. One of our favourite people and also one of our favourite musicians: Gruff Rhys. Gruff popped up to play us some records before his Glasgow concert last month. It was a lot of fun doing this one. I hope you enjoy it too.

- Stuart Braithwaite


1. Chris Carter – Clouds
2. La Dusseldorf – Rheinita
3. Konx-Om-Pax – Chevy Chase Mega Looper
4. Holger Czukay – Cool By The Pool
5. Fennesz – Endless Summer
6. Sonny and the Sunsets – Death Cream
7. Reverend Johnny L Jones – I Know I’ve Been Changed
8. Today’s People – He
9. Niki Manaj – Roman’s Revenge
10. Anagram Jam – Anagram Jam
11. EMAK – Film Musik
12. Angela Dean – World X
13. Baris Manko – Nick The Chopper

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Glasgow ticket auction

Mogwai have donated two tickets for their Glasgow show (Grand Ole Opry, 30th January 2011) to an auction raising funds for autistic twins Ben & Finlay.


Further info about the boys:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mogwai live session - 17th January

Mogwai are live in session on Vic Galloway's BBC Radio Scotland show on Monday 17th January 2011 (8pm - 10pm)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Thirty Century Man

Thirty Century Man

Antony Crook Shoots Record-Breaking Cyclist James Bowthorpe On the Road in Norway

James Bowthorpe is the round-the-world champion cyclist who beat the previous record by an epic 20 days. This summer he found himself in the isolated Norwegian countryside in the middle of a “white” night with director Antony Crook and stylist Glenn Kitson for Crook's film 30 Century Man. "We were so far north the sun never set. I wanted the film to somehow give a sense of what James had achieved and the idea of him being alone, somewhere wild and isolated,” says Crook, who was carrying new demos by Scottish alt-rockers Mogwai at the time of filming. Listening to “How to Be a Werewolf” on repeat while driving around looking for shoot locations, he says, seemed to fit perfectly with the landscape. When Mogwai saw the footage, the group decided to remix the song, tailor-making a version exclusively for the film. The result spectacularly captures the notion of circumnavigating the earth. “We found the perfect backdrop to tell this story of somebody who points his bike at the horizon and then doesn't stop pedaling. It's a film about never giving up,” says Crook.

Antony Crook is the photographer whose work appears on the cover of Mogwai's forthcoming 'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will' album.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mogwai 2-for-1 tickets

Academy Music Group are running a 2-for-1 promotion on tickets for selected shows for the next twelve days. In Mogwai's case, it's the dates at Bournemouth Academy (17th Feb 2011) and Leeds Academy (20th Feb 2011), meaning a pair of tickets will cost £20 plus booking fees.

Select 'General Admission - Promo' from the dropdown menu and enter the code '12Days'

Leeds: - promo tickets seemingly sold out
Select 'Stalls 241 Promo' from the dropdown menu and enter the code '12Days'

There doesn't appear to be a similar deal on tickets for the other Academy shows, in Bristol and London.

Thanks Geoff

'White Noise' on Radio 1

'White Noise, the opening track from Mogwai's forthcoming album 'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will' received its first public airing (as far as I'm aware) on Huw Stephen's BBC Radio 1 show last night.

Listen again:
Skip to 1:22:40

Thanks to only for posting this on the forum

Monday, November 29, 2010

Barry on FM4, Austria

"There should be an interview with Barry about the new Mogwai album, and his plans for running a new bar in Berlin, on FM4 (30.11.2010, 19:00-22:00 CET)

Thanks Markus

Mogwai in Tokyo - 2nd Feb 2011

Liquid Room

2nd February 2011

From Miyuki, via

"Pre-sale tickets, including t-shirt and CD pre-order of 'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will', available only through HMV Japan online from tomorrow (Tues 30th Nov) at noon (Japan time). The cost is JPY9,990 total (about £77)"

Mogwai's official Japanese website:

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mogwai on BBC 6Music (again)

Broadcast tomorrow (Sun 28th Nov) at midday:
Novelist Ian Rankin opens the Paperback Writers season with his pick of the best of 2010.
A Scottish theme runs throgh the show with tracks from Steve Mason, Belle & Sebastian & Mogwai.
Plus an insight in to the music that accompanies Ian as he sits behind a keyboard creating modern noir fiction.

(No mention of Mogwai being played, oddly)

Thanks Simon.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Rik Rawling 'The Silence' special offer

Back at the end of October, we reported that our Artzine 2009 winner, Rik Rawling, had compiled his Mogwai-inspired artwork as a paperback book titled 'The Silence'.

Lulu are running a 25% discount promotion on all items until 29th November. Checkout using the code CYBERUK305

Artzine 2009 was a joint Brightlight/unofficial Mogwai Forum presentation.

'Spoontest' - alternate version

As previously reported, Mogwai's third John Peel session, first broadcast in September 1998, is being repeated on Marc Riley's BBC 6Music show this week.

Tuesday night's track was 'Spoontest', but not the version featured in the original Peel session broadcast. This version features an additional vocal sample, which may well be film dialogue of some sort.

Listen again:
Scroll through to 50:38

Thanks James.

Update - the vocals could well have been a discussion taking place in the Marc Riley studio via a mic left open.

Monday, November 22, 2010

'Rano Pano' 7" update


"Rano Pano"

7" and download
Sub Pop [SP918]

Released January 18 2011.

Pre-order the 7" from Sub Pop:

From Stuart, in response to my query about whether the 7" would receive a UK release via Rock Action:
"Just Sub Pop, though I'm sure they'll export some over here"

Sub Pop website details on the new album:

Pre-orders not open yet, but likely pricing:
2XLP - $14
CD - $12

Mogwai on BBC 6Music

Mogwai's third John Peel session, first broadcast in September 1998, is being repeated on Marc Riley's BBC 6Music show this week.

'Rollerball' was broadcast tonight, meaning 'Kappa', 'Spoontest' (which became the central section of 'May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door') and 'Country' (the original title for 'Cody') will feature on the other shows this week.

These recordings of 'Kappa' and 'Country' are featured on the 'Government Commissions' BBC sessions album.

This session was notable at the time for being the first publicly-available recorded versions of songs which would be feature on 1999's 'Come On Die Young' album.

Thanks James.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

'Rano Pano' mp3 and Hardcore art

Photo by Antony Crook - anyone know where it is?

Update: Hudson River, NY
Thanks Martin

From Pitchfork:
Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, the new album from Scottish quiet-to-loud post-rock dons Mogwai arrives February 14 in Europe via Rock Action and February 15 in North America via Sub Pop. That's the elegant cover art above. And below, you can use a widget to download first single, the floaty five-minute instrumental "Rano Pano".

