Thursday, December 20, 2012

Les Revenants ep - lossless downloads

Mogwai released their Les Revenants ep digitally on Monday 17th December. It's available on mp3 from amazon and itunes amongst others.

Boomkat have now added lossless FLAC downloads to their store:

Further links welcome.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Les Revenants ep released tomorrow?

The listing for the Les Revenants ep suggests it'll be released (digitally at least) on Monday 17th December. The physical release isn't due until 28th January 2013, with the album to follow on 25th February 2013.

There are listening samples at the Amazon site too.

@mogwaiband tweeted on Friday:
Look out for a wee surprise on Monday
Could the two be linked?
Thanks Markus.

Update: link £2.76 on mp3 - thanks Ben


Anyone seen lossless download links?

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Les Revenants releases - tracklists


EP - strictly limited 10" (2000 only worldwide) out on January 28th

1 - Wizard Motor
2 - Soup
1 - The Huts (version)
2 - This Messiah Needs Watching (version)

ALBUM (CD / LP / DIGITAL) - out on February 25th

1. Hungry Face
2. Jaguar
3. The Huts
4. Kill Jester
5. This Messiah Needs Watching
6. Whisky Time
7. Special N
8. Relative Hysteria
9. Fridge Magic
10. Portugal
11. Eagle Tax
12. Modern
13. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
14. Wizard Motor

Thanks Markus

What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? is a cover of a Washington Phillips song. Stuart has performed this live a few times at his solo shows.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mogwai - charity auctions

Mogwai have donated items to auctions in aid of autistic twins Ben and Finlay in the past, and they've done so again for the currently-active auction which ends on 12th December.

Item 77
Mogwai poster signed by the band –

Item 78
Mogwai Vinyl Test Pressing of new remix album 'A Wrenched Virile Lore' - very rare! –


Another Mogwai poster is up for grabs in an auction for landmine clearance charity MAG

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Les Revenants - picture disc update

Back in October, the initial announcement of Mogwai's involvement with Les Revenants included the following snippet:
We're looking at doing a very limited France-only picture disc EP release in December to co-incide with the series.
This is the 10" ep which will now be released on 28th January, but not as a picture disc:
The pressing plant couldn’t deliver in time. Just doing it as a normal release now.
Thanks Stuart.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Les Revenants - release dates and artwork

You might have heard us mention over the past few months that we've been in the studio. We've been working on music for the brand new show on Canal+ 'Les Revenants'. The first episode airs tonight at 20:55.

We're pleased to announce that we'll be releasing music from the show early next year. We'll have a strictly limited 10" (2000 only worldwide) out on January 28th and a full OST album released 25th February on CD, LP and Digital Download via Rock Action Records. You can see artwork for the 10" below.

You can find out more about the show here:

The Quietus has an interview with John about the Les Revenants project:

Sunday, November 25, 2012

CONFINED (to the past?)


Adam Dix / Andre Kruysen / Alex Haw/atmos / Blue Curry
Darren Harvey-Regan / Jan Maarten Voskuil / Kite & Laslett / Mogwai
Mikey Please / Ross Jones / Russell Hill / Sinta Tantra
22nd November from 6pm. ONE NIGHT ONLY.

Location: NEST, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b, 2518 RA Den Haag, NETHERLANDS

A guest curated project by William Lunn.

Further details here:

Artist / architect duo Kite and Laslett will present 'Enclosure' with music by Mogwai - a sound and light installation that creates a sense of physical boundaries via the oral and visual senses. Glaswegian musicians Mogwai are well known for creating incredible 'walls of sound' but also for tapping into emotional experiences such as the passing of time or nostalgia, with music that contains no discernible vocals.

Thanks to Mark Smith for emailing with the info, saving me hours of fruitless trawling through Twitter.

Further trawling on

E N C L O S U R E - Double CD Release
Privately released by Kite & Laslett, on sale for £10 at IN SITU - Genius Loci and by email request.

The last three tracks from this CD are on and don't sound, to me, like they're anything to do with Mogwai.

The concept of the installation is the design of an immersive sound and light installation. E N C L O S U R E consists of four suspended pyramidal volumes, arranged concentrically around the central node of the exhibition space. Each volume serves to emit sound and light towards the centre in a manner in which inner and outer spatial areas are defined and separated. Standing at the node, the participants are blinded by light, thus focusing their perception towards sound. The projected sounds pass from one volume to the next, creating a dissonant and ever evolving sound field. Standing in the path of the moving sounds a kinaesthetic sensation of sound is passed through the human body. The piece will be the only source of lighting in the space providing a dramatic ambience.In addition to the installation itself, this special event includes live sound mixing, guest musical performance and audience participation.

All of which suggests that Enclosure is an entirely live experience and that the contributing music artists change every time it's shown?

Educated guesswork suggests that previously-released Mogwai music was used when Enclosure was shown in Den Haag on Thursday. Further info very much welcome, from anyone involved in the project or anyone who was there.

Mogwai - forthcoming releases

Mogwai have been working on the soundtrack for French TV series Les Revenants, and this is now completed, mastered and due for release early in 2013.

Apparently Happy Songs For Happy People is being reissued soon although it's not known at this stage whether this is a full-on 'extra track and a tacky badge' job or just a vinyl re-press.

Any further info on either of these very welcome.

PIAS are reissuing some back catalogue on vinyl and download to mark their 30th anniversary:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ian Rankin's favourite albums

The always-excellent Quietus has a Baker's Dozen feature with Ian Rankin today.

