Friday, December 30, 2011

Stuart's favourite records of 2011 (via Monorail)

From Monorail's Facebook page:

Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai)

1 Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 72
2 Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat - Everything's Getting Older
3 Balam Acab - Wonder / Wander
4 ASAP Rocky - LiveLoveASAP
5 Remember Remember - The Quickening
6 Zola Jesus - Conatus
7 Clams Casino - Rainforest
8 Death Grips - Exmilitary
9 Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
10 Xander Harris - Urban Gothic

Single / track:
Xander Harris - I Want More Than Just Blood

Gig / moment:
Caribou at Nightmare Before Christmas

Monday, December 19, 2011

Santiago - 17th May 2012

First confirmed date of Mogwai's first South American tour for 10 years:


Teatro La C├║pula
Parque O'Higgins Interior

Thursday 17th May 2012!/leo_valeria/status/147774022535479296

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ben & Finlay auction - Barrowlands tickets *update*

As we recently reported, Mogwai donated 2 tickets for their final show of 2011 (Glasgow Barrowlands, 22 December) and a poster signed by the band to the 12 Days Of Christmas auction to raise funding for autistic twins Ben and Finlay.

An update from Mike Stevens:
The two tickets were quickly snapped up for £50 but unfortunately the winning bidder is in Canada and can't manage the gig. She also hasn't paid for the tickets.

We'd welcome further offers for the tickets. Any reasonable offer acceptable. I see the show is sold out. The tickets come with a poster signed by the band and can be picked up at the box office at the Barrowlands.
Contact Mike via the twins blog:

Friday, December 16, 2011

Come On Die Young reissue - 2012?

Long-term readers will be aware that work has been underway on a deluxe reissue of Mogwai's 'Come On Die Young' album for some considerable time. This week's Chemikal Underground newsletter suggests this may finally see the light in 2012:

2012 looks set to be another busy twelve months with new albums from RM Hubbert, Malcolm Middleton (in the guise of Human Don't Be Angry), Adrian Crowley and The Unwinding Hours as well some high profile re-releases/boxsets, including Mogwai's 'Come On Die Young'

That's a release schedule for any label to be proud of, right there.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Martin John Henry 'Cody' - free download

Here's a very welcome Christmas surprise - Martin John Henry has kindly offered Brightlight an exclusive mp3 of his version of Mogwai's 'Cody', recorded at London's Union Chapel on 7th November 2011.

Martin recently released his excellent debut solo album 'The Other Half Of Everything' on Gargleblast Records. As part of Gargleblast's Xmas campaign, the album is currently reduced to £8 (CD) or £6 (digital)

Martin also features on three of the six tracks on Gargleblast's 'Gargle Xmas 002' compilation:

Here's the free download:
Martin John Henry 'Cody' [mp3, 192kbps, 4.8MB]

Thanks Martin!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Murcia - 4th/5th May 2012

Various Spanish sites are reporting that Mogwai have been confirmed to headline Festival Estrella Levante SOS 4.8 2012, which takes place in Murcia, Spain on 4th and 5th May 2012. Magnetic Fields headline 4th May, presumably meaning that Mogwai will headline on 5th May.

Update - this show is now confirmed, although the date hasn't been confirmed yet.

Best of 2011 lists

Mogwai's 'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will' has appeared in several 'best of 2011' lists already.

Rock-A-Rolla (no. 2)
Drowned In Sound (no. 22)
The Quietus (no. 47)
Prefix (no. 49)

Further links welcome.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Ben & Finlay auction - Barrowlands tickets

Mogwai have donated 2 tickets for their final show of 2011 (Glasgow Barrowlands, 22 December 2011) and a poster signed by the band to the 12 Days Of Christmas auction currently running to raise funding for autistic twins Ben and Finlay.

Further info on the twins:

The auction:

Mogwai's contribution is Item 63.