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Hometown: Glasgow (Scotland)


Scottish five piece Mogwai formed in 1995 and debuted a year later with the single "Tuner/Lower", released on their own Rock Action label. They've since gone on to develop their distinctive style of apocalyptic, yet deeply humanised noise across four albums, establishing the transcendentally effective quiet–loud/quiet–loud dynamic as their very own and spawning a generation of imitators. Usually tagged a post–rock band because of their slow–build, instrumental workouts and the neo–classical majesty of their more ambitious songs, Mogwai are rather a bunch of a–rockers, drawn to whatever serves their cause – be it the stripped–down delicacy of Erik Satie or the boiling rage of Big Black. Mix light and dark together, Mogwai understand, and you make magic.


Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will


Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (2011)

Sub Pop

Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling


The Hawk Is Howling (2008)


Mogwai Mr. Beast


Mr. Beast (2006)


Mogwai Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait [soundtrack]


Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait [soundtrack] (2006)

Wall of Sound

Mogwai/And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead live in Sydney

Mogwai/And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead

live in Sydney (2002)

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