Mogwai are a Scottish rock group from Glasgow, Scotland.
Formed by Stuart Braithwaite and Dominic Aitchison in 1995,
Mogwai has since become one of the most influential and best known
names in post-rock.
They typically compose lengthy, instrumental guitar-based pieces in the post-rock tradition. They are usually focused around the elaboration of a single theme and are known for dynamic contrast, melodic bass guitar riffs, their use of guitar distortion and effects. Braithwaite has commented on the absence of lyrics in most of Mogwai's music, saying:
"I think most people are not used to having no lyrics to focus on. Lyrics are a real comfort to some people. I guess they like to sing along and when they can't do that with us they can get a bit upset."
More info @ www.mogwai.co.uk
Video for the Batcat single, taken from the album 'The Hawk Is Howling'.