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. 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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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2001 Tribute to Spacemen 3 Various Artists 1
2002 As If to Nothing Craig Armstrong 3
2005 Tsunami Relief Scotland Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1998 A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise 1998 Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 Kid Loco Presents Jesus Life for Children Under 12 Inches Compilation Kid Loco 3
1999 Everything Is Nice: The Matador Records 10th Anniversary Anthology Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 Fabulous Shit Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 The Carve Up Compilation Various Artists 1
2001 Rock Sound: Music With Attitude, Volume 24 Compilation Various Artists 1
2001 Intended Play (Spring 2001) Compilation Various Artists 1
2002 Livid 2002 : Livid Superstars Of 2002 & Life Members 2001-1989 Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 Out of Our Heads on Skelp Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 Rock Action Presents, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 Bitter Sweet Melodies Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 Festivalguide CD 2003 Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 HVY.16.Sumosonic Compilation Various Artists 1
2004 Matador at Fifteen Compilation Various Artists 1
2004 One-In-Four Compilation Various Artists 1
2005 duyster. Compilation Various Artists 1
2005 15 Aniversario PopStock! - Everlasting Compilation Various Artists 1
2006 Rock Open 2006 Compilation Various Artists 1
2006 CHEM087CD Compilation Various Artists 1
2006 Music From Time and Space, Volume 18 Compilation Various Artists 1
2007 Dig for Fire: A Tribute to Pixies Compilation Various Artists 2
2008 Intended Play (Fall 2008) Compilation Various Artists 1
2010 Matador at 21 Compilation Various Artists 5 1
2011 23 This Year: The Sub Pop Amazon Sampler Compilation Various Artists 2
2011 Benefit Compilation for Japan Compilation Various Artists 1
2012 Rough Trade Shops: Green Man '12 Compilation Various Artists 1
2012 Occupy This Album Compilation Various Artists 1
Indie #3: 1988-1997 Compilation Various Artists 1
Woon Y Tunes, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2010 DJ-Kicks: James Holden Compilation DJ-mix James Holden 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2012 Live at KEXP, Volume Eight Compilation Live Various Artists 1

Album + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Ministry of Sound: Breaks 03 DJ-mix Kid Kenobi 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1999 The Trip: The Original Soundtrack From the Channel 4 Series Soundtrack Various Artists 1
2004 The Football Factory Soundtrack Various Artists 1
2004 Wicker Park Soundtrack Various Artists 5 1
2004 Le conseguenze dell'amore Soundtrack Pasquale Catalano 1
2006 Miami Vice Soundtrack Various Artists 1
2007 Ex Drummer Soundtrack Various Artists 1

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