On January 18, Sub Pop will release that song as a 7" single, with non-album track "Hasenheide" as the B-side.

Pre-order the 7" from Sub Pop:
Mogwai’s seventh album and first for Sub Pop (we are thrilled) has the unbelievably great title Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, and will be released (again, by us, we’re Sub Pop) on Feb. 15, 2011. The a-side of this single, “Rano Pano,” is on that album and the b-side, “Hasenheide” is not. The cover art here is in the style of classic Sub Pop Singles Club singles. Welcome Mogwai.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mogcast #10
Hello people, its back to just me on my own some for this months podcast. I play lots of lovely records. I hope y’all enjoy it. I’m sure we’ll dig someone interesting up for the next one.


-Stuart Braithwaite

1. Oppenheimer Analysis – Radiance
2. Salem – King Night
3. Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced?
4. Empire Jubilee Quartet – Wade In The Water
5. Danie Higgs – Say God
6. Brian McBride – Chamber Minvet
7. Oneohtrix Point Never – Returnal
8. Factory Floor – A Lying (Chris Carter Remix)
9. Bardo Pond – Just Once
10. My Bloody Valentine – Feed Me With Your Kiss
11. oOoOO – Burnout Eyes
12. Papa M – I Of Mine
13. Link Wray – Batman

'Burning' Paddington?!

Burning - Australian Screening

There will be a screening of both Burning & Adelia, I Want To Love on 9th December at the Chauvel Cinema, Paddington Town Hall, Cnr Oxford St & Oatley Rd, Paddington, NSW, 2021(Oatley Rd entrance). Screening is at 6:30pm and for more information/tickets then click here

Mogwai play Primavera

Mogwai have been confirmed to play Primavera Sound in Barcelona next year. The festival takes place between 25th and 29th May 2011.

Other acts confirmed so far include Animal Collective, Belle & Sebastian, Broadcast, Fleet Foxes, Half Japanese, John Cale & Band + Orchestra perform PARIS 1919, Mercury Rev perform Deserter's Songs, Pulp, Suicide, Swans, The Flaming Lips and The National.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Errors 'Celebrity Come Down With Me' 12"

Errors remix 12" ‘Celebrity Come Down With Me’ gets a full release next Monday (15th November). The 12″ includes remixes from the likes of Mogwai, Gold Panda, The Field to name a few, and was previously available at recent shows.

The digital version includes an extra bonus remix from The Twilight Sad.

‘Germany’ (Wax Stag)
‘Sorry About Mess’ (Dam Mantle)
‘Beards’ (Moon Unit)
‘Bridge or Cloud’ (The Field)
‘Jolomo’ (Ceephax Acid Crew)
‘A Rumour In Africa’ (Gold Panda)
‘Supertribe’ (Mogwai)

Pre-order here:

Rock Action

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Aberdeen venue change

Mogwai's Aberdeen show (29th Jan 2011) has been moved from the Lemon Tree to the Music Hall due to demand.

The Glasgow show (30th Jan 2011) is sold out.

Yuck remix

Stuart's remix of Yuck's 'Rubber' can be found here:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Stuart Braithwaite solo show - London, 22nd Jan 2011

Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite is set to play a solo show as part of London's one-day Shhh! Festival early next year.

The event takes place at Cecil Sharp House in Camden on January 22.

The concept of the event is to create a quiet listening environment for fans, with "shhushers" set to be employed to keep tabs on any chattering audience members.

The Shhh! Festival line-up so far is:

Stuart Braithwaite
The London Snorkelling Team
Still Corners
Conquering Animal Sound
Dana Falconberry
Bleeding Heart Narrative
Judson Claiborne
The Last Dinosaur

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Scottish dates close to selling out

From Twitter:
mogwaiband: The January Scottish tour is very close to being completely sold out. Be quick if you haven't already got tickets and want to go.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Stuart on

"The album sounds like New Order pop songs."

Talking of sublime disco pop, Remember Remember's 'RR Scorpii' ep is out today on Rock Action

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Rik Rawling 'The Silence'

Many of our readers may remember that Rik Rawling was the winner of Brightlight's Artzine 2009 competition. Rik's winning entry, a painting titled 'I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead' can be found further down this post, and the other entries can be found here:

Rik has now compiled his Mogwai-inspired artwork as a paperback book titled 'The Silence'. It's on sale via the Lulu publishing website for £7:

Some notes from Rik:
I've finally published the series of Mogwai paintings I did 2008-9 in book form. Title: The Silence. The book is full-colour, 32 pages, wraparound cover (using burnt Bible found in the ashes of a bonfire) and I can attest to the production values being very high.

I've also published another book, a 20-year retorspective of my work preceding (and some just after) the Mogwai paintings that proved to be such a major turning point for me. Details here.

Now the tracklist for 'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will' has been released, I'll be doing a second shorter series of paintings to coincide with its release.

Artzine 2009 was a joint Brightlight/unofficial Mogwai Forum presentation.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

North American ticket pre-sale

Pre-sale tickets for Mogwai's North American shows in April and May 2011 are available here:

Stuart at Supersonic last weekend

In between DJing and introducing the Burning screening, Stuart was interviewed by The Quietus at last weekend's Supersonic Festival

Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai was our very special guest, hear him talk about the Festival, Mogwai's new LP, and his terrible fear of sponges.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Remember Remember to support Mogwai in Scotland

The new Remember Remember ep 'RR Scorpii' is released by Rock Action on 1st November. Find a free mp3 of 'Get Good' from the ep on

Remember Remember have been confirmed to support Mogwai at the five Scottish shows in January 2011.

On the subject of those Scottish dates, a number of the major ticketing websites have been overloaded with eager Take That fans today, resulting in server crashes etc. In particular, this seems to have affected the ever-impressive Seetickets, seemingly the only stockist for the Season Tickets for all five Scottish dates?

Update: the other three tracks from 'RR Scorpii' were broadcast on Subcity Radio's 'She Said' show this evening:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Further notes on today's tour dates

I stand to be corrected on any of this...

Earlier today, Mogwai announced a five-date tour of Scotland for January 2011, amongst a mountain of European, Japanese and North American dates. Full details here.

Since Mogwai last played Aberdeen, in August 1998, they've only played two Scottish headline shows outside Glasgow and Edinburgh - Rothesay (April 2001) and Inverness (May 2008). It appears highly likely that the January 2011 shows are Mogwai's first visits to Stirling, Paisley and Perth? Here's hoping a few folks dive on those Season Tickets.

