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: