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Background information
Origin Glasgow, Scotland
Genre(s) Instrumental Rock
Psychedelic Rock
Years active 1995—present
Label(s) Matador Records
Sub Pop
Play It Again Sam
Chemikal Underground
Website Website
Stuart Braithwaite
Dominic Aitchison
Martin Bulloch
John Cummings
Barry Burns
Former members
Brendan O'Hare

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Mogwai Overview


Mogwai are a Scottish post-rock band, formed in 1995 in Glasgow. The band consists of Stuart Braithwaite (electric guitar, vocals), John Cummings (electric guitar, vocals), Barry Burns (electric guitar, piano, synthesiser, vocals), Dominic Aitchison (bass guitar), and Martin Bulloch (drum kit). The band typically composes lengthy guitar-based instrumental pieces that feature dynamic contrast, melodic bass guitar lines, and heavy use of distortion and effects.

Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. (2011) The Hawk Is Howling (2008) Mr. Beast (2006) Happy Songs For Happy People (2003) Rock Action (2001) Come On Die Young (1999) Young Team (1997)

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Mogwai Join iTunes Festival 2011 Line-Up

March 24, 2011
Mogwai have been added to the line-up for this year's iTunes festival in London. The free event will feature a total of 62 bands over 31 nights at the Roundhouse in Camden.  Read more 

Mogwai To Play End Of The Road Festival 2011

March 8, 2011
Mogwai are set to headline this year’s End Of The Road festival, it’s been announced. The festival takes place at the Larmer Tree Gardens on North Dorset from September 2-4.  Read more 

Mogwai Announce New Album 'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will'

October 27, 2010
Mogwai have announced plans to release a new album called ‘Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will’. The group's seventh studio effort is due to be released on February 14 next year.  Read more 

Mogwai Announce February 2011 UK Tour

July 30, 2010
Mogwai have announced details of a UK tour, which is set to get underway in February 2011. The band’s 10-date jaunt begins in Bournemouth on February 17, and also includes gigs in Leeds (February 20) and Oxford (23).  Read more 

Mogwai Announce 'Burning Party' At The Scala, London

May 4, 2010
Mogwai have announced details of a special screening of their live film 'Burning' in London next month. The screening at The Scala on June 3rd has been dubbed the Burning Party and will feature a live performance by Rock Action records' very own Remember Remember and DJ sets by Mogwai, Fuck Buttons and Errors.  Read more 

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