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?