Simple Things Presents Mogwai: With Support From Brainiac

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15 February 2023 at 12:00 am
15 February 2023 at 11:59 pm

Scottish band acclaimed for their dynamic, sonically adventurous post rock.

Mogwai somehow managed to both define post-rock and expand on it, all the while running in the opposite direction from a genre with which they resisted association. Formed in Glasgow in 1995, the band set out to create serious guitar music; not serious in subject matter but music that reclaimed the instrument from gratuitous shredders, jammers and poseurs.

A series of promising singles and EPs paved the way for Mogwai’s stunning debut. Drawing on the work of six-string pioneers from Sonic Youth to Slint, Young Team approached the rock album as a series of movements more than songs, blending each together with the direction and deliberation of a classical composer.