Mogwai are breaking further new ground in amongst the 70 dates already announced for 2011 - first visits to Galway, Bournemouth, Nice, Gothenburg and Albuquerque.

Mogwai - 2011 tour dates

Mogwai will be bringing their awesome live show to a venue near you early next year, with shows across Scotland, Ireland, the UK, Europe, the US and Japan.

The band will begin their ‘world tour’ with a 5 show stint in their native Scotland before heading out to Japan, Ireland, UK, Europe and US. The band will play a one off show in Tokyo, Japan on February 2nd 2011 (more details to follow)

There will be a limited number of Mogwai Season Tickets allowing fans admittance to all 5 Scottish shows in January 2011 for a total cost of £65. More details on

Tickets for the new dates and Season Tickets go on sale Friday 29th October 2010 at 9am.

Tickets for the UK shows are available from
Brightlight would recommend you use this link instead of being fleeced for excessive booking and transaction fees, then offered shockingly poor customer service by Seetickets.


26 Jan: Tolbooth, Stirling ( / 01786 274000)
27 Jan: Paisley Town Hall ( 887 1010)
28 Jan: Perth Theatre, Perth ( 01738 621 031)
29 Jan: The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen (
30 Jan: Grand Ole Opry, Glasgow ( 0871 220 0260)
2 Feb: Tokyo, Japan (More details to follow)
13 Feb: Mandela Hall, Belfast ( 0844 847 2455)
14 Feb: The Live Lounge, Galway ( 0818 719 300)
15 Feb: Olympia Theatre, Dublin ( 0818 719 300)
17 Feb: Bournemouth O2 Academy ( 477 2000)
18 Feb: Cardiff University ( / 02920 230130)
19 Feb: Bristol O2 Academy ( / 0870 4444400)
20 Feb: Leeds O2 Academy ( / 0844 477 2000)
21 Feb: Edinburgh Picture House ( / 0871 220 0260)
23 Feb: The Regal, Oxford (
24 Feb: Birmingham Institute ( 264 3333, 477 1000, / 0843 221 0100)
25 Feb: Brixton O2 Academy London ( 0870 264 3333, 0207 734 8932, 0844 477 1000)
26 Feb: Manchester Academy ( / 0870 264 3333, / 0844 888 9991)
27 Feb: The Sage Gateshead ( 443 4661)


6 Mar: Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
7 Mar: Backstage, Munich, Germany
8 Mar: WUK, Vienna, Austria (
9 Mar: Estragon, Bologna, Italy (
10 Mar: Alcatraz, Milan, Italy (
11 Mar: Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland (
13 Mar: Den Atelier, Luxemborg (
14 Mar: Stollwerck, Cologne, Germany
15 Mar: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (
17 Mar: Trianon, Paris, France
18 Mar: Aeronef, Lille, France
19 Mar: La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
20 Mar: Transbordeur, Lyon, France
21 Mar: Theatre Lino Ventura, Nice, France
22 Mar: Le Bikini, Toulouse, France
24 Mar: Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
25 Mar: BBC, Caen, France
26 Mar: AB, Brussels, Belgium (
28 Mar: Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
29 Mar: Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
30 Mar: Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
31 Mar: Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark
1 Apr: Tradgarn, Gothenburg, Sweden
2 Apr: Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway (
3 Apr: Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden
5 Apr: Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland (


19 Apr: 9.30 Club, Washington DC
20 Apr: Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia
21 Apr: Webster Hall, New York
22 Apr: Webster Hall, New York
23 Apr: Paradise Rock Club, Boston
25 Apr: Olympia Theater, Montreal
26 Apr: Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto
27 Apr: Mr. Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh
28 Apr: St. Andrews Hall, Detroit
29 Apr: Metro, Chicago
30 Apr: Slowdown, Omaha
2 May: Bluebird Theater, Denver
3 May: In The Venue, Salt Lake City
5 May: Wonder Ballroom, Portland
6 May: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver
7 May: Showbox at the Market, Seattle
9 May: Regency Ballroom, San Francisco
10 May: Mayan Theater, Los Angeles
11 May: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach
13 May: Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque
15 May: Granada Theatre, Dallas
16 May: Stubbs Waller Creek, Austin
17 May: Warehouse Live, Houston
19 May: Workplay Theater, Birmingham
20 May: Center Stage, Atlanta

'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will'

‘Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will’
Label: Rock Action Records
Release Date: 14th February 2011 (15th February 2011 US Release)

Mogwai are set to push the boundaries of where art meets rock even further into the abyss with the announcement that their new album, ‘Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will’ will be released on 14th February 2011 on the band’s very own Rock Action Records.

‘Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will’, the band’s seventh album, was recorded over the summer at Chem 19 Studios, in Hamilton and mixed at The Castle Of Doom. ‘Hardcore’ is produced by Mogwai confidante Paul Savage (the man behind Mogwai’s exceptional 1997 ‘Mogwai Young Team’ album) and is the logical follow up to the band’s 2008’s magnum opus ‘The Hawk Is Howling’ and showcases Mogwai’s relentless devotion to duty and refusal to compromise sonically with it’s sheer brutally and distinctive subtle beauty.

The album will be released on February 15 2011 in the US where Mogwai have recently signed to the illustrious Sub Pop label for North America.


01 White Noise
02 Mexican Grand Prix
03 Rano Pano
04 Death Rays
05 San Pedro
06 Letters to the Metro
07 George Square Thatcher Death Party
08 How to Be a Werewolf
09 Too Raging to Cheers
10 You're Lionel Richie

There will also be a Limited Edition version of the album, which includes a bonus CD featuring a 26 minute long piece called ‘The Singing Mountain’ recorded for Douglas Gordon and Olaf Nicolai’s ‘Monument for Forgotten Future’ installation in Essen, Germany.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Further European tour dates

Two more Mogwai shows for March 2011:

19.03.11 Strasbourg, La Laiterie [Tickets]
20.03.11 Lyon, Transbordeur

Thanks Jean-Paul.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Mogwai in Europe - March 2011

Backstage, München, Germany
7 Mar 2011

WUK, Wien, Austria
8 Mar 2011

Presumably part of a wider European tour?


06.03.11 – Frankfurt, Mousonturm
07.03.11 – München, Backstage
08.03.11 – (AT) Wien, WuK
11.03.11 – (CH) Zürich, Rote Fabrik
14.03.11 – Köln, Stollwerck
28.03.11 – Hamburg, Grünspan
29.03.11 – Berlin, Postbahnhof

Apparently the dates were published on the PIAS website but have since been removed. Mogwai's deal with PIAS has ended, but they are still distributing Mogwai's records in Europe.

