Mogwai (Scottish post-rock band)

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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. 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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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 Young Team Mogwai 4.35 12
1999 Come On Die Young Mogwai 6
2001 Rock Action Mogwai 6
2003 Happy Songs for Happy People Mogwai 4
2006 Mr. Beast Mogwai 8
2008 The Hawk Is Howling Mogwai 4 6
2011 Hardcore Will Never Die, but You Will Mogwai 4.35 9
2014 Rave Tapes Mogwai 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 Ten Rapid: Collected Recordings 1996-1997 Compilation Mogwai 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2005 Government Commissions: BBC Sessions 1996-2003 Live Mogwai 3
2010 Special Moves Live Mogwai 4
2011 iTunes Festival: London 2011 Live Mogwai 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1998 Kicking a Dead Pig: Mogwai Songs Remixed Remix Mogwai 5 5
2012 A Wrenched Virile Lore Remix Mogwai 2

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait Soundtrack Mogwai 2
2013 Les Revenants Soundtrack Mogwai 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1996 Tuner / Lower Mogwai 1
1996 Angels vs. Aliens / Buzzsong Mogwai / Dweeb 1
1996 Summer / Ithaca 27ø9 Mogwai 1
1997 New Paths to Helicon Mogwai 1
1998 Sweet Leaf / Black Sabbath MogwaiMagoo 2
2001 U.S. Tour, Spring 2001 Split Mogwai / Bardo Pond 1
2001 5 Track Tour Single Mogwai 1
2006 Friend of the Night Mogwai 2 2
2006 Travel Is Dangerous Mogwai 2
2008 Tour Split Single Mogwai / Fuck Buttons 1
2011 Rano Pano Mogwai 1
2011 Mexican Grand Prix Mogwai 1
2011 San Pedro Mogwai 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 4 Satin EP Mogwai 4
1998 Mogwai Fear Satan Remixes Mogwai 1
1998 No Education = No Future (Fuck the Curfew) Mogwai 2
1999 EP Mogwai 3
2001 Travels in Constants, Volume 12 Mogwai 1
2001 My Father My King Mogwai 3.5 7
2008 Batcat Mogwai 1
2011 Earth Division EP Mogwai 4 4

EP + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2001 EP+6 Compilation Mogwai 1

EP + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait Soundtrack Mogwai 1
2012 Les Revenants EP Soundtrack Mogwai 2

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