Mogwai's 'Ten Rapid' is in there amongst many other goodies.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Wrenched Virile Lore released tomorrow


Mogwai release 'A Wrenched Virile Lore', a remix album featuring songs from their 2011 outing 'Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will'. Rock Action will release the album on vinyl, CD and digitally on 19th November. The vinyl includes a download code. [ROCKACT72]

North American release via Sub Pop follows on 23rd November (limited-edition, coloured vinyl LP) and 4th December (CD and digital) [SP1033]

Mogwai's 'A Wrenched Virile Lore' tracklisting

George Square Thatcher Death Party (Justin K Broadrick Reshape)
Rano Pano (Klad Hest – Mogwai is My Dick RMX)
White Noise (EVP Mix by Cyclob)
How To Be A Werewolf (Xander Harris Remix)
Letters To The Metro (Zombi Remix)
Mexican Grand Prix (Reworked by RM Hubbert)
Rano Pano (Tim Hecker Remix)
San Pedro (The Soft Moon Remix)
Too Raging To Cheers (Umberto Remix)
La Mort Blanche (Robert Hampson Remix)


This is only my second post here in a month. Mogwai aren't usually this inactive? If I've missed something, it may well be due to finding it impossible to keep up with the various Mogwai Twitter accounts now the RSS feeds have been removed. If there's anything I really should have reported, please feel free to let me know!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

MYT 15

Mogwai Young Team was released in the UK 15 years ago today, by Chemikal Underground

Other notable anniversaries in the next few days:

14 years since Barry's first live appearance (29th October 1998 in Dundee)
6 years since the Zidane OST was released (30th October 2006)
16 years since the Summer/Ithica 27ø9 was released (4th November 1996)

And last week saw the 13th anniversary of the release of 'mogwai:ep', and the 11th anniversary of the 'My Father My King' single.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Les Revenants - streaming audio of new Mogwai tracks

@mogwaiband: Canal + are streaming 6 songs we recorded for the Les Revenants sound track.!/bande-originale

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Stuart at Norwich Sound & Vision

Stuart was interviewed by John Robb at Norwich Sound & Vision yesterday. Here's the Norwich Evening News report on the event:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Deafheaven "Punk Rock"/"Cody" (Mogwai Covers)

Two of my favorite Bay Area black metal groups, Bosse-de-Nage and Deafheaven, teamed up for a split 12", out November 20 on the Flenser (it can be pre-ordered now). For Side A, Deafheaven covered "Punk Rock" and "Cody", the opening songs from Mogwai's Come on Die Young, the Scottish band's 1999 album featuring black metal-esque cover art and sentiments. The selection's a great fit for Deafheaven, who have a way with extended post-rock hauntings.

Listen at Pitchfork - link above.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Les Revenants - Mogwai soundtrack French TV show

As you may know if you follow any of us on Twitter, we've been in the studio recently. These sessions have been due to our involvement in preparing the soundtrack for a French TV show due to be broadcast on Canal+ called "Les Revenants". The first episode of which will air in France on November 26th. Rock Action will be releasing a soundtrack album featuring music from the series in early 2013, while we're looking at doing a very limited France-only picture disc EP release in December to co-incide with the series. Expect to hear a lot more about this in the coming months.

Update: some further info on the series:

Thanks Ben

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Wrenched Virile Lore - vinyl editions

Some confusion exists around the coloured vinyl edition of Mogwai's forthcoming remix album 'A Wrenched Virile Lore'

I'd like to clarify the Rock Action version of the remix record release will ONLY be on standard vinyl and NOT coloured. It seems there's been a few crossed wires with the UK press release that went out. They were supplied with the Sub Pop press release for reference and unfortunately have applied their release details as ours (the 19th is the correct release date). A coloured vinyl release has never been on our agenda for this release.

Rock Action Will release on CD, standard 2xLP and Digital Download 19th November.
Sub Pop will release on ltd coloured vinyl (2500 only) on 23rd November and CD and Digital on 4th December. The coloured vinyl is for Black Friday in the States.

Thanks Craig

Friday, October 5, 2012

'A WRENCHED VIRILE LORE' - 19th November


'George Square Thatcher Death Party (Justin K Broadrick Reshape)'
Free MP3 download of this track available at

The ever-mighty Mogwai are set to release 'A Wrenched Virile Lore', a remix album featuring songs from their 2011 outing 'Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will'. Rock Action will release the album in the following formats: as a limited-edition, coloured vinyl (of 2500) and on CD and digitally on 19th November. The vinyl includes a download code. [ROCKACT72]

LP and CD pre-order:

North American release via Sub Pop follows on 23rd November (LP) and 4th December (CD and digital) [SP1033]

'A Wrenched Virile Lore' remix highlights include: the aforementioned Broadrick; Replex Records act Cylob ('White Noise'); BEAK member Xander Harris ('How To Be A Werewolf'); Relapse Records act Zombi ('Letters To The Metro'); ambient musician Tim Hecker ('Rano Pano'); SF based synth-punk band The Soft Moon ('San Pedro'); and Loop founder Robert Hampson ('La Mort Blanche').

Mogwai's 'A Wrenched Virile Lore' tracklisting

George Square Thatcher Death Party (Justin K Broadrick Reshape)
Rano Pano (Klad Hest – Mogwai is My Dick RMX)
White Noise (EVP Mix by Cyclob)
How To Be A Werewolf (Xander Harris Remix)
Letters To The Metro (Zombi Remix)
Mexican Grand Prix (Reworked by RM Hubbert)
Rano Pano (Tim Hecker Remix)
San Pedro (The Soft Moon Remix)
Too Raging To Cheers (Umberto Remix)
La Mort Blanche (Robert Hampson Remix)

As a taster, you can download the "Reshape" of 'George Square Thatcher Death Party' (from Jesu and Godflesh founder Justin K. Broadrick) now from

Thanks Simon

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Buy original Mogwai poster art

This weekend's posts have largely been an attempt to catch up. Here's another - thanks Charles.

In 2009, David D'Andrea created the official show poster for Mogwai's San Francisco show.

Some copies remain for sale:

And now the original artwork for the poster has been put up for sale too:

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Rock Action in October

Following Errors 'New Relics' mini-album (1st October), Rock Action releases 'Night Has a Thousand Screams', the new album from Umberto on 29th October.

Pitchfork previewed 'The Investigation', a track from the album, last week:

One further RA event of note - on 6th October, Graeme Ronald of Remember Remember plays a solo show at Das Gift, the Berlin bar owned by Barry Burns.

Errors - New Relics pre-order

Pre-orders for the CD, vinyl and limited VHS:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Mogwai song titles

DasGift Barry Burns ‏@DasGiftBerlin
The names of some of these brand new mogwai songs are fucking stupid. #toooldtobebothered

stuart braithwaite ‏@plasmatron
@DasGiftBerlin aye cos all the old ones had magic names. Is Eagle Tax worse than Moomin Cum?