Thanks Markus.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mogcast 9

Mogwai and the Rock Action team are back agin this month and heaven forbid, its Barry and John in the driving seats! Mogcast 9 features slightly tipsy Mogwai members John Cummings and Barry Burns in a celebratory mood, coming in to record the podcast mere minutes after totally finishing mixing Mogwai seventh album. Music this time around includes Fad Gadget (pictured), Robbie Basho, Jaill and Umberto but no Paul Weller at all…

And by the way, Mogwai hit the road in February playing dates throughout the UK. The magnificent Factory Floor support them in Ireland whilst Twilight Sad see the band through England and Scotland. DJ support from Konx-om-Pax at all the uK tour dates. Can Hardly wait.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

'Burning' in Paris

Mogwai's 'Burning' live film screenings in Paris:

Elysees Biarritz Theatre
Paris, France

10th November 2010
7pm and 9pm

Hosted by Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai) and Nat Le Scouarnec (director). Q&A after the screening.

DiS 'Glasgow Day'

Drowned in Sound have run a series of articles on the Glasgow music scene today. Of particular interest:

Glasgow Day: Chemikal Underground

A Decade Of Glasgow Bands

Monday, October 18, 2010

New album mastering

Mogwai's new album, due for release on 14th February 2011, has been mastered by Greg Calbi in New York today.

Calbi has previously mastered 'Mr Beast', 'Zidane' and 'Rock Action' according to his profile

Friday, October 15, 2010

Regina (Mogwai remix)

Pitchfork have a free mp3 download of Stuart's remix of Finnish avant-pop band Regina

In related news, Stuart posted on Twitter this afternoon that he's remixing Superchunk tribute band Yuck.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New album - 14th Feb 2011

From a close friend of the band:
so, the new mogwai album will be out on valentine's day? I've always thought they were a bunch of romantic guys....

From Stuart:
hi kiko. i've got a few cats over here. could you please let them out of the bag for me please? :)

Presumably release date is February 15th in North America.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

February 2011 UK tour support

The Twilight Sad are opening for us on our February tour of England and Scotland. Factory Floor are opening at the shows in Ireland. Konx-Om-Pax will be DJing at all the dates. See youse there! Mogwai

In further good news, Stuart's confirmed that the new album is finished.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Irish shows in February 2011


Mandela Hall
Belfast, ND Sun 13/02/11

Radisson Hotel
Galway, IE Mon 14/02/11

Olympia Theatre
Dublin, IE Tue 15/02/11

Support at all Irish shows from Factory Floor.

Tickets on sale Thurs 7th October 2010.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Strings to their bow - recording and DJing

Mogwai were back at Chem19 in Blantyre yesterday, recording strings with Paul Leonard Morgan.

Stuart seems to be DJing a couple of nights a week at the moment. A couple of notable forthcoming engagements:

24th October - Supersonic Festival, Birmingham
Stuart's also picked a few favourites from the line-up:

31st December - ATP's New Year show in London
Sonic Youth/Shellac/The Pop Group/Factory Floor

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mogcast #8 - Errors and Twilight Sad

Mogcast 8: Errors and Twilight Sad In The Studio

This month we pass the reins onto Simon from Errors and James from The Twilight Sad. The two bands are about to go on a co-headline UK tour and you can get a sneak preview of how scintillating and electric the backstage banter will be. They also play some excellent records.

Catch them on Tuesday 12 October at The Liquid Room, Edinburgh.


- Stuart Braithwaite

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hunted By A Freak Noise: Mogwai War Stories

Stories from memorable Mogwai shows over the years, with contributions from Stuart Braithwaite, Aidan Moffat, James Graham (Twilight Sad), Gordon Moakes (Bloc Party) and many others.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mixing with Moccasynth and Blip

Barry Burns mixtape, August 2010:

1. Flashing – Goblin
2. Game and Performance – Deux
3. Maniac – John Maus
4. Polaroid/Roman/Photo – Ruth
5. The Cornubia – Beak
6. Quick Canal (feat Laetitia Sadier) – Atlas Sound
7. Million Angels – Severed Heads
8. Film 2 – Grauzone
9. The Bird – Pavan
10. Growls Garden – Clark
11. Black Rice – Women
12. In a Manner of Speaking – Tuxedomoon
13. Beams – Tape
14. House on Highland Ave – The Gun Club
15. Friendly Fires – Section 25

2 Rights Make 1 Wrong (i am blip's bastardisation):

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

'Burning' at Supersonic

Mogwai's recently-released live film 'Burning' screens as part of the ever-essential Supersonic Festival

Supersonic 2010 takes place in Birmingham, UK over the weekend of 22nd - 24th October. The line-up currently looks something like this:

77 BOA DRUM (Boredoms), Barn Owl, Black Sun Drum Corps, Blue Sabbath Black Fiji, Bong, Burning (Mogwai), Cave, Cloaks DJ set, Dead Fader, Demons (with Sick Llama), Devilman, Dosh, Drumcorps, Eagle Twin, Eastside Projects, Factory Floor, Fear Of Music, Fukpig, Gnaw, Gnod, Godflesh, Gods White Noise, Grand Union, Gum Takes Tooth, Hallogallo, Ikon Eastside, Jailbreak, James Blackshaw, Khyam Allami & Master Musicians of Bukkake present: Bosphorean, King Midas Sound, Lash Frenzy vs KK Null, Lichens, Melt Banana, Mugstar, Napalm Death, Necro Deathmort, Nicholas Bullen presents ‘Breach’, Nisennenmondai, OvO, Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides, PCM, People Like Us, Peter Broderick, Pierre Bastien + Male Instrumenty, Project Pigeon, Stinky Wizzleteat, Sublime Frequencies – Palace Of The Winds, Supersonic Noise Boxes, Swans, Tweak Bird, Voice Of The Seven Thunders, Zeni Geva

Tickets and further info:

Monday, September 13, 2010

Mogwai sign to Sub Pop


Mogwai sign to Sub Pop for North America

We are happy and proud to announced that Sub Pop Records are releasing our next studio album in North America. The album is currently being mixed in Glasgow at Castle Of Doom studios by Paul Savage for an early 2011 release. Rock Action Records will be releasing the record in Europe with Hostess releasing in Japan.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank and pay tribute to our previous American home Matador records. They remain great friends of the band and we want to thank them for everything they have done for us over the last 11 years and wish them all the best for the future.


As noted, mixing of the new album started today.

Update - from

This just in!

