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Mogwai Share “Party in the Dark” Video Inspired by 1980s Sci-Fi and Horror Films

Every Country's Sun Due Out September 1 via Temporary Residence Inc.

Aug 09, 2017

Mogwai are releasing a new albumEvery Country's Sun, on September 1 via Temporary Residence Inc. Previously they had shared the album's first single, and opening track, "Coolverine," as well as a cool black & white slow motion video for the song chronicling a telekinetic event, and its second single, "Party in the Dark" (one of the band's more accessible songs). More

Listen: Mogwai - “Party in the Dark”

Every Country’s Sun Due Out September 1 via Temporary Residence Inc.

Jun 29, 2017

Mogwai are releasing a new albumEvery Country's Sun, on September 1 via Temporary Residence Inc. Previously they had shared the album's first single, and opening track, "Coolverine," as well as a cool black & white slow motion video for the song chronicling a telekinetic event.  More

Mogwai Share Telekinetic “Coolverine” Video

Every Country's Sun Due Out September 1 via Temporary Residence Inc.

Jun 07, 2017

Mogwai are releasing a new albumEvery Country's Sun, on September 1 via Temporary Residence Inc. Previously they had shared the album's first single, and opening track, "Coolverine."  More

Mogwai Announce New Album, Share “Coolverine”

Every Country's Sun Due Out September 1 via Temporary Residence Inc.

May 15, 2017

Mogwai has announced a new album, Every Country's Sun, and shared its first single, and opening track, "Coolverine." Every Country's Sun is due out September 1 via Temporary Residence Inc. More

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2016 / 15th Anniversary Issue with The Flaming Lips on the Cover

Issue 59 Also Includes Interviews with The Avalanches, Death Cab for Cutie, The Divine Comedy, Rose Elinor Dougall, Foxygen, Jagwar Ma, Jim Jarmusch, Jens Lekman, Mogwai, My Morning Jacket, The Radio Dept., R.E.M., Savages, Weyes Blood, and Much More

Dec 30, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our joint Best of 2016 / 15th Anniversary Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readbug). The issue celebrates the best albums of 2016, reflects on Under the Radar's 15th anniversary and albums released in 2001, looks forward to albums due out in early 2017, and features The Flaming Lips on the cover. There's also a big article examining how the music industry has changed in the last 15 years and in our Artist Survey section various musicians comment on the music and events of 2016. More

Dec 05, 2016

Mogwai released a new album, Atomic, earlier this year via Temporary Residence Inc. The album featured reworked versions of the music recorded for the soundtrack to Atomic: Living In Dread and Promise, a documentary by director Mark Cousin that aired on the BBC last year and was about the nightmares of the nuclear age. More

Watch: Minor Victories - “Give Up the Ghost (Orchestral Variation)” Video

Orchestral Variations Due Out November 25 via Fat Possum

Nov 16, 2016

Minor Victories is a supergroup featuring Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite, Editors' Justin Lockey, and Hand Held Cine Club's James Lockey.  More

Oct 24, 2016

Minor Victories is a supergroup featuring Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite, Editors' Justin Lockey, and Hand Held Cine Club's James Lockey.  More

Aug 01, 2016

Minor Victories is a supergroup featuring Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite, Editors' Justin Lockey, and Hand Held Cine Club's James Lockey. The band's self-titled debut album came out back in June via Fat Possum in the U.S.  More

May 10, 2016

Minor Victories is a supergroup featuring Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite, Editors' Justin Lockey, and Hand Held Cine Club's James Lockey. The band's self-titled debut album is due out June 3 via Fat Possum in the U.S. (and [PIAS] in the rest of the world). Now they have shared another song from the album, "Breaking My Light." More

Watch: Mogwai - “Ether” Video

Atomic Due Out June 17 via Temporary Residence Inc.

