I’m not huge on film soundtracks or scores, even if they’re by artists I like, as their inherent background music-ness tends to not hold my interest. A strong exception to this is Mogwai, who obviously know a thing or two about making atmospheric instrumental music bracing and exciting. So when the band releases a soundtrack, […]
Every once in a while I think about would-be supergroup Minor Victories and wonder why I didn’t love their 2016 self-titled debut more than I did. I listened to it a lot on its release, and it certainly hit a lot of sweet spots for me, but didn’t end up having the shelf life I […]
Mogwai wrapped their Spring North American tour in support of As The Love Continues this past weekend, and as a parting gift, they’ve released a new, non-album track along with video. Recording of it began alongside the rest of the Continues material at VADA Studios near Birmingham, England, but wasn’t completed until last month at […]
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 […]
As most Mogwai song titles are wonderful nonsense, I’m pretty sure there’s nothing deliberately Christmas-y about this track from their 1999 EP release, but it’s pretty and doesn’t at any point sound like a thousand blenders being thrown into a trash compactor, so it’s probably as Christmas-y as they get.
Okay, the provenance of this performance is a little misleading as Mogwai were nowhere near KEXP’s Seattle studios in March but extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures and all that. Unable to tour or perform for an audience after releasing one of their best records in February, the band took to streaming performances from a […]
Part of the rollout for Mogwai’s latest album As The Love Continues back in February was Stuart Braithwaite, Barry Burns, and band’s account live-tweeting a playthrough of the record on Tim’s Twitter Listening Party the night before the album was certified as their first #1 record in the UK. Not a bad way to celebrate […]
Mogwai‘s 1999 second album Come On Die Young might not have gotten as good reviews as their debut Young Team – and it’s not my favourite of theirs either – it holds a special place in my heart as the first Mogwai record I heard, starting a devotion to their music that has waxed and […]