Update - stuart braithwaite ‏@plasmatron (2nd October 2012):
Some great song title suggestions from @TheJohnCummings “the badger is furious” “hungry face” “don’t anger the dragon” classics all

Errors - New Relics and tour

Errors release their new mini-album New Relics via Rock Action on 1st October 2012.
Formats: CD, LP, download and limited edition VHS
Catalogue number: ROCKACT71

1. Engine Homes
2. Ammaboa Glass
3. Relics
4. Grangehaven
5. Hemlock
6. Gros-Bon-Ange
7. White Infinity
8. Pegasus

The VHS version sees the band collaborating with Rachel Maclean (director of their stunning 'Pleasure Palaces' video) and other visual artists to provide a unique visual representation of their music. The VHS version of the mini-album will be available only from selected stores as well as directly from the band's online store.

Errors have UK tour dates scheduled:

10th – Manchester – Soup Kitchen
11th – Norwich – Sound & Vision Festival
12th – Newcastle – Hoults Yard
13th – Edinburgh – Electric Circus
17th – Nottingham – Bodega
18th – London – Heaven
19th – Bristol – The Cooler
20th – Cardiff – SWN Festival

Errors are also scheduled to join The Twilight Sad for North American shows this autumn.

(Apologies if there are any errors here - neither the Errors nor Rock Action websites have been updated since July so I've had to compile this from a variety of sources. Can anyone direct me to complete lists of Errors tour dates?)

Update - helpfully, Pitchfork's story on The Twilight Sad remix album includes the dates for their joint tour with Errors:

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Final show of 2012

Mogwai played what's scheduled to be their final show of 2012 in Tilburg last night. Setlist below - thanks Mark.

Earlier in the evening, Stuart and Barry joined Damo Suzuki's Network on stage - further info on their contributions would be welcome.

Monday, September 3, 2012

New songs for French TV

Stuart was interviewed by Italian radio RAI2 prior to Mogwai's set at A Perfect Day Festival in Verona on Saturday (1st September). Main item of interest was the comment that Mogwai's recent recording sessions were for a French TV show.

Thanks Markus

Friday, August 31, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Mogwai back in the studio again

As those following their various Twitter accounts will already know, Mogwai have returned to the studio today.

Stuart's clearly indicated that this is not the start of work on the next album.

Update - "I played a wee bit of guitar and did some singing yesterday. Fuck all today" (Stuart, 10th August)

Update 2 - Mogwai resumed recording at the Castle Of Doom in Glasgow during the first week of October 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Rått og Råde - 23rd August

Mogwai have been confirmed to play Rått og Råde in Stavanger, Norway on 23rd August 2012. Other acts playing the same day include Patti Smith and Katie Melua.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mogwai to remix The Cure

Robert Smith: "il va y avoir un deuxième album... by france3Bretagne

Robert Smith confirms that 'Mixed Up 2', a new album of remixes of Cure songs, will include a Mogwai remix of 'Faith'. The album is due to be released before Christmas. Stuart has confirmed Mogwai's participation via Twitter

Thanks Hugh

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Errors - new mini-album and tour dates


Errors have announced the release of a brand new 8-track mini-album due for release on Rock Action Records in October and UK tour including a show at Heaven in London. The new record entitled 'New Relics' follows on from the critically acclaimed 'Have Some Faith In Magic' released earlier this year. 'New Relics' was recorded by the 3 piece during the Spring of 2012 in their Glasgow studio and will be released via Rock Action Records on CD, 12", Digital Download and a VHS version limited to 200 copies only that will see the band collaborating with Rachel Maclean (director of their stunning Pleasure Palaces video) and other visual artists to provide a unique visual representation of their music. The VHS version of the mini-album will be available only from selected stores as well as directly from the band's online store.

The band have previewed the album by hosting a sample track 'Relics' via their website which features guest vocals from Bek Oliva of Edinburgh based band Magic Eye.

UK tour dates:


10th - Manchester - Soup Kitchen
11th - Norwich - Sound & Vision Festival
12th - Newcastle - Hoults Yard
13th - Edinburgh - Electric Circus
17th - Nottingham – Bodega
18th - London – Heaven
19th - Bristol - The Cooler
20th - Cardiff - SWN Festival

Friday, July 6, 2012

Way Out West - 9th to 11th August

Mogwai are confirmed to play this year's Way Out West festival in Gothenburg, Sweden. The festival runs from 9th to 11th August. The exact date of Mogwai's show is not yet confirmed.

Thanks Anders.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Incubate Festival - 15th September 2012

Mogwai play Incubate Festival at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Netherlands on Saturday 15th September 2012.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DC and NYC posters on sale

The Doe Eyed Design posters for Mogwai's recent Washington DC and New York shows have gone on sale today:

Wow, this has been a busy few months, as you can see from the SEVEN new prints we're unveiling. First up, we have two prints from Mogwai's recent tour. For those keeping track, that makes FOUR Mogwai prints that we have designed over the years. We thought we'd celebrate with a little discount. Buy any TWO Mogwai prints and we'll ship them for free! Just use the code ROCKACTION at the checkout (International customers, please use the code DIEYOUNG for 50% off your shipping).

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

North American tour posters

Nate Duval's poster for Mogwai's Boston show (16th June) went on sale yesterday:
Hand-printed edition of 75

The final few copies of Dan Grzeca's poster for Mogwai's Bonnaroo show (9th June) are on sale here:

I understand that the Doe Eyed Design posters for New York and Washington will be on sale next week.

Unusually for recent tours, there seems to have been several shows with no poster this time around.

If anyone has spare copies of the Kevin Tong (Los Angeles) or James Flames (Philadelphia) posters, I'm more than interested.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

'A Wrenched Virile Lore'

New Remixes album
We're pleased to announce that we're in the middle of putting together a remix album, titled 'A Wrenched Virile Lore' it'll feature remixed versions of tracks from our 'Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will' so far we've got contributions from Tim Hecker, The Soft Moon, RM Hubbert, Robert Hampson, Zombi, Justin Broadrick, Xander Harris, Umberto and Cylob. The record will be available on CD, LP and Digital Download and we'll have more details on release dates soon. In the meantime here's a free download for you it's Xander Harris ' take on 'How To Be A Werewolf' by clicking here

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bonnaroo streaming on YouTube

Mogwai's set at the Bonnaroo Festival will be streamed live on YouTube at 7pm (CDT) today (9th June)

Further info:

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mogwai play Mexico City as a four-piece

Mogwai played last night's show in Mexico City as a four-piece. Stuart, Dominic and Barry were joined by James Hamilton (Errors) on drums. Martin and John were unable to leave the USA due to visa issues.

