Mogwai score BBC Four Hiroshima documentary

Storyville: Atomic – Living in Dread and Promise will be broadcast this Sunday

Mogwai have recorded the score for a forthcoming BBC Four documentary that will mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Storyville: Atomic – Living in Dread and Promise will be broadcast this Sunday at 9pm and is part of a BBC Four Goes Nuclear, a season of shows dedicated to Hiroshima and the atomic age. Click below to watch a trailer, via Pitchfork.

The documentary will feature archive footage of protest marches, Cold War sabre rattling, Chernobyl and Fukishima, as well as looking at how X Rays and MRI scans have improved human lives. Other programmes in the season include Britain’s Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield and The Race For The World’s First Atomic Bomb: A Thousand Days Of Fear.

“BBC Four Goes Nuclear will consider the nuclear age from all sides – its groundbreaking opportunities as well as its terrifying dangers,” said Cassian Harrison, channel editor for BBC Four.

Mogwai recently teamed-up with the Edinburgh-based skateboard company Focus to release a limited run of boards and T-shirts. You can check out the merch via Mogwai’s online store.

Describing how the collaboration occurred, Sibs Roberts of Focus said: “We reached our 14th year in business last month, and each year we like to mark it with something special that we can look back on with pride: this project with Mogwai definitely fulfils that criteria. Being a fan of Mogwai’s music and knowing [band guitarist] Stuart [Braithwaite]’s love of skateboarding, I suggested the idea over a number of off the cuff emails, and here we are. Hopefully people will be as stoked on this as we are.”