BAKER COOKS UP SOMETHING BIZARRE!

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Mogwai record Jewish religious song for Baker's forthcoming experimental album - Mani and Hooky pop up elsewhere...

Mogwai, NEW ORDER and Primal Scream bassist MANI will all appear on a bizarre concept album from legendary producer ARTHUR BAKER, set for release later this year.

Mogwai, who are in the process of writing the follow-up to last year’s ‘Come On Die Young’ album, have recorded an old Jewish hymn with Baker and, just recently, New Order bassist Peter Hook added to the ‘tune’. It’s thought the album will contain similar experimental material.

Speaking to NME at the Premier Awards night, Martin Bulloch, Mogwai drummer, told NME: “Arthur came up to Glasgow at the end of last year and we did and old Jewish hymn, a couple of days ago, he got Peter Hook to play on the tune we did as well so that’s going to be coming out soon I reckon.”

“It’s going to be an album, or an EP will all these tunes on it, the guys from New Order are on it, Mani from Primal Scream, it’s going to be a tremendous record.”

Arthur Baker is best known for his work with Afrika Bambaata, New Edition and New Order.

He recently united artists like Kid Rock, Ozzy Osbourne, The Spice Girls and Mick Jagger for the BBC’s charity version of the Rolling Stones classic ‘It’s Only Rock And Roll (But I Like It)’.

It’s not known which label his new album will be released on, but it’s tipped for a late spring release.

Meanwhile, Mogwai will headline the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival at Camber Sands holiday centre, near Rye in East Sussex from April 7-9.

The band are ‘curating’ the festival – the follow-up to last year’s Belle & Sebastian organised ‘Bowlie Weekender’ – which will also features Super Furry Animals, Sonic Youth, Stereolab, Tindersicks, Sigur Ros, Shellac and The For Carnation, a new band featuring ex-Slint frontman Brian McMahon.

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