Friday, May 28, 2010

Aidan Moffat on touring
It's a wonder anyone ever came back to see us after the first couple of tours we did, especially when we did a tour with Mogwai around 1997. Mogwai's agent vowed that we would never play with them again because we were a bad influence on them and caused them to fuck up their gigs by encouraging them to do too much drink and drugs, but I can assure you they needed no encouragement from us.

Does it go without saying that anyone reading this with 70 quid to spare NEEDS to buy the Arab Strap boxset if they haven't already done so?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Barry interviewed by digitalberlin

Barry Burns on Special Moves, Burning, Berlin etc:

The German premiere of 'Burning' takes place at Babylon, Berlin tomorrow (28th May)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Special Moves/Burning pre-order update

The first 200 copies of the Deluxe vinyl/CD/DVD box set edition of Mogwai's live album + film Special Moves/Burning (with signed poster) sold out in 24 hours. A further 200 have been made available. Get in quick if you want one!

Forum thread on this, with some comment from Stuart:

It seems there are 1000 copies total, the remaining 600 for sale via the usual outlets around the actual release date.

The CD/DVD and digital releases are also available to pre-order:

UK and countries outside North America:

North America:

Release date:
August 23rd in UK & Europe and August 24th in North America

Update: "Just to clarify there are 1400 signed box sets. There were initially 1000 but we signed another 400 as demand was higher than expected. SB"
Thanks Stuart

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Stuart on Teenage Fanclub

It’s been twenty years since Teenage Fanclub released their first album. Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite looks back on the Scottish indie pop group that Kurt Cobain called ‘the best band in the world’

I'm sure there are a fair few folks who'd love to hear Mogwai's take on 'Everything Flows'

Stuart remixes The Twilight Sad

26th July sees The Twilight Sad release "The WrongCar" ep on 12" and download via FatCat.

1. The Wrong Car
2. Throw Yourself In The Water Again
3. The Room (Mogwai Remix)
4. Reflection Of The Television (Errors Remix)

The Mogwai remix was completed by Stuart.
Errors remix can be downloaded from thelineofbestfit

the Twilight Sad are in the middle of an extensive North American tour.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Special Moves/Burning pre-order

Mogwai's live album + film Special Moves/Burning is now available to pre-order.

UK and countries outside North America:

North America:

Release date:
August 23rd in UK & Europe and August 24th in North America

The album will be available as a standard gatefold CD/DVD package and a limited edition Deluxe box set featuring an extended triple heavy pressed vinyl version of the Special Moves record with an additional 6 songs not featured on the physical CD version. Also included in the limited edition box will be the standard CD/DVD version, an A2 size signed poster and embroidered Mogwai patch.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Burning in Newcastle

Get Involved Newcastle
MOGWAI 'BURNING' (Screening)
Special Guest Stuart Braithwaite

The Cluny 2
34 Lime Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Saturday 5th June
Doors 8pm
Tickets: Ticketweb

Mogcast 4

The fourth Rock Action podcast is here:

This month on the Mogwai Rock Action Podcast, I’m lucky to be joined by Andy and Ben from premier table rock combo Fuck Buttons. We all take turns playing songs whilst sweating profusely in a post Thai curry daze. The boys chose some great music that I hadn’t heard before. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Stuart Braithwaite

Notable for including the first airing of Mogwai's remix of Twilight Sad's 'The Room'

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mogwai 'unreleased songs'

The CD pictured above sold on ebay last month. Anyone know whether it's genuine? The tracks date from around Rock Action, and the Mogwai logo printed on the disc is of the same era, as are the contact details.

The buyer tells me there's actually seven tracks on the disc rather than the five listed. I wonder what they are? Maybe a couple of them are the other two tracks from the Travels In Constants ep (Untitled and Arundel)? Stuart has regularly mentioned in interviews that Mogwai recorded numerous so-far-unreleased tracks during the Rock Action recording sessions in 2000. Intriguing.

A false alarm, sadly. Tracklist:

1. Close Encounters
2. Close Encounters (same version as track 1)
3. D To E
4. Drum Machine
5. Untitled (Japanese version of Rock Action)
6. Quiet Stereo Dee
7. Untitled (Travels In Constants EP)

All previously released back in 2001.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Burning in August

As many of you will have already seen, the estimated release date for the Burning/Special Moves live album and DVD package has been moved to late August 2010.

Stuart's explanation from the forum:
The release in June became impossible as we made some very last minute changes to the film. We were advised by a lot of the folk working on the release that July is a terrible time to put a record out and thats why we settled on August. I apologise but that said i think the most important thing is getting it right and making sure that as many people know about it as possible. SB