Thursday, May 29, 2014

Primavera Sound live stream

Mogwai play the ATP Stage at Primavera Sound in Barcelona on Saturday 31st May [1am].

Numerous sets are being streamed live by ARTE Concert, and Mogwai are on the list:

Mogwai are also participating in a Q&A and listening session at 6.30pm on Saturday 31st May, as part of a Bowers & Wilkins event at Primavera Sound.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Pitchfork Festival - Paris - 30th Oct to 1st Nov 2014

Mogwai are amongst the first announcements for Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, alongside Belle & Sebastian, Caribou and Future Islands. The festival takes place Paris (no, really) between 30th Oct and 1st Nov 2014.

Literacy Hour

Apparently initial copies of John Connolly's new book 'The Wolf In Winter' are packaged with a CD including a Mogwai track - anyone know what it is?

Author Mark Hadden recently conquered his fear of flying with help from Mogwai:

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Remember Remember 'Forgetting The Present' - 30th June

Remember Remember return with their brand new studio album 'Forgetting The Present' released via Rock Action Records on June 30th.

We're extremely pleased to be to announce that our third album, entitled "Forgetting The Present" [rockact85cd], will be released through Rock Action Records on Monday June 30th on CD, double LP and digital download.

"Forgetting The Present" was recorded in December last year at Castle Of Doom Studios in Glasgow, produced by Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Belle & Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub) and mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

Pre-order links will be coming next week, in the meantime we're premiering this stream of a new track from the album, entitled "Magnets", in advance of the release. We hope you enjoy it.

We'll be playing a very few select shows in the run up to the album's release:

Friday June 13th: GLASGOW, New Dennistoun Parish Church, 9 Armadale Road (presented by East End Social)
Friday June 27th: LIVERPOOL, The Kazimer Garden, 32 Seel Street (free entry!)
Saturday June 28th: LONDON, The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road
Sunday June 29th: NOTTINGHAM, The Chameleon Arts Cafe, 17A Angel Row

Dusseldorf - 10th October 2014

The first Mogwai tour date of the autumn:

New Fall Festival

10th October 2014, 8pm

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mogwai - Simon Ferocious [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

From Pitchfork:
Mogwai's Rave Tapes track "Simon Ferocious" just got a music video in which two skydivers plummet toward the Earth. Directed by Antony Crook, it's actually a lot more beautiful than it sounds, with sunsets, landscapes, and elegant aerial poses.

nyctaper recording - 9th May 2014

The estimable nyctaper crew have done it again - acidjack has just posted a recording of Mogwai's show at Terminal 5, New York on 9th May 2014.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Charity auction - Mogwai and related rarities

Colin Hardie, Mogwai's manager in the band's early years, is clearing out his record closet. The ebay auction benefits Accord Hospice.

Colin's posted some further info on the reasons behind the auction here:

Mogwai fans may be interested in the inclusion of:
Tuner/Lower 7” (RAR001)
Summer 7” (PUBE14)
1996 Tour Single 7”
Angels vs Aliens 7” (Che 61)
New Paths To Helicon 7” (WJ22)
R U Still In 2 It? 12” White Label (EYEUK037)
4 Satin EP 12” (Chem015)
Don’t Die Just Yet Remix 12” (GOBZPRO 6)
No Education=No Future 12” (Chem026)
Sweet Leaf 7” (NING 47)
You Stole The Sun From My Heart remix CDS
Mogwai Young Team – Japanese Issue CD (TFCK-87226)

alongside early Chemikal Underground releases from The Delgados, bis and Arab Strap and an Eska 7" which, if memory serves, comes with an insert specifically stating that Stuart Braithwaite didn't play the drums despite being the band's drummer at the time.

14 bids already...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

ATP Iceland - 10th to 12th July 2014

Mogwai return to Iceland for the first time since 2001, playing ATP Iceland over the weekend of 10th-12th July 2014. The line-up looks great - Portishead, Interpol, Low, Slowdive, Shellac, Forest Swords, Liars for starters. And no Goat!

Mogwai must be playing either 10th or 11th July, as they're playing in Slovakia on 12th July.

Come On Die Young reissue - pre-order

The pre-order for Chemikal Underground's reissue of Mogwai's 'Come On Die Young' album is live for CD and 4xLP boxset: