Tag Archives: Mogwai

Mogwai – ‘Party in the Dark’ [Temporary Residence]

Mogwai’s new single employs repetitive but evolving instrumentals to create a sense of continuity and direction. The airy vocal tracks contribute to the overarching size of the track. With intelligent lyrics and simple but effective musical elements, the track continues in the rich tradition of high quality, multi-faceted and altogether highly enjoyable Mogwai songs. This track has more … Continue Reading ››

Mogwai, The Vaselines, Forest Swords at Barrowlands, 21/6/15

In the 2004 martial arts drama House of Flying Daggers, there’s a scene in which sword wielding soldiers float athletically from bamboo stem to bamboo stem in a balletic and gravity defying display of grace. Tonight’s first act, the aptly named Forest Swords captures a similar feeling, combining a sense of space and movement with a … Continue Reading ››

Album of 2014

Andrew Person & Lovers Turn To Monsters – Everything We Miss17 Andrew Pearson & Lovers Turn To Monsters – Everything We Miss [Common] A combination of two endearing singer-songwriters, brought together under the umbrella of Common Records in the dismal Glaswegian rain, resulting in an equally … Continue Reading ››

Tracks of 2014

Atom Tree – ‘Sinner’19 Atom Tree – ‘Sinner’ [Hotgem] The opening track of the Glasgow electronic trio’s latest EP, Clouds, introduced us to vocalist Julie Knox, who’s powerful and emotive voice slides brilliantly into Atom Tree’s deep synthpop, alerting people the trio on a much bigger … Continue Reading ››

Mogwai – Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. [Rock Action]

‘Teenage Exorcists’, lead track from Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. is a big change for Mogwai, the heavy inclusion of a defined main vocal line, sounding like early Idlewild in the vox department, filled with a static buzzing mass of guitar and the gentler timbres of keys that provided Rave Tapes a contemporary humanity. The … Continue Reading ››

The East End Social presents The Last Big Weekend at Richmond Park, 30/8/14

Putting on a festival where 60% of the music is largely instrumental takes a great deal of ingenuity, daring and perhaps even a little bit of insanity, a festival of this stature was never going to be easy to pull off, nor would it be a hit with the mainstream populace of the city of … Continue Reading ››

The East End Social Presents The Last Big Weekend

The East End Social and Chemikal Underground are delighted to announce an extended line-up for The Last Big Weekend. It will be the culmination of over six months spent enlivening the East End of Glasgow – from community workshops to church performances; from gigs in care-homes to day-long street parties – and a late-summer blow-out that's … Continue Reading ››

Connections of Celtic Kind: RM Hubbert and Colin MacLeod recommend Mogwai and Rachel Sermanni

RM-Hubbert-800Something that absolutely sets Celtic Connections apart from other festivals is the way in which it not just highlights but actively encourages acts, and even genres, to find common ground and collaborate.

Yeah, sure, there’s some sharing at T in the Park and the likes, the … Continue Reading ››