Sub Pop Records (that’d be us) will be releasing the next Mogwai album in North America. The new record will be out in the early-ish part of 2011. And, as longtime fans of the band, we are incredibly thrilled and honored to be working with them. We’ll post more news about this as we have it.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Part Chimp - new 7", UK dates with Torche

Part Chimp have a new 7" single 'You Decide / Big Bird' out on Gringo Records.
Brand spanking new Part Chimp recordings recorded at Dropout in late August 2010. Put to wax in time for their autumn tour of European cities. Features artwork designed by Chris Summerlin ( and screenprinted by Matt Gringo on to quality card sleeves. Comes with free download code to obtain digital versions of the tracks.

Part Chimp are currently in the middle of a European tour:

11 Sep | Bordeaux, FR | St Ex
13 Sep | Porto, PR | O Meu Mercedes
15 Sep | Toulouse, FR | Le Saint Des Seins
16 Sep | Paris, FR | Mains D’Oeuvres
17 Sep | Bruxelles, BE | Magasin 4
18 Sep | Antwerpen, BE | Scheldapen
19 Sep | Tilburg, ND | Incubate Festival
01 Oct | St Hilaire de Loulay, FR | Rock Fellah Rock
02 Oct | Hasselt, BE | Playfestival
03 Oct | Utrecht, ND | DB's

Part Chimp have also been confirmed as tour support for Torche's UK shows in November. This list may be incomplete, confirmation welcome.

Monday 22 November 2010 - Relentless Garage, London
Tuesday 23 November 2010 - Brudenell Social, Leeds
Wednesday 24 November 2010 - Stereo, Glasgow
Thursday 25 November 2010 - Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Matador at 21

Matador Records forthcoming 21st anniversary 6-CD boxset includes 'Helps Both Ways' (presumably the Come On Die Young version?), 'Kids Will Be Skeletons' and an unreleased live recording of 'Ex-Cowboy' from New York 1999

Full details:


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

More 'Burning' screenings

Two new 'Burning' screenings from Mogwai's Facebook page:

16th Sept - The Casbah, Charlotte, NC

3rd October - Ukrainian Federation, Montreal, Canada

These are in addition to those previously announced:

Sept 10 - Portland, OR @ Bagdad Theater

Sept 10 – New York, NY @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept 12 - Los Angeles @ Echoplex

Sept 14 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground (2 showings)

Sept 23 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Oct 3 - Montreal, QC @ Sherbrooke Pavilion

This would appear to suggest there are two screenings in Montreal on the same evening? Corrections welcome.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Mogwai - Metamo Festival, 4th September

Thanks to emicom for the setlist, and for his/her notes here:

YouTube video of 'How To Be A Werewolf', the second new song debuted in Glasgow last week:

Monday, August 30, 2010

Mogwai - Glasgow 29th August - setlist and photos

Thanks to James Good for the setlist.

Photos by Alex Woodward @ Crimson Glow Photography.

Mogwai's first show of 2010 took place at Stereo in Glasgow last night (Sunday 29th August), with all proceeds going to Lanarkshire Cancer Trust and to aid the victims of the floods in Pakistan.

The show saw the live debut of two new songs, listed on the setlist as 'Werewolf' and 'Sludger'. Youtube video of the latter at the end of this post. Apparently the first of these is actually titled 'How to Be a Werewolf'. Stuart introduced 'Sludger' as 'Rano Pano'.

Mogwai's longest UK show for at least two years culminated in a 30-minute 'My Father My King'. The second half of the set was notable for how little time Barry spent playing keyboards, instead treating the adoring throng to long periods of ear-torturing guitar noise whilst leaning casually against a pillar.

The show's speedy sellout meant that the posters produced by Tom Konx-Om-Pax were not needed, and they were given away at the end of the show.

Mogwai's second (and final?) 2010 show, at the Metamo Festival in Japan (4th September), should be well worth seeing.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

'Special Moves' update (27th August)

Download 'Mogwai Fear Satan' for free:


FACT mix 179: Mogwai
This Friday’s FACT mix is the work of Scottish post-rock legends Mogwai.

Formed in Glasgow in 1995, Mogwai this week released their first live package, taking in a concert recording, Special Moves and a DVD companion, Burning. It marks fourteen years of existence for the band, whose early albums Young Team and Come On Die Young represent some of the most influential music of the era – taking the long-form instrumentals of Louisville’s Slint, and injecting them with a very human, and very British melancholy and sense of humour, looking to their peers Arab Strap as well as the likes of The Cure and Fugazi for inspiration. Later in the decade, Mogwai would work with Andrew Weatherall, Alec Empire, The Manic Street Preachers and more.

The noughties would see Mogwai continue to hone their sound, reaching new peaks with tracks like ‘Glasgow Mega Snake’ and ‘Auto Rock’, while also moving into soundtracking, working with Clint Mansell on Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain and most notably, providing the score for Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, the film study of French football legend Zinedine Zidane.

Mogwai’s FACT mix was made by long-term member Barry Burns, and features The Fall, Fad Gadget, Tuxedomoon and more – you can read an interview with him about the mix and recent Mogwai goings on over the page. Special Moves / Burning is out now.

Clark – Absence
Jeunesse d’Ivoire – A Gift of Tears
Tuxedomoon – What Use
Fad Gadget – Arch of the Aorta
B-52s – Dirty Back Road
Deux – Game and Performance
New Order – Video 586
Severed Heads – Dead Eyes Opened
Fever Ray – Dry and Dusty
Snowy Red – Baby Tonight
Sardine – Stuck on You
Pere Ubu – Heart of Darkness
Can – Oh Yeah
The Fall – I Am Damo Suzuki

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

'Come On Die Young' reissue - spring 2011

As you may have noticed, Mogwai have been pretty damn busy of late. Writing and recording a new album, promoting the 'Special Moves/Burning' package, collaborating with Douglas Gordon and Alan Moore, remixing various folks, not to mention the exemplary autumn 2010 release schedule for Rock Action.

In the midst of all this, there was talk of Chemikal Underground doing a full reissue package for 'Come On Die Young', in similar vein to 2008's 'Mogwai Young Team' Deluxe Edition.

The 'Come On Die Young' project is still in the pipeline, but for completely understandable reasons has been pushed back to spring 2011, presumably some time after the new album is released (for our less avid readers, the new album is currently scheduled for release in February 2011).

You might want to leave space on the shelf next to the 'Young Team' and 'Special Moves' boxsets. Unless you're the sort of person who doesn't file their records alphabetically by artist, in which case you're a weirdo and I don't want you reading my blog.

Thanks Stuart.

