Tonight, I’ll be seeing Mogwai for the eighth time, but the first in over five years and the first time touring behind a regular studio album in a decade. That January 2017 show was for their 2016 soundtrack Atomic, which I loved and was thrilled to hear performed front to back, but it’s a different kind of Mogwai show when you know you’re not going to get bludgeoned with “My Father My King” or “Mogwai Fear Satan” at any point. So that means that June 2012 show at The Phoenix for Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will was the last time I got properly assaulted by Stuart Braithwaite and company.
This show is part of their long-awaited tour for last year’s chart-topping As The Love Continues and naturally you’d think a video from said record would be some relevant content… but I already posted them all, along with much of the accompanying press.
So instead, here’s a clip from their previous album, 2017’s Every Country’ Son, the tour for which I skipped in December 2017 because I figured I had just seen them earlier that year, why overdo it? What can I say, pandemics realign your priorities. I’ve had tickets for tonight’s show for like ten months. Cannot wait.
And as a bit of bonus material, a live performance of the song from Maida Vale for BBC6 in October 2017:
And a short clip of the band discussing the making of the song; there’s one of these for every song on Every Country’s Sun.