Feb 29, 2016

Mogwai are releasing a new album, Atomic, in the U.S. on June 17 via Temporary Residence Inc. (and April 1 in the U.K. via the band's own Rock Action label). The album featured reworked versions of the music recorded for the soundtrack to Atomic: Living In Dread and Promise, a documentary by director Mark Cousin that aired on the BBC last year and was about the nightmares of the nuclear age.  More

Minor Victories (Members of Slowdive, Mogwai, Editors) Announce Debut Album, Share “A Hundred Ropes”

Minor Victories Due Out June 3 via Fat Possum, To Also Feature Mark Kozelek and The Twilight Sad's James Graham

Feb 22, 2016

Minor Victories is a supergroup featuring Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite, Editors' Justin Lockey, and Hand Held Cine Club's James Lockey. The project was announced last year and now the band's debut album has officially been announced and the group has shared their first single, "A Hundred Ropes," via its video.  More

Minor Victories (Featuring Members of Slowdive, Mogwai, and Editors) Share Short Film

Supergroup Includes Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite, and Editors' Justin Lockey

Jul 23, 2015

Minor Victories is a new supergroup (although supergroups often hate being called supergroups). It features Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite, Editors' Justin Lockey, and Hand Held Cine Club's James Lockey.  More

Jul 21, 2015

Our Norwegian photographer Thor Møller had enough of the cold and rainy Norwegian summer so he headed south to Germany last weekend to check out the Melt! festival, one of the biggest open air festivals for electronic music in Germany.  More

Mogwai Announce Best Of and Rarities Collection, Share “Helicon 1” Video

Central Belters Due Out October 9 via Rock Action

Jun 24, 2015

Scottish post-rockers Mogwai are releasing a new best of and rarities collection entitled Central Belters and due out October 9 via the band's own Rock Action label.  More

Mogwai Announce New EP, “Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1.”

Listen to New Track "Teenage Exorcists"

Oct 03, 2014

Following their latest full-length Rave Tapes Scottish post-rockers Mogwai have announced the release of a new EP, Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. More

May 12, 2014

Releasing their latest LP Rave Tapes earlier this year post-rock collective Mogwai have premiered a brand new music video for the record's included single "Simon Ferocious." More

Jan 14, 2014

Next week post-rock veterans Mogwai are poised to release their latest LP Rave Tapes. More

Dec 02, 2013

On Jan. 21 Scottish post-rock collective Mogwai will release their newest album Rave Tapes. More

Mogwai Announce North American Tour Dates

New Album Rave Tapes Out Jan. 21

Nov 05, 2013

Recently announcing the forthcoming release of their new album Rave Tapes on Jan. 21, Scottish post-rock collective Mogwai have revealed their plans for a North American tour next spring. More

Mogwai Announce New Album, “Rave Tapes”

Listen to New Track "Remurdered"

Oct 28, 2013

Scottish post-rock ensemble Mogwai have announced that they will return with a brand new album titled Rave Tapes. More

Dec 17, 2012

Last month Mogwai announced that they were soundtracking French program Les Revenants, a television show loosely based on a 2004 French zombie flick of the same name. More

Mogwai to Release Remix Album “A Wrenched Virile Lore”

Listen to "George Square Thatcher Death Party" (Justin K Broadrick Reshape)

Oct 05, 2012

Mogwai have announced the release of A Wrenched Virile Lore, a remix album featuring songs from their 2011 effort Hardcore Will never Die But You WillMore

Apr 19, 2012

With the recently evicted Occupy Wall Street movement designating May 1 as a date of re-occupation worldwide, fellow organization Music for Occupy has announced the release of a benefit compilation on May 15. More

The Digital Version of Under the Radar’s 10th Anniversary Issue Features 70 Extra Pages of Content

Includes Bonus Joanna Newsom vs. Robin Pecknold Interview, Plus Articles on The Dears, Dntel/The Postal Service, The Fiery Furnaces, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Saint Etienne, Elliott Smith, Sonic Youth, and more

Nov 23, 2011

The digital version of Under the Radar's 10th Anniversary Issue includes the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 70 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print version, including extra full page photos, 13 bonus articles, and 11 bonus reviews. The digital version includes exclusive bonus articles on Arab Strap, Clinic, The Dears, The Delgados, DNTEL/The Postal Service, The Fiery FurnacesRobin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes vs. Joanna NewsomMogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Saint EtienneElliott Smith, and Sonic Youth. More

Mogwai Postpones Tour/Radio Dept. Cancels Tour

New Mogwai Dates Begin October 5

Sep 28, 2011

Glasgow-based band, Mogwai, have pushed back their tour, while also canceling their appearance at the ATP Festival More

Listen: Mogwai’s “Get to France”

Earth Division Out September 12

Jul 28, 2011

“Get to France” is the first track to surface from Mogwai’s forthcoming EP Earth Division (out September 12 via Sub Pop). We have the track.  More

Portishead Announce Fall U.S. Tour

Follows Band Curated I’ll Be Your Mirror Festival

Jul 11, 2011

As previously announced, British trip-hop legends Portishead will be curating and headlining ATP's I'll Be Your Mirror festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey, October 1 and 2. More

