Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Los Angeles - 17th April 2014

Mogwai play El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles on 17th April 2014.

As a result, the previously-announced show at Ace Of Spades, Sacramento has been moved to 13th April 2014.

In other tour news, Pye Corner Audio support Mogwai on their second brief European tour of 2014, starting in Gotherburg on 23rd March. Thanks Morten.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Bažant Pohoda festival - 10th to 12th July 2014

Mogwai play Bažant Pohoda Festival in Trenčin, Slovakia. The festival runs from 10th - 12th July 2014. This will be Mogwai's first show in Slovakia.

Thanks Primož

Friday, February 7, 2014

Porto - 5th to 7th June 2014

Mogwai are amongst the line-up announced for Optimus Primavera Sound, which takes place in Porto, Portugal from 5th - 7th June 2014.

Mogwai play on 6th June.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Paris poster on sale

Online sales of the poster for Mogwai's show in Paris earlier this week started last night. It's available in three colourways from http://arrachetoiunoeil.bigcartel.com/

Artist website: http://www.arrachetoiunoeil.com/

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Mogwai - first play on John Peel's show - 1996 - audio

Many thanks to the numerous folks who've already taken the time to contribute to documenting Mogwai's 2014 tour dates in the gigography.

A week or so before the tour started, I was contacted by Matt Claridge with some memories of the first Mogwai show he saw. Read Matt's comments here: Stoke-On-Trent, 5th June 1997

Matt has also passed on a recording of Mogwai's first-ever appearance on BBC Radio 1. John Peel played 'Tuner' from Mogwai's debut single on 23rd February 1996.



Thanks Matt

The Skinny interview

From @theskinnymag:

Our new issue lands in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife & Dundee today; michty @MogwaiBand on the sleeve.
If anyone's able to pick up a copy of this for me, please get in touch. Thank you.

Update - the interview is now on The Skinny website:

Scotcampus has an interview with Rock Action label manager Craig Hargrave:

Monday, February 3, 2014

Sacramento - 17th April 2014 - poster

No doubt there will be a series of great posters for Mogwai's upcoming North American tour. Here's the first of them, for the Sacramento show (17th April), designed by Jason Malmberg (decabet).


Thanks Jason.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sasquatch - 23rd May 2014

Stuart was interviewed by xfm last week. During the interview, he confirms that Mogwai are playing Sasquatch! Festival. The festival takes place over two weekends six weeks apart. Mogwai's North American tour itinerary puts them in the area for the first of those weekends, 23rd - 25th May. Shows in Portland (24th May) and Vancouver (25th May) mean they must be playing the opening day, Friday 23rd May.

Also worth a read - 13 Essential Mogwai Songs on Popmatters:

Rave Tapes working titles

That Steve Gullick photo of the working titles whiteboard in the studio - Stuart's ID'd some of them - thank you Stuart.
There are several which are bleedin' obvious but I've included them anyway.

Hexon Bogon - Hexon Bogon
Chapel - The Lord Is Out Of Control
Blang - unreleased
Mod 11
Mod 8
Ding - Die 1 Dislike!
Lady Assassin - Blues Hour
Come Back Two
Bad Magician 3 - Bad Magician 3
Bad Magician 4
Shaun Ryder Prison - unreleased
Master Card - Master Card
Security Wound - scrapped?
Juno Song - No Medicine For Regret
Jay Z - Remurdered
Mod 3
Mod 4

I think it says Security Wound, could be Security Would?

So that leaves the following not yet identified:
Heard About You Last Night
Simon Ferocious
Tell Everybody That I Love Them

And the following possible working titles:
Mod 11
Mod 8
Come Back Two
Bad Magician 4
Mod 3
Mod 4

UK and European tour poster - online sales

Limited quantities of John Powell-Jones's screen-printed poster for Mogwai's current UK and European tour are on sale via his web store: