Mogwai

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Live review: Mogwai, SWG3, Glasgow, Wed 21 Nov

22 Nov 20184 stars

Post-rock heavyweights play an intimate gig in support of Scottish Circle

These days more familiar in multi-tiered concert halls and the occasional date at the Hydro, it was a very special experience indeed to be able to hear Mogwai in a small black cube of a room once more, alongside an audience in the low hundreds. They…

Mogwai's Barry Burns curates a night of musical acts with links to both Glasgow and Berlin

26 Jul 2018

Burns and Molly Nilsson discuss Festival 2018 event New European Music

The links between Scotland and Germany created by Glasgow 2018 have been there for some time in a creative sense, with both cities renowned for their musical and artistic output, and for their exceptional club scenes. During Festival 2018, Mogwai's…

Mogwai announce UK shows with special guests The Twilight Sad

16 Jul 2018

Scottish post-rock legends will play shows in Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Brighton and Cardiff this November

Mogwai have announced a string of UK shows, with support from The Twilight Sad, kicking off this November. Tickets go on sale at 10am Fri 20 Jul. Hailing from Glasgow, where the band formed in 1995, the four-piece are known for their heavily melodic…

Edinburgh International Festival reveals full Light On The Shore lineup

2 May 2018

The Jesus and Mary Chain added to the August programme at Leith Theatre, along with performances from Mogwai, Anna Meredith and Django Django

The full lineup has been revealed for Edinburgh International Festival's Light On The Shore programme, set to take over the iconic Leith Theatre this August, celebrating Scotland's music influence whilst welcoming acts from all over the world. Spread…

Charity compilation album Glasgow Nights features tracks by Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Errors and more

3 Apr 2018

Raising money for anti-poverty group Money Advice Scotland

With any kind of compilation record based around a broad theme, you'll get moaning minnies coming out of the woodwork from left, right and centre. The thread running through Glasgow Nights is that of acts who earned their musical stripes on the city's…

The unlikely lads: Mogwai make the step up to arena rock

18 Dec 20174 stars

Live review of the indie rockers at Glasgow's Hydro

One of the unlikeliest developments of 2017 has to be the acceptance of Mogwai as a bona-fide arena rock band. They're not quite up there in Foo Fighters territory – while the floor at the Hydro was awash with people, there was a lot of free space up in…

Mogwai announce headline shows in Newcastle and Manchester for 2018, here's how to get tickets

24 Oct 2017

Scottish post-rock icons to perform at Northumberland University and Manchester Albert Hall in February

Mogwai have announced two new English dates for 2018, with tickets for the shows going on sale at 10am on Fri 27 Oct. The Scottish post rock icons will play Newcastle's Northumbria University on Thu 1 Feb before travelling to Manchester's Albert Hall…

Mogwai's Every Country's Sun is an album packed with the sound of the times

29 Aug 20174 stars

Post rockers offer something new on ninth studio album

There seems to be a school of thought working in certain corners that says Mogwai offer more of the same every time they return, that their disciplined and regular output has remained stuck in stylistic amber since Young Team first emerged in 1997.

The Hot 100 2016: 60–51

2 Nov 2016

Arika, Mogwai, Be Charlotte and manipulate among our favourite cultural contributors this year

Discussions have been had, arguments made and counsels taken. But now the talking is over (or perhaps just beginning) as we commence the countdown to reveal who is the hottest of the hot among this year's Scottish cultural community.

Mogwai & Mark Cousins

28 Aug 20165 stars

Exploration of nuclear energy for good and for bad from linchpins of Scottish culture

'The government has decided you should be told how best to protect yourself in the case of nuclear attack.' A stilted message delivered in Queens English formality portends the devastation to come: Mark Cousins' meticulous documentary exploring the…

Preview: Mogwai and Mark Cousins

12 Aug 2016

Two of Scotland's biggest creative forces band together for live performance of documentary film

For the premiere live performances of the new documentary film Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise, it's fair to say that two of Scotland's most significant creative forces have been brought together. The film itself was directed by the Edinburgh-based…

Preview: Deep Time – 'We're trying to make it as epic an experience as we can'

2 Aug 2016

After the phenomenal success of its opening event in 2015, the Edinburgh International Festival is kicking off with another big bang

Ten thousand people were expected to show up on Lothian Road last year for the International Festival's landmark opening extravaganza, The Harmonium Project. Instead, twice the number came out, proof if any were needed that public spectacles of this…