Presumably normality will be restored when Mogwai appear in Atlanta on 8th June, and for the remaining US dates. The run of US shows is broken by two shows in Canada later this month, although Mogwai have already managed to successfully cross the US-Canadian border once on this tour.

I stand to be corrected on this, but I believe this is the first time Mogwai have performed as a four-piece since 23rd September 1998 (Hereford, UK) - the last gig before Barry joined permanently. Unless any of the Curiosa shows in 2004 were four-piece line-ups due to John's illness?
Last night is also the first time Mogwai have ever played live without both Martin and John.

Mexico City setlist, 5th June 2012:
White Noise
Rano Pano
Killing All the Flies
Travel Is Dangerous
I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead
Mexican Grand Prix
I Know You Are But What Am I?
2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
How to Be a Werewolf
Friend of the Night
New Paths To Helicon, Pt 1

Auto Rock
Mogwai Fear Satan

Monday, June 4, 2012

Recent setlists

1st June - San Francisco

Yes! I Am a Long Way From Home
I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead
Stanley Kubrick
Stop Coming To My House
Travel Is Dangerous
I Know You Are But What Am I?
White Noise
Mexican Grand Prix
Hunted By A Freak
How To Be A Werewolf
Ratts Of The Capital
We're No Here

Rano Pano
2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
Helicon 1

Thanks Michael

2nd June - Los Angeles

Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home
Stanley Kubrick
Rano Pano
Travel Is Dangerous
Killing All The Flies
Mexican Grand Prix
I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead
Stop Coming To My House
How To Be A Werewolf
Ratts Of The Capital
2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
Glasgow Megasnake

Hunted By A Freak
Auto Rock
We're No Here

Thanks to the White brothers.

3rd June - Solana Beach

Long Way
Jim Morrison
Travel is Dangerous
I Know You Are
San Pedro
How to be a Werewolf
Mexican Grand Prix
Rano Pano
2 Rights
We're No Here


Thanks stonefury

First showing for Ex-Cowboy since 2009.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

ATP setlist - 26th May

Photo by 'manofatom'

Thanks to Lotzie on the forum for pointing out that Sinewave was played for the first time since 26th March 2004.

Green Man - 17th August


Green Man Festival
Glanusk Park
Nr. Crickhowell

17th August 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sasquatch cancellation


Sasquatch cancellation

Due to travel issues out with our control we are having to cancel our performance at the Sasquatch festival tonight. We are very sorry. We'll be in Vancouver as planned tomorrow.

Colours of Ostrava - 12th July


Colours of Ostrava Festival
Czech Republic

12th July 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mogwai - Sónar São Paulo - 12th May 2012 - video

Pro-shot footage of the full show. Audio sounds like soundboard only.

Thanks André

Saturday, May 19, 2012

ATP - a week today - 26th May

A reminder, if one were needed, that Mogwai's only English show of 2012 takes place in London next Saturday (26th May). Mogwai headline the second day of ATP's 'I'll Be Your Mirror' event at Alexandra Palace.
Full details here:


12pm - Doors

West Hall:

12.30pm-1.15pm - Umberto
1.45pm-2.30pm - Floor
3.00pm-3.45pm - Harvey Milk
4.15pm-5.00pm - Chavez
5.30pm-6.15pm - Codeine
6.45pm-7.30pm - Mudhoney
8.00pm-9.00pm - Dirty Three
9.30pm-11pm - Mogwai

Panorama Room:

1.00pm-2.00pm - Lord Sinclair's Rock N Roll Bingo
2.00pm-3.30pm - The Music Of Can
3.45pm-4.45pm - Antoni Maiovvi
5.15pm-6.15pm - The Soft Moon
6.45pm-7.45pm - Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat
8.15pm-9.15pm - Balam Acab
9.15pm-11.00pm - DJs

Cinema curated by Mogwai:

12:00pm-1:22pm - All Tomorrow's Parties (picked by ATP)
1:30pm-1:55pm - The Meaning Of Style
2:00pm-4:17pm - The Lives Of Others
4:30pm-5:50pm - Tales From A Hard City
7:00pm-8:18pm - Rec
8:30pm-10:32pm - The Exorcist

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Occupy This Album released - lossless downloads?

As Mogwai noted on their Facebook page, Occupy This Album, the 4-CD compilation benefiting the Occupy movement, was released this week. The album includes the previously-unreleased Mogwai track 'Earth Division'.

Does anyone know whether it's possible to buy lossless downloads of this compilation on a track-by-track basis, and if so where from? I'm sure I'm not the only person who has no interest in cluttering up the house with a compilation I'll never listen to, but I would be more than happy to pay a premium to get hold of the tracks I want to hear in lossless format.

Verona - 1st September


A Perfect Day Festival
Castello Scaligero

Saturday 1st September 2012

Mogwai second on the bill, headliners Franz Ferdinand

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bonnaroo stage time confirmed

Mogwai play the Bonnaroo Festival on Saturday 9th June, 7pm - 8.30pm, 'This Tent' stage

Poolbar Festival - 19th August


Poolbar Festival

Sunday 19th August 2012


The festival seems to be a series of one-off shows rather than a multi-band event.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Murcia setlist - 5th May 2012

The full setlist for last night's Mogwai show in Murcia can be found here:
Thanks Markus

First performance of Ratts Of The Capital since 21st March 2009 (Dublin), first performance of Stanley Kubrick since 27th October 2008 (Esch), first performance of Stop Coming To My House since 14th July 2007 (Birmingham)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Mogwai live in Murcia tonight

Mogwai play their first show since February tonight (5th May 2012):

Estrella Levante SOS

The show is scheduled to be broadcast by RNE Radio3:

Thanks Markus

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Interesting Mogwai Young Team LP with band-drawn artwork and solid back-story on ebay:

Thanks Charles

"Most national public TV stations in Germany have switched to HD transmissions on 01/05/2012. Mogwai's Berlin Festival 2011 appearance is scheduled to be rebroadcast on Sunday 6th May."

