Sunday, January 31, 2010

'Burning' Italian premiere


The Italian premiere of 'Burning' takes place in Milan on Monday 1st February at Teatro Franco Parenti. The screening will be attended by the films directors and takes place at 8:30pm. The event has already sold out in advance.

Please get in touch if you see details on any further screenings.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Burning/Special Moves confusion

If my email inbox, and the comments on this blog, are anything to go by, there's a degree of confusion around Mogwai's forthcoming Burning/Special Moves live releases. Hopefully this might clarify things:

'Burning' is a 50-minute live film by Vincent Moon and Nataniel La Souanec, comprising footage shot over three nights at sold-out shows in Brooklyn on April 27th, 28th and 29th 2009 at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg. The songs featured in the 'Burning' film are:

- The Precipice
- I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead
- Hunted By A Freak
- Like Herod
- New Paths to Helicon pt1
- Mogwai Fear Satan
- Scotland's Shame
- Batcat

'Special Moves' is a live album, comprising of audio recordings made over three nights at sold-out shows in Brooklyn on April 27th, 28th and 29th 2009 at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg. There are two versions of 'Special Moves':

Deluxe triple vinyl box set - 17 tracks, tracklist here

CD - 11 tracks, tracklist here. The six extra tracks featured on the vinyl version of 'Special Moves' will be available as a free download to those purchasing the CD.

Both vinyl and CD versions of 'Special Moves' will accompanied by a DVD of the 'Burning' live film.

'Special Moves' is neither a film nor a DVD.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Errors pre-orders

Errors "A Rumour In Africa" 7" is available to pre-order from the Rock Action shop now, as is the album.

Errors 'Come Down With Me' album and 'Rumour In Africa' pre-order:
Digipack CD -
Gatefold LP -
Split Coloured 7" -

Tracklist for album:
- Bridge or Cloud?
- A Rumour In Africa
- Supertribe
- Antipode
- The Erskine Bridge
- Sorry About The Mess
- Germany
- Jolomo
- The Black Tent
- Beards

a: A Rumour In Africa
b: Beat The Bookies

Friday, January 22, 2010

Come On Die Young reissue - 2010

Mogwai confirmed some time ago that they were working on a reissue of 1999's 'Come On Die Young'.

From today's Chemikal Underground mailout:
Our fifteenth year will feature a variety of shows and events, details of which we've not quite figured out ourselves, but you can be pretty sure of live shows up and down our sceptered isle along with a number of special reissues including a revamping of Mogwai's Come On Die Young as well as The Delgados Great Eastern.
There's also some Arab Strap reissues on the way, including a potentially-spectacular boxset.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Photos from Stuart's show last Sunday

Some great photos from Stuart's solo show at Mono, Glasgow last Sunday (17th Jan) can be found here:

Thanks to Alex/Crimson Glow

Big news day - further Burning news

NME interviews Stuart about the Special Moves/Burning release:

Stuart suggests on Twitter that there will be an HD download option for 'Burning'

Pitchfork tells us that the first confirmed US screening takes place at Lincoln Hall, Chicago on March 7 as part of CIMM Fest

Big news day - Special Moves

Special Moves - track list and MP3 giveaway

Mogwai's first live album will be released on Rock Action Records this spring. Released alongside the live film Burning. The formats will be CD and DVD and limited deluxe triple vinyl box set which will also include the dvd of Burning, set lists and a poster. The artwork was designed by Aidan Moffat.

To mark the announcement of the full tracklisting for this release Mogwai will be giving away a free MP3 of the song 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong taken from the Special Moves live CD via the minisite

The track list for the the cd/dvd version is:

- I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead
- Friend Of The Night
- Hunted By A Freak
- Mogwai Fear Satan
- Cody
- You Don't Know Jesus
- I Know You Are But What Am I
- I Love You, I'm Going To Blow Up Your School
- 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
- Like Herod
- Glasgow Megasnake

The track list for the vinyl version is

- I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead
- Friend Of The Night
- Hunted By A Freak
- Mogwai Fear Satan
- Cody
- You Don't Know Jesus
- I Know You Are But What Am I
- i Love You, I'm Going To Blow Up Your School
- 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
- Like Herod
- Glasgow Megasnake
- Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home
- Scotlands Shame
- New Paths To Helicon Part 1
- Batcat
- Thank You Space Expert
- The Precipice

The extra songs featured on the vinyl release will be available as a free download with the CD.

Big news day - Burning UK premiere

"Burning" - UK Premiere
The UK premiere of the Mogwai live film by Vincent Moon and Nataniel La Souanec will be at the GFT Glasgow on 28th February at 18:30 as part of the Glasgow Film Festival. The film comprises footage shot over three nights at sold-out shows in Brooklyn on April 27th, 28th and 29th 2009 at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg. As part of the screening the film will be introduced by the directors and members of Mogwai. Preceding the film will be a selection of videos from the Rock Action Records roster including Errors, DeSalvo, Part Chimp and Remember Remember. Mogwai will be streaming the song Batcat from the film on their Myspace page

The screening will be followed by a special live DJ set with band members at a secret venue (to be confirmed) for ticket holders only.