'Special Moves' update (25th August)

Streams of the 11-track CD version of 'Special Moves':

Barry interview:

Drowned In Sound
Onion AV Club
Time Out NY
Simon Varwell

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

'Burning' podcasts on Soundcloud

Stuart was interviewed by Eddie Pearson for a series of three itunes-exclusive podcasts discussing Mogwai's 'Special Moves' live album and 'Burning' live film.

Eddie's kindly uploaded these to Soundcloud so non-itunes users can hear them:

"Worth noting that the sound quality isn't great. Stuart's cordless phone made him sound like he was down a well. That and the fact it all had to be done in 2 hours meant that the production values are pretty low."

'Burning' excerpts

Vincent Moon has posted some further comment on 'Burning' and four video excerpts on his blog:

Monday, August 23, 2010

New album recording progress

Dominic on Twitter:

FUCKING YES!! I have finished recording all my parts for the record. So I'm off home to have a celebratory whiskey and play Battlefield BC2.

Stuart on
"We've done like eight songs, but we're starting with the drums and the bass and stuff, so I haven't done that much," admits Braithwaite, who'd been outside playing badminton with Cummings before talking to, while their other bandmates worked inside the studio. "But I'm really happy with how it's sounding."

"I know some of the songs are faster than they were before, but we've got 21 songs so maybe we'll lose one and we'll add one of the slow ones," he says of the music. "It's hard to tell."

'Burning' screenings in Scotland this week

In addition to the ongoing programme of 'Burning' screenings across North America (full details on Mogwai's Facebook Events page), the film will be shown three times in Scotland this week:

Weds 25th August - Glasgow Film Theatre [9pm]

Thurs 26th August - Filmhouse, Edinburgh [3.15pm and 8.15pm]

'Special Moves' out today - reviews and interview

Mogwai's live album + film Special Moves/Burning is released TODAY - August 23rd in UK & Europe and August 24th in North America.

Barry interview:

Stuart interview:

Winnipeg Sun

Thanks Thom. Links to further reviews appreciated!

Update: has an exclusive 4-minute video trailer for 'burning', essentially fragments of the film cut to 'mogwai fear satan', and a brief interview with stuart.

Mogwai - Glasgow 29th August *sold out*

Tickets for next Sunday's Mogwai show in Glasgow went on sale at 11am this morning, and had sold out online by 11.10am. Over-the-counter tickets have also sold out.

Brightlight understands that the show is intended as a warm-up for Mogwai's headline set at the Metamo Festival in Japan (4th September), and as such is likely to be a full 90-minute set. Here's hoping!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mogwai - Glasgow, 29th August 2010

Mogwai + Moon Unit
Stereo, Glasgow
August 29th 2010, 8pm

Tickets on sale tomorrow (Monday):
and at Monorail, Glasgow 11am tomorrow.

Tickets are £10 and proceeds will be going to Lanarkshire Cancer Trust and aid to the victims of the floods in Pakistan.

Mogwai and Noj DJs at after show at Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow.

Friday, August 20, 2010

'Burning' DVD bonus

Mogwai - Mogwai Fear Satan from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Mogwai's live album + film Special Moves/Burning is released on August 23rd in UK & Europe and August 24th in North America.

Seems the DVD includes an additional 12-minute bonus feature: 'Mogwai Fear Satan: Live At Reims', presumably the film above. This was previously posted on La Blogotheque in early 2009 and shot at La Cartonnerie, Reims on 14th Feb 2009.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Luke Sutherland at Chem19

Luke Sutherland joined Mogwai at Chem19 studios today, to record violin parts for the new Mogwai album.

I stand to be corrected on this, but I'm pretty sure this is Luke's first contribution to a Mogwai album since 'Happy Songs For Happy People'? Hopefully this means he'll also be appearing at Mogwai live shows in 2011.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

'Special Moves' stream, free 'Two Rights' download

Mogwai's live album + film Special Moves/Burning is released on August 23rd in UK & Europe and August 24th in North America.

The whole album is being streamed by as their 'Album Of The Week'

The Quietus have 'Two Rights Make One Wrong' as a free download.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Twilight Sad 'The Wrong Car' ep


The Twilight Sad follow their incredible ‘Forget The Night Ahead’ album with a new EP that leads with two brand new songs – ‘The Wrong Car’ and ‘Throw Yourself In The Water Again’ - from the original album sessions, and two remixes from friends Mogwai - who tackle recent single, ‘The Room’ - and Errors, who give album opener ‘Reflection Of The Television’ a distinct makeover. The latter were returning the favour after Twilight Sad’s Andy MacFarlane mixed their track ‘Bridge Or Cloud’ down to an economical glitch earlier in the year.

Track List:
The Wrong Car
Throw Yourself In The Water Again
The Room (Mogwai Remix)
Reflection Of The Television (Errors Remix)

Released 27th September on 12" and download. Pre-order at the link above.

Whilst we're doing Rock Action...

In addition to Mogwai's 'Special Moves', Envy's 'Recitation', Errors 'Celebrity Come Down With Me' and the vinyl edition of Part Chimp's 'Thriller', Rock Action has another couple of autumn 2010 releases:

rockact51cd - Afrirampo - WE ARE UCHU NO KO
rockact52 - Remember Remember - RR Scorpii (Ltd heavy pressed 12" featuring brand new tracks recorded this summer)

Gimme a label with a better forthcoming release schedule. OK, don't, it's impossible.

Envy album 'Recitation' - 22nd September


Envy has completed their new album "Recitation". It will go on sale on September 22nd in Japan and Europe, and October 12th in the US. It is also confirmed to be released soon after in Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, etc. We have spent a lot of time making this, turned out pretty good. 12 tracks all together. Hoping everyone enjoys it as much as we did making it. We will be touring the US in September and Japan in November. Planning on going to Asia and Europe in 2011 as well. Hope you guys enjoy the new album and make it out to our shows.

We have finally confirmed our US tour, haven't been to the states since 2006! We'll be performing both new and old songs. Looking forward to seeing you all in Septemeber!!

09/25/10 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
09/26/10 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
09/28/10 Allston, MA @ Harper's Ferry
09/29/10 Providence, RI @ Jerky's Live Music Hall
09/30/10 New York, NY @ Santos Party House
10/01/10 New Haven, CT @ Lily's Pad at Toad's Place
10/02/10 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee's
10/04/10 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
10/05/10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
10/06/10 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
10/07/10 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
10/08/10 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
10/09/10 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
10/10/10 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
10/12/10 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
10/13/10 Ogden, UT @ The Basement
10/15/10 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/16/10 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
10/18/10 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
10/19/10 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/20/10 West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
10/22/10 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
10/23/10 Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
10/25/10 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
10/26/10 Austin, TX @ Emo's Alternative Lounging

rockact53cd - Envy - Recitation (available on CD, heavy-pressed 2 x LP, download)

Part Chimp tour and release(s?)