Thanks Markus

Thursday, April 26, 2012

26th April

1996: Mogwai play their first show outside Scotland

1997: UK tour promoting the '4 Satin' ep imminent. Mogwai have recently played their first shows outside the UK, in Norway and France.

1998: Mogwai coming to the end of the lengthy 'Young Team' European tour

1999: 'Come On Die Young' was released a month earlier. Having just performed at the Bowlie Weekender, Mogwai are about to set off on a European tour.

2000: Mogwai off the road, working towards 'Rock Action'

2001: Mogwai play Club Quattro in Nagoya as part of a short Japanese tour. The release of 'Rock Action' is days away, and Mogwai are shortly to set off on...yes, you guessed it...a European tour. 'Sinewave (demo)' and Sinewave (dub version)' downloads available via for two days only.

2002: Stuart plays solo in Aberdeen before Mogwai set off on their first visit to South America.

2003: In the early stages of European dates supporting 'Happy Songs For Happy People'

2004: One-off dates at the end of the 'Happy Songs For Happy People' tour

2005: Mogwai off the road, working towards 'Mr. Beast' and the Zidane OST

2006: A brief return to the UK between lengthy European and North American tours

2007: Dominic playing European and UK shows with Crippled Black Phoenix

2008: 'The Hawk Is Howling' makes its first live appearance at Glasgow Tramway

2009: In the midst of a North American tour, Mogwai prepare for the three shows at Music Hall Of Williamsburg which will be recorded and filmed for 'Special Moves/Burning'

2010: Mogwai off the road, working towards 'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will' and promoting the release of 'Special Moves/Burning'

2011: Mogwai play in Toronto, having been forced to cancel the first five dates of a North American tour due to visa processing issues. Martin is on paternity leave and is replaced by James Hamilton from Errors.


This might be a one-off, or it might turn into an occasional series.

Rock Altitude - 18th August


Rock Altitude Festival 2012
Le Locle

18th August 2012

Thanks Julien

Monday, April 23, 2012

Zurich - 25th August

Mogwai have been confirmed amongst the line-up for Zurich Openair, which takes place from 23rd - 26th August 2012.

The design-heavy website appears to suggest that Mogwai play on 25th August alongside Bloc Party, Orbital and Tindersticks.

This is Mogwai's first summer 2012 European festival confirmation - the first of several?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Please tell me this is true

I wouldn't normally publish tour dates without going to some considerable lengths to check they're accurate, but this posting on is too good to miss:

Roxette and Mogwai
Friday 11 May 2012

Star Hall
Vitória - Es


Thanks Markus

Update 2: "Sorry to disappoint you, but we're not supporting Roxette" - thanks Stuart!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New Mogwai track 'Earth Division' on 'Occupy This Album'

Mogwai's contribution to 'Occupy This Album' is the previously-unreleased 'Earth Division'.

Full tracklist can be found on Pitchfork:

The album is released on 15th May 2012

Sasquatch schedule published

Mogwai's appearance at Sasquatch Festival in George, WA, USA takes place on Monday 28th May. Mogwai close the Bigfoot stage (9.30pm - 10.30pm), playing immediately after Spiritualized.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mogwai in the studio again

As you'll be aware if you read!/plasmatron or!/PiousBionicus, Mogwai are in the studio for a week, starting today.

Update, Sunday 22nd April:

plasmatron: Last day in the studio today until after the tour. Massive amount of music recorded. I hope it's not all pish. A few wee belters in there.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Scottish Album Of The Year longlist

The Scottish Album Of The Year award longlist, announced last night, includes Mogwai's 'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will' amongst many other great records.

Further info:

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Occupy This Album - 15th May

'Occupy This Album', curated by Music For Occupy to benefit the Occupy movement, is due for release on 15th May 2012. The compilation has grown to four CDs and can be pre-ordered for $19.47 with free shipping from Amazon in North America:

It's £14.54 with free shipping in the UK:

Mogwai have announced that they have contributed a new track to the album. Further info as we get it - has anyone seen a tracklist for the compilation?

Pre-order details for other retailers, and for countries outside the UK and North America, would be useful.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hudson River Project - Crook/Bowthorpe/Mogwai


Hudson River Project

An Epic Recycled Kayak Ride Down New York's Great Waterway Soundtracked by Mogwai

Round-the-world cycling champion and adventure junky James Bowthorpe reunites with filmmaker Antony Crook to launch their latest audacious endeavor: rowing a boat constructed from New York’s refuse down the 315-mile length of the Hudson River. Today’s trailer was filmed over the course of several scouting missions to chart a route from the waterway’s highest source at Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondack Mountains, down through the Hudson River Valley and into Manhattan. “We see cities as something separate from the wilderness, but the former evolved from the latter. I’m interested in the idea of how we set up these diametrically opposed state of minds,” Bowthorpe explains. “The Hudson River Project plays to this cyclic idea, charting the path that helped to build the megalopolis.” The full-length feature, which will be set to an original soundtrack by Scottish rock maestros Mogwai and starts filming this fall, will follow Bowthorpe collecting discarded materials and assembling his vessel before hauling the boat to the journey’s starting point on his bike. Having completed a similar journey along the Thames in London, the Hudson River’s long stretches of treacherous white water will pose new challenges for Bowthorpe, who has enlisted survival expert and outdoorsman Phil Wrigley to ghost him on the trip.

Watch the trailer here:

Visit the Facebook page for an exclusive album of photos by Antony Crook taken during the scouting missions.

The Kickstarter page for the project is here:

So this one will feature new Mogwai music.

Even for me, $75 for a Mogwai 12" seems a bit steep? Hopefully the music will be made available to buy at a more reasonable price at some point.

Update: the soundtrack will also be available through Rock Action after the project is completed.

Autism Awareness - Ben & Finlay

We've run several stories previously on Ben and Finlay, the autistic twins Mogwai have supported with items for auction in the last couple of years.

World Autism Day was on 2nd April, and Autism Awareness continues throughout April.

An update from Mike Stevens:

Ben and Finlay invite you all to join them in celebrating World Autism Day on 02 April 2012 and Light It Up Blue to help to shine a light on autism! Whether it be big or small, the whole world is going blue to increase awareness!

