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    Genre:Alternative, Rock
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Mogwai Fear Satan (Surgeon Remix) lyrics
    2Half Time lyrics
    3Close Encounters lyrics
    4Wake Up And Go Berserk lyrics
    5Friend Of The Night (Acid Casuals Remix) lyrics
    6This Messiah Needs Watching lyrics
    7Quiet Stereo Dee lyrics
    8Simon Ferocious lyrics
    Terrific Speech 2 lyrics
    107-25 [Demo] lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    Happy Songs For Happy People [2003]
    Atomic [2016]
    3Ep+6 [2001]
    4Young Team [1997]
    5Central Belters
    6Rock Action [2001]
    7Travels In Constants [EP] [2001]
    8Kicking A Dead Pig [1998]
    9Come On Die Young [1999]
    10Ten Rapid [1997]


    Mogwai is a Scottish band formed in 1995 that has become one of the most influential and best known "post-rock" bands. They compose lengthy instrumental guitar-based pieces in the post-rock tradition, usually focused around the elaboration of a single theme, and are known traditionally for their quiet/loud dynamic, defined bass riffs, and an eminently chilled out sound, sometimes dark and sometimes grand.

    The band were originally signed to renowned Glasgow indie label Chemikal Underground, but are now distributed by different labels such as Matador in the US and Play It Again Sam Records in the UK. They have also developed their own label, Rock Action Records, named after Stooges drummer Scott Ashton who had his name changed to Rock Action.

    Their style has been influenced by such bands as The Dirty Three, The Cure, Joy Division, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Pixies, My Bloody Valentine, and post-rock granddaddies Slint. During 2004 the band were handed support slots on the tours of two of their heroes, Pixies and The Cure. Mogwai's style has easily identifiable connections to genres like shoegaze, math rock, art rock, and occasionally instrumental metal. While their sound bears little resemblance to traditional punk rock, the band seems to identify closely with the punk ethic.

    Mogwai are named after the creatures from the film Gremlins, although Stuart Braithwaite comments that "it has no significant meaning and we always intended on getting a better one, but like a lot of other things we never got round to it." [1].

    Mr Beast, the latest Mogwai album, was released in the UK on 6 March 2006. It returns to the heavier sounds of 1997's Mogwai Young Team. However, Mogwai has dropped most of its "post-rock" crescendoing, and their songs develop more like rock, with direct hooks and lyrics.

    Mogwai produced the remix track of 'Plans' on the British group Bloc Party's 2005 album Silent Alarm Remixed.

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