Part Chimp's 'Thriller' album, originally released on CD by Rock Action in September 2009, is to get a limited vinyl release this autumn. The band are heading out for a European tour through September, dates here. Hopefully UK dates to follow?

Also very pleasing to hear that Part Chimp have been in the studio recording new songs recently.

'Burning' screenings update

Stuart was interviewed about Mogwai's concert film 'Burning' a couple of weeks back:

Update: and here -

There have been a number of changes to the list of forthcoming North American screenings. The schedule below is taken from Mogwai's Facebook events page

Aug 21 - Orlando, FL @ Park Ave CD's - 2916 Corrine Drive
Aug 23 - Seattle, WA @ Northwest Film Forum
Aug 23 - Dallas, TX @ Good Records - 1808 Lower Greenville Ave
Aug 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Aug 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Cinematheque
Aug 26 - Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theater Tickets
Aug 26 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
Aug 28 - Long Beach, CA @ Art Theatre of Long Beach
Aug 29 - Chicago, IL @ Smart Bar
Sept 2 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot

Sept 4 - San Francisco @ Roxie Theater

Sept 10 - Portland, OR @ Bagdad Theater

Sept 10 – New York, NY @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept 12 - Los Angeles @ Echoplex

Sept 14 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground (2 showings)

Sept 23 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Oct 3 - Montreal, QC @ Sherbrooke Pavilion

New album recording sessions

Now into their third week, recording sessions for Mogwai's seventh studio album commenced at Chem19 Studios in Blantyre (near Glasgow) on Monday 2nd August, with Paul Savage at the controls. The album will be mixed at Castle Of Doom in October. Apparently 10 weeks of studio time has been booked over the next few months. The album is currently scheduled for release in February 2011.

The band are doing a great job of documenting what they're up to, as noted by Drowned In Sound last week:

Forum member Jontosh has kindly created a Twitter list compiling all the bands accounts:

Mogwai's Facebook photo album


In amongst all the food chat, there has been the occasional snippet on musical progress.

Stuart (2nd August):
End of the 1st day back in the studio with Paul Savage since mixing Mogwai Young Team. Very happy.

mogwaiband (3rd August):
We recorded 3 songs today. Never been done before and probably never will again.

Dominic (3rd August):
Drums, bass and guitar for the first tune are now done. Moving on to John's now obligatory face melter. Working title "Batman"

Martin (6th August):
First studio injury! Pulled muscle in my arm. Should be fine by Monday. Rest of Friday off, hmmmmm..... what to do? I think I'll have a beer

Stuart (6th August):
"Speed, Weed and Meade" has just been mooted as a possible album title.

Stuart (12th August):
Barry should write a book on inappropriate studio behaviour

Stuart (13th August):
Massive pile of pedals from Dunlop/MXR/Way Huge arrived today. I fucking love my job. I got a mxr flanger, phaser, tremelo and a fuzzface.

Dominic (16th August):
Martin has just finished doing all his drums for the record. Lucky bastard.

Stuart (22nd Sept):
About to sing a really fucking depressing song you'll all be glad to hear i'm sure. Race against time to get miserable vocal recorded before leaving for the Celtic game.

Mogcast #7
This month we have a serious lack of guest action and its just little old me. Probably just as well as at the rate we’re going to end up having the waiters at our favourite eateries choosing records as we run out of musical friends. Hope you like it!
- Stuart Braithwaite

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Live mp3 download of the week #6

Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home

Fireside Bowl, Chicago IL
25th May 2002

Last week's offering was a recording of 'Batcat' from 2008.

'Burning' podcast - part 1

Part one of new Mogwai podcast featuring Stuart discussing the making of the 'Burning' DVD:

Does anyone know if this is available anywhere other than itunes? It would be good to hear it.

'Burning' online for the next 24 hours


Thanks Markus

Update: it's gone.

'Special Moves/Burning' reviews

Mogwai's live album + film Special Moves/Burning is released on August 23rd in UK & Europe and August 24th in North America.


Feedback seems very positive amongst the reviews published so far. A small sample (I'll add to this list as more appear):
Norman Records

And a more negative view:

No doubt there are others around - please pass on links in the 'Comments' below.

Some music magazines tend not to post their reviews online (Mojo, Uncut for example). If anyone has time to transcribe these, I'd very much appreciate this.

Errors 'Celebrity Come Down With Me' ep

To coincide with their co-headline tour with The Twilight Sad, Errors are to release a limited 12″ of remixes from their latest album ‘Come Down With Me’. The 12″, which will includes remixes from the likes of Mogwai, Gold Panda, The Field to name a few, will be available during the tour and in a number of independent record shops.

A digital version of the LP will include an extra bonus remix from The Twilight Sad.

‘Germany’ (Wax Stag)
‘Sorry About Mess’ (Dam Mantle)
‘Beards’ (Moon Unit)
‘Bridge or Cloud’ (The Field)
‘Jolomo’ (Ceephax Acid Crew)
‘A Rumour In Africa’ (Gold Panda)
‘Supertribe’ (Mogwai)

Upcoming live dates//

14 // SKIPTON // Moor Music Festival
15 // LEICESTER // Summer Sundae Festival

9 // READING // South Street
10 // BOURNEMOUTH / Sixty Million Postcards
11 // ISLE OF WIGHT // Bestival
12 // SALISBURY // End of the Road festival
29 // ABERDEEN // The Lemon Tree – with The Twilight Sad
30 // DUNDEE // Doghouse – with The Twilight Sad

1 // STIRLING // Tolbooth – with The Twilight Sad
4 // NEWCASTLE // Cluny – with The Twilight Sad
5 // NOTTINGHAM // Stealth – with The Twilight Sad
6 // MANCHESTER // Deaf Institute – with The Twilight Sad
7 // LONDON // XOYO – with The Twilight Sad
9 // BRIGHTON // Audio – with The Twilight Sad
10 // BRISTOL // Fleece – with The Twilight Sad
11 // LEEDS // Cockpit – with The Twilight Sad
12 // EDINBURGH // Liquid Room – with The Twilight Sad

Rock Action

Friday, July 30, 2010

'Burning' poster competition results

Congratulations to cead for his winning entry in the competition to design a poster for the Brooklyn screening of Mogwai's 'Burning' live film.