Light It Up Blue, in its third year, is a unique global initiative to help raise awareness about the growing public health concern that is autism. Iconic landmarks around the world will Light It Up Blue to show their support.

Join us now and help shine a light on autism.

Why should we care?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. Currently, one in 100 people are affected by this condition. The needs of those with an autistic spectrum condition still remain largely misunderstood. Many suppose that an approach that works well with one group of individuals with additional support needs will work well for all.

Who are we targeting?

Autism affects both children and adults alike. Raising awareness of autism will make it easier for families affected by this condition. The difficulties that many people with autism experience within services are often due to a lack of a clear and consistent understanding of their needs and wants over multiple environments.

We have already told you about our good friends, Patty and Bill Peek from St Ignace in Michigan, who have bought a blue bulb in Ben and Finlay’s honour to form part of the lighting up of the Mackinac Bridge. This is the third longest suspension bridge in the world and joins the upper and lower peninsulas of the state of Michigan. The bridge will be lit for the whole month of April.

Across the globe in New Zealand, we are delighted that Kyla and Callum Brown, twins to good friend Terry, have taken Ben and Finlay’s story to an autism fundraising event at Otatara School down under. They have made up a story board about the boys with text and pictures taken from their blog and shared it with their classmates. Thanks so much guys for thinking of us all those miles away!

The future?

Our aim is to look to a future where the unique differences of individuals with Autism Spectrum Condition are recognised and respected and there is meaningful participation and choice in all aspects of life for them, their families and their carers.

PLEASE spread the word…….support us all to a brighter and better future!

Mexico City - 5th June

The mysterious five-day gap in Mogwai's May/June 2012 North American tour schedule is explained:


El Plaza Condesa
Mexico City

5th June 2012

Poster here:

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Knock For Knock - Crook/Bowthorpe/Mogwai

The (full?) version of Antony Crook's 'Knock For Knock' film, featuring Mogwai's 'Drunk And Crazy', can be found here:

Shot in Tokyo by Antony Crook, and featuring a soundtrack from Mogwai, Rapha and RSA Films present Knock for Knock. With a script written by long distance cyclist James Bowthorpe, Knock for Knock is a human interest story that depicts a sportsman’s fight against his inner demons.

James Bowthorpe cycled around the globe in 176 days in 2009, a feat which challenged him both mentally and physically. A chance meeting between Crook and Bowthorpe’s girlfriend lead to their first collaboration, the film 30 Century Man. The evolution to Knock For Knock was quite natural:

“From my initial inspiration for the central character to Antony’s casting masterstroke… Rapha and Mogwai’s involvement clinched it. We wanted to make a kind of sequel to 30 Century Man, but something that turns away from the infinite horizon and looks inwards, towards fear and fighting it. There is a bike in it, but it’s not about that.”

Since 2011 Antony Crook has worked extensively with the Glaswegian band Mogwai, shooting the cover artwork and photography for their album Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. The band have amassed a cult following and the whispering brutality of their song ‘Drunk and Crazy’, taken from the EP Earth Division, lends itself beautifully to the film.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mogwai ATP 2000 - free download

Mogwai headline curate ATP's I'll Be Your Mirror London at Alexandra Palace this May 26th - also playing that day are Dirty Three, Mudhoney, Chavez, Codeine, Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat, Harvey Milk, Floor, The Soft Moon, Balam Acab and Antoni Maiovvi with more to be added.
Further info:

On the 9th April 2000, Mogwai headlined and curated the first All Tomorrow's Parties festival. Today with the blessing of the band we are very excited to be able to put selected highlights from their set at that event up as a free download for ATP/Mogwai fans. Stream/download here:

There's a brief interview about ATP with Stuart here:

The tracklist for the free Mogwai - ATP 2000 download tallies exactly with the BBC broadcast of set highlights which took place on 10th April 2000. It's not known whether ATP have gone back to the BBC master tapes for this free download.

FLAC files of the same set (and numerous other Mogwai live performances, many of excellent quality) can be found here:

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Knock For Knock - Antony Crook film trailer

Filmed and Directed by Antony Crook

Music by Mogwai - “Drunk and Crazy” edit

Written by James Bowthorpe

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Buenos Aires - 19th May


La Trastienda Club
Balcarce 460
Buenos Aires

This long-rumoured show has now been confirmed by the venue via Facebook. Mogwai's first show in Argentina.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Q&A via the forum

Stuart has kindly agreed to another round of Q&A action via the forum.

Questions here please:

Is it too obvious to say that they need to go in the Q&A thread?

Thanks Christian.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mogwai confirm new soundtrack


Antony Crook / MogwaiProject - Film score confirmed

Mogwai are set to unveil a brand new collaboration with visual artist Antony Crook.

Mogwai have always had a deeply visual element to their music. The absence of lyrics just seems to trigger something in the imagination, with their output being used as an inspiration for frequent arts projects.

Now Antony Crook has teamed up with the band for a new collaboration. 'Mogwai Japan: Knock For Knock' is a new selection of photos taken by Crook when travelling with the band during a Japanese tour.

The pair have a close relationship, with the photographer having taken the shot which adorns the band's 2011 album 'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will'. Showcased in KK Outlet throughout April, the images closely match Mogwai's studio output with the two sharing a similar sense of quiet intensity.

Opening with a private viewing at KK Outlet on April 5th, there will then be a private event at Hoxton Bar & Grill in which the audience can see Antony Crook chat with Mogwai lynchpin Stuart Braithwaite.

Discussing their project, the pair will then present 'Knock For Knock' a new film shot in Japan which features a Mogwai soundtrack.

As a special bonus, the event will also witness the unveiling of an exclusive collaborative feature film project with world record-breaking cyclist James Bowthorpe. Featuring an original soundtrack from Mogwai, the project marks the band's first score since their acclaimed work on 'Zidane'.

Tickets are limited to 2 per person - grab them HERE:

A reminder, if one is needed, that Antony Crook shot the stunning cycling footage used to accompany 'How To Be A Werewolf' at Mogwai shows over the last year.

Update - from Mogwai's Facebook page:

Event in London next month on April 5th to open a new exhibition of photographs by Antony Crook of Mogwai in Japan last year. There will also be the premiere of a new short film by Antony with Mogwai's music, discussion with Antony and Stuart and a dj set by Stuart. The event is free. Please come along.

