Mogwai Biography

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. Rock Action records is named after Stooges drummer Scott Asheton, who had his name changed to Rock Action. 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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Mogwai News

Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite on vegetarianism: 'Pigs cry when they are going to die' – watch

Musician claims that a conversation with his mum convinced him to go meat-free

  • Jul 14, 2014

Mogwai say they are not bothered about clashing with 'unbelievably bad' Metallica at Glastonbury

Metal band's drummer singled out for criticism by Park Stage headliners

  • Jun 3, 2014

Mogwai confirm plans to soundtrack series 2 of 'The Returned' and reissue second album

'Come On Die Young' will be re-released in the summer alongside an EP of new music

  • Mar 22, 2014

Mogwai top Official Record Store Chart

Post-rockers' new album 'Rave Tapes' debuts at Number One ahead of Warpaint

  • Jan 30, 2014

Mogwai release their own limited-edition whiskey

RockAct81w was distilled in 2004 and is limited to just 324 bottles

  • Jan 22, 2014

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The Lord Is Out Of Control

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Stanley Kubrick

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Travel Is Dangerous Play Video

Travel Is Dangerous

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Mogwai Reviews

Mogwai - 'Rave Tapes'

Mogwai - 'Rave Tapes'

They're not as anarchic at they once were, but the Glaswegians have found plenty more crescendos to climb

  • Jan 17, 2014

Mogwai - 'A Wrenched Virile Lore'

Mogwai’s second remix album is a good reason to dig up their first

  • Nov 16, 2012

Album Review: Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (Rock Action)

Injecting their cacaphonic assualt with moments of subtle respite on their seventh studio album.

  • Feb 10, 2011

Mogwai : Happy Songs For Happy People

Post-rockers turn down the volume to reveal a work of staggering beauty

  • Jun 13, 2003

Mogwai : Rock Action

Avant post-rockers' third album ventures into the terrifying world of proper singing

  • Apr 26, 2001

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