The other entries can be viewed here:

North American screenings for 'Burning':
Aug 23 - Seattle, WA @ Northwest Film Forum
Aug 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Aug 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Cinematheque

Aug 26 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall

Aug 27 - Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theatre

Aug 28 - Long Beach, CA @ Art Theatre of Long Beach
Aug 29 – Chicago, IL @ Smart Bar
Sept 2 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot

Sept 4 - San Francisco @ Roxie Theater

Sept 10- Portland, OR @ Bagdad Theater

Sept 11 – New York, NY @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept 12 - Los Angeles @ Echoplex

Sept 14 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground (2 showings)

Sept 23 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mogcast #6

This month Martin is joined by an old friend of Mogwai and the Rock Action clan, Aidan Moffat. Aidan will preview some of his new tracks as well as inform us of his immediate musical plans.

There will also be two exclusive Rock Action songs from the land of the rising sun. Music from MIA, Warsaw, Plank!, Wooden Shjips and from long term RM fave, Aidan Moffat himself. Enjoy!

News of new Rock Action signings Afrirampo, and a new track from Envy.

UK tour - the full list

Mogwai - UK Dates (February 2011)
We're about to head into the studio with Paul Savage to record our new album however before we do that we wanted to announce some UK dates happening in February.
Here they are:

17.02.11 Bournemouth O2 Academy
18.02.11 Cardiff University
19.02.11 Bristol O2 Academy
20.02.11 Leeds O2 Academy
21.02.11 Edinburgh Picture House
23.02.11 The Regal, Oxford
24.02.11 Birmingham Institute
25.02.11 Brixton O2 Academy
26.02.11 Manchester Academy
27.02.11 The Sage Gateshead

A limited number of pre-sale tickets are available for these shows via our online store from 9am on 29th July and will go on general release on Saturday 31st July at 9am.

Tickets on sale now.

A proper UK tour - yay!

Further additions to the dates listed below:

Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 PM
at O2 Academy Bournemouth, England - South
On sale: Saturday, July 31 at 9:00 AM

Saturday, February 19 at 7:00 PM
at O2 Academy Bristol, England - South
On sale: Saturday, July 31 at 9:00 AM

Sunday, February 20 at 7:00 PM
at O2 Academy Leeds, England - North and Northeast
On sale: Saturday, July 31 at 12:00 PM


Seetickets has a further date:

The Regal
WED 23/02/2011

So we're now up to eight dates between 17th and 26th February, with a couple of gaps to be filled too. Looking good, looking good. Anyone seen any more?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Edinburgh - 21st Feb 2011

HMV Picturehouse

21st Feb 2011


Mogwai - English mini-tour - February 2011

Following on from Stuart's comments during the Q&A yesterday, ATP have confirmed three Mogwai shows for February 2011.


ATP Concerts by arrangement with Art & Industry are very happy to present three UK shows from Mogwai in February 2011. They will play Birmingham Institute, London Brixton Academy and Manchester Academy from the 24th-26th February. Tickets go on general sale this Saturday 31st July from 9am. Full info on all three shows below...


ARTIST: Mogwai
VENUE: Birmingham Institute, Birmingham, UK
DATE: Thursday 24th February 2011
VENUE ADDRESS: Birmingham Institute, 78 Digbeth High Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DY
VENUE TELEPHONE: 0844 248 5037
DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm
CURFEW: 11.00pm




ARTIST: Mogwai
VENUE: Brixton Academy, London, UK
DATE: Friday 25th February 2011
VENUE ADDRESS: Brixton Academy, 211 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SL
VENUE TELEPHONE: 020 7771 3000
AGE RESTRICTIONS: All ages. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult and purchase seats in the Circle Balcony.
DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
CURFEW: 11.00pm




ARTIST: Mogwai
VENUE: Academy, Manchester, UK
DATE: Saturday 26th February 2011
VENUE ADDRESS: Manchester University Students Union, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR
VENUE TELEPHONE: 0161 275 2930
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 14+ (under 16's to be accompanied by an adult)
DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm
CURFEW: 11.00pm



Thanks Sean.

Whilst news of Mogwai shows is always welcome, it's disappointing to see so little imagination/variety/call it what you will in Mogwai's UK touring itineraries over the last five years.
[NB - these comments were made when it appeared that that the UK tour would consist only of the three dates listed above, and are unreservedly withdrawn in the light of the seven further dates confirmed subsequently - Rob]

Unless they've radically altered the interior during the recent refurbishment, Birmingham Institute is markedly smaller than the other two venues and should be first choice for those wanting to avoid the enormo-barns.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

UK tour announcement this week

Am I hearing things, or did Stuart just say that Mogwai are announcing a UK tour later this week? Great news if so, let's hope it's not just three enormo-shows. Four and a half years since the last UK tour, after all.

Mogwai 'Burning' live film - virtual screening

Pre-order 'Special Moves/Burning':

The hashtag for the event is #mogwaiburning.
Mogwai's Twitter is @mogwaiband
Q&A with Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite and the film's director Vincent Moon will follow the film

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Live mp3 Download Of The Week #4

Live at Tavastia, Helsinki
July 6th 2006

This process seems to be working now. I've asked for the folks organising this to provide me with some code for the second mp3, 'Friend Of The Night', as this seems to have been missed by many people.

Friday, July 23, 2010

'Special Moves' competition on exclaim are running a competition to win a copy of the deluxe box set edition of Mogwai's forthcoming 'Special Moves/Burning' live album and DVD.

They also have an updated list of North American screenings for 'Burning':
Aug 23 - Seattle, WA @ Northwest Film Forum
Aug 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Aug 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Cinematheque

Aug 26 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall

Aug 27 - Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theatre

Aug 28 - Long Beach, CA @ Art Theatre of Long Beach
Aug 29 – Chicago, IL @ Smart Bar
Sept 2 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot

Sept 4 - San Francisco @ Roxie Theater

Sept 10- Portland, OR @ Bagdad Theater

Sept 11 – New York, NY @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept 12 - Los Angeles @ Echoplex

Sept 14 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground (2 showings)

Sept 23 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

This list has undergone considerable changes over the last few weeks - anyone know if there's a definitive list out there anywhere?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

'The Singing Mountain' sings on 11th September

Following our previous post on Mogwai's recent/forthcoming collaboration with Douglas Gordon, Dimi from got in touch yesterday to pass on the news that 'The Singing Mountain' will make its debut on 11th September.

A reminder, for those who missed the first post:

EMSCHERKUNST.2010, the biggest art project of the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010, includes a work entitled 'Monument For A Forgotten Future" by Olaf Nicolai and Douglas Gordon with Mogwai

Further info here and here. The second of these links includes mention of 'The Singing Mountain', a new Mogwai track recorded in April 2010 for the project and due to receive a full release at the end of the project - maybe even this year?