Photographer Antony Crook and Stuart Braithwaite of Scottish band Mogwai present their collaborative films to date and unveil an exciting new feature length film project.

After the opening event of Crook's photography work at KK Outlet, we will host an exclusive screening event at Hoxton Bar & Grill.

Here the audience will have the opportunity to see Crook in conversation with Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai, as they talk about their collaborations and present for the first time Knock for Knock, a film made with RSA Films and Rapha, featuring a staggering Mogwai score.

Knock for Knock follows a man played by boxer Nao Tsuchiyama, cycling through downtown Tokyo. Through his narration, a tale unfolds—a beautiful follow up to Crook’s 30 Century Man, Crooks first film with Mogwai.

Also at this event, Crook and Braithwaite will unveil an exclusive collaborative feature film project with world record-breaking cyclist James Bowthorpe.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Two further US tour dates

Two new shows have been added to the US tour for June. Dates are below and tickets are on sale March 16th at 10am EST.

10th June: Jefferson Theatre - Charlottesville, VA
19th June: Crofoot Ballroom - Pontiac, MI

Meaning presumably that Mogwai's Bonnaroo appearance must be scheduled for 9th June, as it's now the only unfilled date in that area?

Both of these new dates have Balam Acab listed as support. Chad VanGaalen is supporting on the west coast dates (Portland to Solana Beach), with Balam Acab taking over from Atlanta onwards, although there are still some gaps in east coast support details (NYC, Boston for example). Further info welcome.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Mogcast 14
Hi people, here’s my first podcast for over a year. My apologies for the extensive break but we’ve been very busy on tour. Hopefully things will be a lot more regular from now on. There are no guests or particular themes this month but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless. Music includes Patti Smith, Goblin, Earth, Harald Grosskopf and loads more.

Oh, the picture is of my mums two cats which are far nicer on the eye than I am.


Stuart B


Patti Smith – Rock N Roll N*gger
Ennio Morriconne – Magic and Ecstasy
Goblin – School at Night (Lullaby)
Dirty 3 – Furnace Skies
Majeure – The Traveller
Harald Grosskopf – Synthesist
Mugstar – Serra (Distant Sun 1)
Loop – This Is Where You End
Earth – His Teeth Did Brightly Shine
Nils Frahm – Old Thought
The Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated

Friday, March 2, 2012

Philadelphia support - Balam Acab

Balam Acab are confirmed to support Mogwai in Philadelphia on 12th June

Presumably meaning there's a strong chance that Balam Acab will be the North American tour support?

Monday, February 27, 2012



Brilliant day in the studio with @TheJohnCummings James from @Rmmbr_Rmmbr and @chemikaljanitor finishing a song.

Update (19th April 2012):

James Swinburne from @Rmmbr_Rmmbr plays saxophone on the song Earth Division which was debuted tonight.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Martin John Henry 'Span' single - pre-order

Artist: Martin John Henry
Title: Span a/a Only Colour (Ltd. ed. 7" Single, digital download, CD EP with remixes by Mogwai etc)
Release date: 12-Mar-2012

Pre Order here -

Limited Edition 7″ Vinyl and download


Limited Edition CD EP With Bonus Material (edition of 300 on CD only, no download option!)


Gargleblast Records are extremely proud to announce the release of Span / Only Colour, the new double a-side single from The Other Half of Everything, the critically acclaimed album by Scottish singer-songwriter Martin John Henry.

Henry honed his poetic talent as the frontman/songwriter in De Rosa, whose albums Mend and Prevention for Chemikal Undergound Records have become contemporary classics on their home turf. In an article for The Skinny in 2008, Barry Burns of Mogwai stated that De Rosa were a big influence on Mogwai, saying that their last album Prevention was "a great achievement and very inspiring to me".

Henry has toured and collaborated with many of Scotland's finest creatives, including Mogwai, Malcolm Middleton and King Creosote. In 2007 Henry collaborated with author Michel Faber on the critically lauded Ballads of the Book compilation (Chemikal Underground, 2007), and in 2009 he contributed a cover of The Beatles' Because to MOJO's Abbey Road Now! CD. In 2011, Henry toured the UK and Europe supporting Danish songstress Agnes Obel.


It's also worth noting that De Rosa have recently reformed:!/derosaband

And Martin plays bass for Malcolm Middleton's Human Don't Be Angry at The Arches, Glasgow tonight (25th Feb)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Montevideo - 20th May


La Trastienda Club

20th May 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

ATP I'll Be Your Mirror - line-up additions

On Saturday 26th May Mogwai will headline and curate the rest of the day's line-up - this will be their only show in England in 2012. Alongside their previously announced choices of Mudhoney, reformed slow-core group Codeine, the amazing Dirty Three, cult alt rock band Chavez, Floor (feat. members of Torche) and Balam Acab, today we can add noise rock group HARVEY MILK, the fantastic BILL WELLS & AIDAN MOFFAT who released an amazing LP in 2011, and also San Francisco's post-punk influenced THE SOFT MOON and Berlin based composer/DJ ANTONI MAIOVVI with more to be confirmed. Saturday day tickets are available for 59 pounds.

Saturday 26th May - curated by Mogwai


+ more tbc


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bonnaroo - 7th to 10th June 2012

As expected, Mogwai have been confirmed amongst the line-up for Bonnaroo 2012

The festival takes places in Manchester, Tennessee and runs from 7th to 10th June 2012.
Mogwai play Atlanta on 8th June but the other three dates are currently show-less.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sâo Paulo - 12th May 2012

After months of rumours, Mogwai's appearance at Sonar Sâo Paulo has been confirmed for 12th May.

Also on the bill alongside Mogwai: Justice, Modeselektor, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, James Blake (live), Squarepusher, Jeff Mills, Four Tet

The Quietus: Mogwai remix The Pre-New

From The Quietus:

Brilliant post-Earl Brutus group The Pre-New have a new single coming out on Valentine's Day, February 14th, and Mogwai have stepped aboard to remix it. The record is a double-A side featuring 'Albion (You've Done Nothing Wrong)' backed with 'Albion (You've Done Nothing Right)'.
Find out more:

Friday, February 3, 2012

Mogcast 13: Errors In The Studio

After a bit of a long break, due to the Mogwai lads touring the globe, the Mogcast returns stronger than ever. This month we welcome Steev and Simon from Errors into the Radio Magnetic studio to present the new episode. It doesn’t disappoint. Music from Brian Eno, Wooden Shjips, Conrad Scnitzler, Chris and Cosey, Geneva Jacuzzi and Errors themselves in amongst the many belters. Enjoy!

