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