Mogwai Announce New EP “Earth Division”

Out September 12 Via Sub Pop

Jul 08, 2011

Ear-shattering post-rockers Mogwai are set to release new EP Earth Division (out September 12 via Sub Pop). We have the details. More

Mogwai Explain “How to Be a Werewolf” in New Video

Apparently it Takes Lots of Movement

Dec 09, 2010

In their new video “How to Be a Werewolf (in Thirty Century Man)” Mogwai takes to the roads. We have the clip.  More

Bands Added to 2011 Primavera Fest Lineup

The Flaming Lips, Belle and Sebastian Among Acts Announced.

Nov 15, 2010

Primavera promoters have announced today a slew of buzz-worthy acts joining Pulp for the epic five-day fest, which runs from May 25th through the 29th in Barcelona, Spain.  More

Oct 27, 2010

Scottish art rockers Mogwai are set to release their seventh studio album February 15th. We have the details and extensive tour dates.  More

Sep 16, 2010

Under the Radar’s Summer 2010 Issue is a special issue named the Wasted on the Youth Issue that features musicians and actors talking about their childhood memories and things they loved when they were kids. We’re also posting web-exclusive essays that were not printed in the issue, including this one by Stuart Braithwaite, guitarist/vocalist for Scotland’s Mogwai. More

New Mogwai Film “Burning” Through Venues and Theaters This Summer

Screening in Advance of August 24 DVD/LP Release

Jun 15, 2010

Mogwai are set to screen their concert film, Burning, prior to DVD/LP release. We have the details. More

Mogwai Auctioning off Piano and Other Items to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims

Other Items for Auction Include: Signed Vinyl, Posters, and Concert DVD

Jan 20, 2010

The recovery of Haiti after last week's devastating earthquake continues. Adding their support to the efforts is British band Mogwai who are auctioning off a piano to benefit Doctors Without Borders. More


Interviews

Mogwai on “Rock Action”

A Bold Redirection

Mar 14, 2017

Mogwai are an enduring and majestic band, singular in their fiercely integral approach to the dramatic rock instrumentalism they have defined and transcended. Back in 2001, their legacy was only just beginning to materialize.  More

Minor Victories

Distant Battle Cries

Jul 12, 2016

Slowdive's Rachel Goswell says the word 'supergroup' "sits very uncomfortably with her." She's talking about her new project Minor Victories, which, as the term implies, also includes members of other noted bandsEditors' Justin Lockey, his brother James, and Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite. More

Mogwai

21st Century Boys

Apr 11, 2014

Back in 1997 on their first-ever U.S. tour, in support of Pavement, Mogwai was anointed by no less an authority than Stephen Malkmus as "the first band of the 21st century." When reminded of this, their guitarist Stuart Braithwaite says with a laugh, "We're getting old! But that was a very nice thing for him to say."  More

Jan 06, 2011

For Under the Radar’s 8th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2010. However our printed pages weren’t enough to hold all the great responses we got. Pick up a copy of Under the Radar’s Year End issue for interviews with: The Antlers, Bon Iver, Caribou, Club 8, Delphic, Rose Elinor Dougall, Gayngs, Hot Chip, Lost in the Trees, Love is All, The Love Language, Mogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River,Yoko Ono, Owen Pallett, Plants and Animals, Mark Ronson, Superchunk, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Van Etten, and Vivian Girls.  Then check here for bonus responses not found in the magazine. Here are additional answers from from Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai. More


Reviews

Atomic

Atomic

Temporary Residence

Jun 09, 2016

If any group can provide the soundtrack to a film about the nuclear age, it's Mogwai. Along the way in their epic career they have periodically taken on the task of translating their spacious and magnificent rock orchestration into the auditory language of moving image. More

Rave Tapes

Rave Tapes

Sub Pop

Feb 04, 2014

Sadly, post-rock heroes Mogwai continue to plod along by either replicating their former triumphs in a less effective, less effecting, and generally sheeny-shinier manner or by loafing around with the cack-handed utilization of "progressive" electronic elements. In the latter category, "Remurdered" sees the band half-heartedly fumbling for a new direction down the back of Errors' couch while listening to Kraftwerk. More

Les Revenants

Les Revenants

ROCK ACTION

Mar 28, 2013

Back in February this year, composer Clint Mansell told London's The Guardian that film scores and post-rock were becoming interchangeable. More