Long serving Scottish skate shop Focus have collaborated with Mogwai on a series of limited edition skateboard decks and t-shirts, celebrating the band’s 20th anniversary. Whereas Daft Punk’s latest skateboard attempt was a cruiser, these are the real deal.
Printed in limited numbers, each deck costs £49.95, short sleeve tees £16, long sleeve tees £18, and will be available via Mogwai’s online store and Focus’ online shop and in store at their Edinburgh shop from this Saturday.
£5 from every deck sold will go towards the GUSM74 skate park project in Glasgow. Grab them quickly.
Glastonbury Festival have announced the first wave of artists for their 2014 event this morning taking place between 27th-29th June. Take a look at these and then try and work out who the headline ‘special guests’ are. There are more to be announced soon but rumours flying around that a Led Zeppelin line up could be the guests. Thoughts? Rumours also flying around that Shepard Fairey is doing artwork for the band right now for a forthcoming release.
Slayer, Guided by Voices and Mogwai have been announced as the headline acts for next years ATP Weekender in London. Slayer are the obvious surprise headliner who will be once again performing performing classic album ‘Reign In Blood’ in full. They will be joined by Sleep and The Melvins and Mudhoney and and the newly-reformed Codeine will be playing alongside Mogwai. Yuck are the first band to be selected as support to GBV so get tickets now before they sell out at the All Tomorrow’s Parties site from today.
The weekender will be held at Alexandra Palace, London on the weekend of 25th-27th May 2012. Friday-Sunday Weekend Tickets will cost £130 – a limited amount of Early Bird Tickets will be available priced at £120. Friday Day Tickets are priced at £39. Saturday and Sunday Day Tickets are priced at £59.
Many stunning artists, DJs and other activities are to be confirmed for the event in the coming months!
The band announced that Earth Division will be released on their Rock Action Records on September 12th. The EP will contain four tracks, all brand new, called Get To France, Drunk And Crazy, Does This Always Happen? and Hound of Winter.
They play the Roundhouse in London on July 23rd as part of the iTunes Festival.
Mogwai return with a new video for thier latest release San Pedro lifted from their album ‘Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will’. This track will be available on 7″ limited edition, heavy pressed vinyl 7″ on 23rd May.
Scout it out at your local record store and soak up the video here.
Mogwai released their new album today titled Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will on their own label Rock Action Records.
The band’s seventh album was recorded over the summer at Chem 19 Studios, in Hamilton and mixed at The Castle Of Doom. ‘Hardcore’ is produced by Mogwai confidante Paul Savage (the man behind Mogwai’s exceptional 1997 ‘Mogwai Young Team’ album) and is the follow up to 2008’s magnum opus ‘The Hawk Is Howling’.
Enjoy this new video for track Mexican Grand Prix.
Last year we had a monster supply of straight-up-no-messing-around FREE music for you all to wrap your ears around. Our Soundcloud become some sort of portal to a place where you could pick up music files and essentially sleep with them. OK, OK, really, it’s just a sort of music blog style thing where we gather a bunch of things that are available (and cleared artist’s themselves… no leakyjoes here I’m afraid) for free and round them up so you don’t have to sift through all the crap that stinks up Tumblr, WordPress and Blogspot on a daily basis. Here’s some bangers to kick start 2011.
On a electronic and beat tip we have fist pumping beats and eclectic production from the likes of innerpartysystem and Andreya Triana who get the remix treatment from Starkey and TOKiMONSTA respectively. Bars, beats and big tings come from a selection of capable wordsmiths, including Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Rittz, Yelawolf, Big Krit and Jaylib. Realness sans loops comes from La Dispute, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Mogwai and Wavves. Get stuck in.