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