Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Artist of the Day: Mogwai

If you follow Stuart Braithwaite on Twitter, you'll be more than familiar with his stance in the debate regarding Scottish independence. An adamant YES campaigner, the past year has seen the Mogwai leader's name surface in political analysis as opposed to music forums; his voice gracing public debates, mainstream television and online podcasts as the case for separation has slowly gathered pace. He's certainly embraced the role, but luckily for fans it's not come at the expense of his day job, with he and his bandmates having spent much of 2013 writing, recording and agonising over their eighth studio album. Complete, confirmed and ready to roll, Rave Tapes will see the light of day on 20 January, just short of three years since its predecessor, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will hit shelves. With a terrific teaser, "Remurdered" already doing the rounds, the stage is set for further confirmation of the Glaswegian's place among the post-rock elite. Indeed, with this pending release, tour plans already in place and Scottish independence looking more likely by the day, it's fair to predict that 2014 will be a year for Mogwai and Braithwaite to remember.


Rave Tapes is released on 20 January.

Official website

No comments:

Post a Comment