The songs featured in the film are;

- The Precipice
- I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead
- Hunted By A Freak
- Like Herod
- New Paths to Helicon pt1
- Mogwai Fear Satan
- Scotland's Shame
- Batcat

For further ticket information please visit:

Monday, January 18, 2010

Auction for Haiti

Buy Mogwai's piano on ebay!
Scottish rock band Mogwai are selling the stage piano as used by Barry Burns in the 2006-7 World Tour. It is a Kawai MP8 Mark I, 88 key, weighted-key professional stage piano which comes fully flight-cased. The technical specification of the piano can be found on this Sound on Sound review link All the money raised from this auction will be donated to the relief effort in Haiti. The money raised will be split between the charities Oxfam and Doctors Without Borders. Also included in the auction will be 1) A Mogwai Young Team vinyl box set, 2) A vinyl test pressing of the upcoming Mogwai album Special Moves, 3) The limited edition box set of Special Moves on triple vinyl which also includes the DVD of Burning, a live film by Vincent Moon, and 4) 5 screen printed live posters. The records and posters will be signed by the band if the winner of the auction wishes. It will be the winner's responsibility to arrange the pick-up and transport of the piano. More close-up photos will be added very soon. Good luck and dig deep please, it's for a very good cause. Thanks.

Errors " A Rumour In Africa"

A further change of release date for the forthcoming Errors 7"/download (rockact49) - it's now 15th February.

- A Rumour In Africa
- Beat The Bookies

'A Rumour In Africa' has been added to Errors MySpace:

Stuart in Glasgow last night

Stuart played (via Twitter) a Washington Phillips song, two Spacemen 3 songs and two Mogwai songs (Cody and Devil Rides) at the Natty Brooker exhibition opening at Mono, Glasgow last night (17th January).

Reviews, photos?

Really nice night. Stuart opened and mentioned that various prints of Natty Brooker's work were for sale. St Deluxe followed with a driving set of Spacemen 3 covers, and the DJs Will Carruthers and Joe Foster pumped out some very danceable tunes all night. A really nice night in a very pleasant environment.

Stuart's set -

What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? (Washington Philips cover)
Devil Rides
Walking With Jesus (Spacemen 3 cover)
Lord Can You Hear Me? (Spacemen 3 cover)
Thanks James.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Errors update updated

Updates to

The Errors releases have been put back for a number of logistical reasons. The 7" (rockact49) will be out 22nd February and the album (rockact47cd) out 1st March.

Tracklisting for Errors 7" is:
- A Rumour In Africa
- Beat The Bookies

Thanks Craig.

Introspective at London Short Film Festival - 9th Jan

Back in April 2009, we reported on director Aram Garriga's 'Introspective' documentary [2007].

The film has another rare UK screening in London this Saturday (9th January, 8pm) as part of the London Short Film Festival

The event, also featuring three live bands, takes place at the Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1LB

Further info:

Rock Action update - Errors, Mogwai

Coming Soon in 2010 on Rock Action Records

rockact?? - ERRORS - A RUMOUR IN AFRICA single
rockact47 - ERRORS - COME DOWN WITH ME album


Errors have spent most of 2009 holed up in their studio in the east end of Glasgow recording the follow up to their debut album 'It's Not Something But It Is Like Whatever'. We're pleased to be able to announce that the new record 'Come Down With Me' will be released 15th February 2010 on CD, Ltd Gatefold LP and Digital Download.

'Come Down With Me' is preceded by a ltd edition 7" single 'A Rumour In Africa' released 25th January 2010.

Also, if you visit you can hear an exclusive preview sample track 'Beards' taken from the album.

The band have also announced a full UK tour to co-incide with the album release (including a long awaited return to Ireland for the band);

25th Feb - The Grand Ole Opry, Glasgow
26th Feb - Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
27th Feb - The Storey, Lancaster
28th Feb - The Harley, Sheffield
1st March - The Freebutt, Brighton
2nd March - The Jericho, Oxford
3rd March - The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
4th March - The Scala, London
5th March - Joiners, Southampton
6th March - Start The Bus, Bristol
7th March - Barfly, Cardiff
8th March - Flapper, Birmingham
9th March - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
10th March - Deaf Institute, Manchester
12th March - Arts Centre, Norwich
13th March - Other Rooms, Newcastle
19th March - Tolbooth, Stirling
25th March - Academy 2, Dublin
26th March - Black Box, Belfast

Tickets for the shows are available via, and


2010 sees the release of the live Mogwai album "Special Moves", recorded over 3 nights in Brooklyn. The album will be available through our Rock Action Records label on CD, Ltd Vinyl and will also be available as a collectible deluxe box set. As part of the release the film of the show by Vincent Moon will be included as a DVD entitled 'Burning'.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Stuart solo show at Natty Brooker Art Exhibition

British artist, best known for his collaboration with legendary bands Spacemen3 and Spiritualized, debuts his life's work. This show is part of a series of shows in art capitals around the world, including New York, London and Berlin, where Brooker's work will be seen as a whole for the first time in 20 years. The launch party is being hosted by up-and-coming Glasgow noise-pop/indie rock band St Deluxe, plus a live set from Stuart Braithwaite, and will feature two special DJ sets from Will Carruthers and Joe Foster.

Mono, Glasgow
17th January 2010
7pm, free entry with ticket

Friday, January 1, 2010


Stuart's favourite Mogwai shows of the 2000s, as posted on Twitter last night:

1 Santiago, Chile 2002
2 Royal Albert Hall, London, England 2006
3 Reykjavik Iceland 2001
4 ATP NY 2008
5 Fuji Rock Japan 2001

[Entirely unrelated] From Dear Scotland:
What should the Scottish national anthem be?

We Were Promised Jetpacks:
There was some “internet movement” or whatever about making 'Mogwai Fear Satan' the national anthem. I think that’d be good. But the best one would be anything by Jocky Venkataraman.

Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai (on hearing that We Were Promised Jetpacks suggested 'Mogwai Fear Satan’):
Thats very nice of them! I would say that Flower Of Scotland or Scots Wa Hae are both good choices. Anything but God Save the Queen!!