Forthcoming live album from Mogwai


The news of any forthcoming release from Mogwai is always welcome. The past fifteen years have given us singles, EPs, albums, a remix album, a compilation of early singles, a compilation of BBC sessions, a soundtrack album, a fabulous re-issue…so a live album was (nicely) inevitable.

I’ve seen Mogwai live twice, on both occasions in Edinburgh and on both occasions at serious risk to my hearing. But hey. It still seems worth it, and there ain’t no better cure for hiccups than that moment in ‘Like Herod.’ I once stood next to Stuart Braithwaite at an early Franz Ferdinand gig (The Venue, Edinburgh, 2003) and was so in awe I couldn’t bring myself to speak to him. There is a forthcoming film entitled Burning and the live album is called Special Moves. The tracklisting and details of the film can be seen here at their website. As yet there is no release date for the album, other than it’s slated for the spring -oh, and the artwork is designed by one-time labelmate and collaborator, Aidan Moffat! The album is also to be available on triple vinyl. Yum!

They have made this track available as a free download.

Mogwai -‘2 Rights Make One Wrong.’ mp3

Meanwhile, there is supposed to be a new studio album in 2011…

Mogwai website/Mogwai myspace

PS: all being well, my interview with Withered Hand will be on this very website tomorrow…

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