Errors released their new album, Have Some Faith In Magic on Rock Action on Monday 30 January. Go buy it.

Sasquatch Festival - May 2012

Mogwai are amongst the bands annnounced last night for this year's Sasquatch Festival

The festival takes place at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA, USA, and runs from 25th to 28th May. As Mogwai are playing in London on 26th May and Vancouver on 29th May, it's pretty safe to assume they'll be at Sasquatch on 28th May?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Remember Remember ‘The Mixening’

Remember Remember have put together a complete rework of their ‘The Quickening’ album. Featuring remixes from amongst others; The Phantom Band, Dam Mantle, Ben Butler and Mousepad, Found and The Twilight Sad you’ll be able to pick up the record for a fiver on their live dates with Errors which start next week. Full release due in March.

It's a real privilege to have had such talents re-work our music and stamp their own individuality on the tracks, from the more beat-driven versions of “John Candy” and “One Happier” by Ben Butler & Mousepad and grnr respectively, to the spaghetti western shuffle incorporated into “Hey Zeus, courtesy of FOUND and the foreboding industrial pulse of The Twilight Sad's take on “White Castle”, not to mention the ambient washes of Enoch Point's “Scottish Widows” remix and Dam Mantle's pulsing, hypnotic overhaul of “Ocean Potion”. Plus a stunning version of “Unclean Powers”, remixed to dizzying effect by The Phantom Band.

Listen to 'Unclean Powers - Nobodaddy's Phantom Band Mix'

Dates below:
09 Feb Newcastle, The Cluny
10 Feb Manchester, Islington Mill
11 Feb Liverpool, Kazimer
12 Feb Birmingham, The Rainbow
13 Feb Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
14 Feb Bristol, Fleece
15 Feb Brighton, The Haunt
16 Feb London, XOYO
17 Feb Leeds, Cockpit
18 Feb Dublin, Grand Social
24 Feb Dundee, Doghouse
25 Feb Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree

Monday, January 30, 2012

North American tour dates confirmed - May/June 2012

Mogwai - US Tour 2012

Hello all and a happy new year.

2011 was a great year for us releasing our Hardcore Will Never Die album and playing 124 shows (our busiest ever). We were constantly surprised and grateful for the support we received throughout both through people coming to see us play all over the world and the goodwill shown towards our record. The only blemish on an otherwise brilliant year was us twice having to postpone shows in North America. Firstly because of a visa delay and secondly because of ill health.

We can’t apologise enough to the people who arranged travel and bought tickets to see us. Both of these postponements were completely out with our control and the shows would not have been postponed if there was anyway possible to make them happen. That said we realise fully how disappointed people were who had bought tickets only to find out very close to the shows that we were postponing. In light of this we are very happy to announce the rescheduled dates along with new dates for next May and June. It will likely be the last extensive touring we do for some time so we hope it will be a very special tour.

Tickets people still have for the original Boston and Washington DC shows will be honoured at the door.

Thanks for your patience!

Stuart Braithwaite

The new dates are below and pre-order link will be available as of 1st February at 10am local venue time via

5/29 Vancouver, CA Commodore Ballroom
5/30 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
6/1 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
6/2 Los Angeles, CA The Music Box
6/3 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
6/8 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
6/11 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
6/12 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
6/14 New York, NY Webster Hall
6/15 New York, NY Webster Hall
6/16 Boston, MA House of Blues
6/17 Montreal, Canada Metropolis
6/18 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
6/20 Chicago, IL Metro

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New York - 14th and 15th June 2012

From brooklynvegan:
Post-rock giants Mogwai will make up for their cancelled Webster Hall appearances surrounding ATP with a pair of new ones at the venue, scheduled for June 14th and 15th.
This lends further credibility to the Bonnaroo appearance, and to the Washington DC date having apparently been rescheduled for 11th June.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Occupy This Album

A host of music artists will appear on a new compilation album dedicated to the Occupy movement.

The collection, due this spring, will features songs by Crosby & Nash, Yoko Ono, Debbie Harry, Devo, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, Thievery Corporation, MOGWAI, Third Eye Blind, Ladytron, Our Lady Peace, Warren Haynes, Yo La Tengo, Lucinda Williams, The Guthrie Family, Toots and the Maytals, Loudon Wainwright III, DJ Logic, filmmaker/activist Michael Moore, among others.

All proceeds received will go directly to the Occupy movement, which began in the financial district of New York on Sept. 17, 2011.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Errors - new single, album stream

Errors new single 'Pleasure Palaces' is out today on Rock Action. Available from all good local independent record shops or here:

Download: iTunes

Errors forthcoming album 'Have Some Faith In Magic' can be streamed at Drowned In Sound:

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Martin John Henry - 'Span' single


Martin John Henry – SPAN / ONLY COLOUR – Out on March 12th in the following formats…

Limited Edition 7″ Vinyl and download


Limited Edition CD EP With Bonus Material (CD only, no download option!)


Friday, January 13, 2012

Mogwai US dates - June 2012?

Extensive rumours circulating online put Mogwai amongst the line-up for Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (Manchester, TN - 7th to 10th June), with the twice-postponed US dates in Washington, New York, Philadelphia and Boston likely to be rescheduled for around the same time. Confirmation as we get it.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Errors cover New Order and give stuff away

The February 2012 edition of Mojo magazine includes a covermount CD with various folks covering tracks from New Order's 'Power Corruption & Lies' album. Amongst the contributors, Errors have turned in a great version of 'The Village'. Hopefully they're busy rehearsing this for their forthcoming UK tour.

Tracks from the covermount CD can be sampled here:

Mixmag have a free download of Errors - Pleasure Palaces (Brassica remix) here:

Errors have a new album 'Have Some Faith In Magic' on January 30th 2012 via Rock Action, preceded on 23rd January by the 'Pleasure Palaces' single. There's also an extensive UK tour in the company of Remember Remember, starting in Newcastle on 9th February.