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Mogwai



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Hometown: Glasgow (Scotland)

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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.


Reviews

Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

Mogwai

Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (2011)

Sub Pop

Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling

Mogwai

The Hawk Is Howling (2008)

Matador

Mogwai Mr. Beast

Mogwai

Mr. Beast (2006)

Matador

Mogwai Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait [soundtrack]

Mogwai

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)

live show

Tours: Mogwai
Mogwai have announced more tour dates in North America as they support their new album on Sub Pop Records, Rave Tapes. You can click Read More for the…
January 21, 2014
Media: Mogwai: 'Rave Tapes'
Mogwai are streaming their new album called Rave Tapes. It's due out on January 21, 2014. Check it out…
January 14, 2014
Media: Mogwai: "Remurdered"
Mogwai will be releasing a new album called Rave Tapes on January 21, 2014. The first track from the album, "Remurdered," is streaming now. You can click Read More for the…
October 30, 2013
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Paramore have posted a teaser of their first single from the upcoming follow up to Brand New Eyes in 2009. The song, which Spin…
January 08, 2013
Media: Deafheaven: "Punk Rock/Cody" (Mogwai Cover)
Deafheaven's cover of Mogwai's "Punk Rock/Cody" is now streaming online. It's one of their contributions to the October 30, 2012 Split they're releasing…
October 11, 2012
Media: Mogwai: "Earth Division"
Mogwai are streaming a previously-unreleased song, "Earth Division." The song is set to appear on Occupy This Album!, a 99-song collection to benefit the Occupy Wall Street movement. The compilation is set for a May 15th, 2012 release, and will also feature…
April 20, 2012
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D.C. post-punk act The Make-Up are set to reunite for a performance at All Tomorrow's Parties' "I'll Be Your Mirror" event, taking place this May in London, UK. The event is being curated by post-rockers…
February 16, 2012
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February 14, 2012
Tours: Mogwai
Mogwai have announced some festival dates in Belgium, Spain, Chile and the UK followed by a run of tour dates in the US and Canada in May and June. You can click Read More for the…
February 02, 2012
Tours: Afghan Whigs reunite for ATP
Beloved soul/punk outfit The Afghan Whigs have announced plans to reunite for the 2012 London edition of All Tomorrow's Parties. The show will be the first performance from the…
December 07, 2011

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