Formed 1995.

Scottish post-rock band

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Mogwai - Remurdered

Synthy builder of a track from the Rave Tapes album, live at the CCA.

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Mogwai are a Scottish post-rock band, formed in 1995 in Glasgow. The band consists of Stuart Braithwaite (guitar, vocals), John Cummings (guitar, vocals), Barry Burns (guitar, piano, synthesizer, vocals), Dominic Aitchison (bass guitar), and Martin Bulloch (drums). The band typically compose lengthy guitar-based instrumental pieces that feature dynamic contrast, melodic bass guitar lines, and heavy use of distortion and effects. The band were for several years signed to renowned Glasgow indie label Chemikal Underground, and have been distributed by different labels such as Matador in the US and Play It Again Sam in the UK, but now use their own label Rock Action Records in the UK, and Sub Pop in North America. The band were frequently championed by John Peel from their early days, and recorded no fewer than seven Peel Sessions between 1996 and 2004. Peel also recorded a brief introduction for the compilation Government Commissions: BBC Sessions 1996–2003.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Les Revenants

    Les Revenants 2013

    Reviewed by Daniel Ross
    The French undead inspire another very much alive Mogwai album.
  2. Review of Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

    Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will 2011

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    Scottish quintet’s seventh studio LP forgoes fiery riffs for melodic accessibility.
  3. Review of Special Moves / Burning

    Special Moves / Burning 2010

    Reviewed by Noel Gardner
    The mighty Scottish instrumentalists recorded live in Brooklyn.
  4. Review of The Hawk Is Howling

    The Hawk Is Howling 2008

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Thank goodness someone's still doing this stuff.
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