Mogwai – Atomic

31 Mar 20163 stars

Post-rock sounds for a post-apocalyptic world

Despite the fact that there are still as many as 15,695 nuclear warheads in existence, popular ideas about nuclear weapons and the science of building them has been reduced from a mortal concern to a morbid curiosity. Once, we prepared for four-minute…

The Hot 100 2015: 40–31

4 Nov 2015

Hudson Mohawke, Lyceum Theatre and Canongate among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2015

Since 2003, we’ve been compiling our annual list of Scotland’s most influential figures in arts and culture. Typically, this year’s Hot 100 list is a fine showcase of local talent – from film and TV stars to emerging comedians and theatremakers. Meet…

Mogwai’s Central Belters: Stuart Braithwaite’s Ten Favourite Mogwai Songs

23 Oct 2015

Stuart Braithwaite selects his ten favourite tracks and tells us what they mean to the band

As Mogwai release their perfectly-named 20th anniversary boxset Central Belters, Stuart Braithwaite selects his ten favourite tracks from the collection and tells us what they mean to the band …

20 things we love about Mogwai

29 May 2015

Ahead of their 20th anniversary gigs, here are 20 things that we love about Mogwai

From death parties in George Square to lighting up the Royal Albert Hall, Mogwai have been keeping us enthralled for two jam-packed decades. As their anniversary gigs approach, here are 20 things that we love about the cuddly post-rock legends.

Mogwai 20th anniversary tour, dates added and lineup details

23 Mar 2015

Cork and Dublin stops added to the tour, with Glasgow support now including Loop and The Vaselines

Scottish post-rockers Mogwai are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a recently announced series of June gigs in London and Glasgow, have now added dates in Cork and Dublin to their tour schedule. Also announced are the supporting acts joining…

BBC 6 Music Festival 2015 to take place on Tyneside

29 Jan 2015

Interpol, Royal Blood, Mogwai, Young Fathers, The Cribs and King Creosote confirmed

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event in Manchester, the BBC 6 Music Festival is heading to Tyneside this February. Each evening ‘6 Music Festival by Night’ is held at various locations across both sides of the River Tyne. Featured…

Mogwai announce 20th anniversary shows

26 Jan 2015

Post-rock heroes to play special Glasgow and London gigs

Mogwai have announced details of four new shows in June to mark their 20th anniversary. The iconic Scottish five-piece will be performing for two consecutive nights at the Glasgow Barrowlands on 20 and 21 Jun, followed by another two night residency…

Preview: Musik / Reise

24 Dec 2014

German electronica appreciation with Hans Joachim Irmler and friends

Faust arguably set the template for the whole immersive living, band-as-commune, jamming-naked-in-the-kitchen thing when they encamped themselves in a house-cum-studio in rural Germany in 1970 and made some landmark recordings. Communal living aside…

The Hot 100 2014: 30-21

11 Dec 2014

Karen Gillan, Paolo Nutini and Rose Leslie among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

Mogwai – Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1 EP

6 Nov 20144 stars

Glasgow band take new musical direction with latest release that includes three Rave Tapes remixes

Less than a year after their unexpected but well-deserved most successful record yet (eighth album Rave Tapes broke the UK top ten), the ever hard-grafting Mogwai are back with an EP which leads off with probably the most commercial song they’ve ever…

Yes or No? 15 shows to help you make your decision for the Scottish independence referendum

12 Sep 2014

Need help deciding? Let the worlds of art, theatre, comedy, books and music lend a hand

Glasgow Early Days: The Arches Referendum Festival A week of special theatre commissions including work by Rob Drummond, Gary McNair & Davey Anderson and Robert Ormerod, with the Arches Political Party the night before and the What Now? Brunch the…

Interview: Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite on Last Big Weekend gig in Glasgow's East End

27 Aug 2014

Saturday line-up includes Young Fathers, Honeyblood, Fuck Buttons and Swervedriver

When you're interviewing Stuart Braithwaite, wise and notoriously outspoken guitar player with Mogwai, about the summer that Glasgow's just had, the first thing you want to know is what he thought of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. In which…

CHVRCHES, Boards of Canada and Biffy Clyro longlisted for Scottish Album of the Year Award 2013

24 Apr 2014

RM Hubbert, Camera Obscura, Frightened Rabbit, Mogwai, The Pastels and Edwyn Collins also recognised

The longlist for The Scottish Album of the Year Award 2013 has been announced, with CHVRCHES, Boards of Canada and last year's winner RM Hubbert among the nominees. The prize, now in its third year, honours Scottish artists who produced albums between…