Along with their albums, the Scottish rockers of Mogwai have also been making film scores between albums, and it shows. On their latest release,…Read More
The cosmic post-rock band Mogwai were formed in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1996 by guitarist/vocalist Stuart Braithwaite, guitarist Dominic Aitchison, and drummer Martin Bulloch, longtime friends with the goal of creating “serious guitar music.” Toward that end they added another guitarist, John Cummings, before debuting in March 1996 with the single “Tuner,” a rarity in the Mogwai discography for its prominent vocals; the follow-up, a split single with Dweeb titled “Angels vs. Aliens,” landed in the Top Ten on the British indie charts. Following appearances on a series of compilations, Mogwai returned later in the year with the 7″ “Summer”; after another early-1997 single, “New Paths to Helicon,” they issued Ten Rapid, a collection of their earliest material.
Around the time that Mogwai recorded the superb 1997 EP 4 Satin, former Teenage Fanclub and Telstar Ponies member Brendan O’Hare joined the lineup in time for the recording of Mogwai’s debut studio LP, Mogwai Young Team, exiting a short time later to return to his primary projects, Macrocosmica and Fiend. Again a quartet, Mogwai next issued 1998’s Kicking a Dead Pig, a two-disc remix collection; the No Education = No Future (Fuck the Curfew) EP appeared a few months later. In 1999, they released Come On Die Young. Rock Action arrived in early 2001. Late that year, Mogwai released the My Father, My King EP; two years later, they issued the ironically titled Happy Songs for Happy People. Government Commissions: BBC Sessions 1996-2004 arrived early in 2005.
Mr. Beast, which was released in 2006, found the band going in a softer, more reflective direction. Late that year, the band’s collaboration with Clint Mansell on the soundtrack to The Fountain arrived; Mogwai also crafted the score for Douglas Gordon’s Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, which was released in the U.K. in 2006 and in the U.S. the following spring. The Batcat EP, which featured a collaboration with garage-psych legend Roky Erickson, arrived in late summer 2008, heralding the release of The Hawk Is Howling — which reunited the band with producer Andy Miller for the first time in a decade — that fall. In 2010, Mogwai released their first live album, Special Moves, as a package with the Vincent Moon-directed concert film Burning. For 2011’s Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, the band reunited with Young Team producer Paul Savage for a more streamlined set of songs. Later that year, Mogwai followed up with an EP of unreleased material from the Hardcore sessions, Earth Division, released on Sub Pop.
Mogwai have today shared the video for new single “Party In The Dark’” taken from forthcoming album Every Country’s Sun. Directed by Craig Murray…Read More
Mogwai have shared new track “Party In The Dark,” off their album Every Country’s Sun, out September 1st via Temporary Residence Ltd. “Party In…Read More
Mogwai have released a new video for their single “Coolverine.” The track is off their forthcoming full-length Every Country’s Sun, available September 1st, via…Read More
Long-running Scottish art-rock institution Mogwai have announced a new album, Every Country’s Sun, set for release September 1st on Temporary Residence Ltd. The new…Read More
You may know Mogwai, Slowdive, or Editors, but how they ended up recording an album together is another story, a long one…Enter Justin…Read More
Minor Victories, is the new UK supergroup comprised of Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, and Editors’ Justin Lockey and his brother James. Today,…Read More
Max Richter’s pioneering work SLEEP is to be made available physically in its 8 hour entirety for the first time on December 11th. The…Read More
After a celebrating their fourth birthday late last year, Plisskën return once again with another eclectic line-up. The festival officially gets underway with the…Read More
Mogwai will issue Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1 EP on CD and vinyl in North America on Jan. 27 via their own Rock…Read More
The first festival shows for newly reformed British band Slowdive, New Yorkers Television with their master piece “Marquee Moon”, Spoon’s effervescent pop, who have a new record, the third reincarnation of Slint claiming their crucial role in the appearance of slowcore,Read More
It would seem dipping their artist toes into the world of soundtracking and cinema has bled through into Mogwai’s day job. The Scottish five piece have lent their post-rock wares to accompany the visuals to Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, the motion picture that captures French footballing genius, Zinedine Zidane in full,Read More