Mogwai Artistfacts

  • 1995-
    Stuart BraithwaiteGuitar1995-
    Martin BullochDrums1995-
    Barry BurnsUtility instrumentalist1998-
    John CummingsGuitar1995-2015
    Dominic AitchisonBass1995-
  • Bulloch once cooked at a Glaswegian Chinese restaurant. (Chinese via Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Their music can be compared to My Bloody Valentine, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Tortoise and God Speed You Black Emperor. They are part of what some critics call the "post-rock" movement. Of course, the band despises the term.
  • Braithwaite and Aitchison (both from Glasgow) met a concert by the British band Ned's Atomic Dustbin.
  • The name, "Mogwai," comes from the movie, Gremlins.
  • The band has a genuine hatred for Blur. In fact, the members of Mogwai were the ones who came up with the Blur Are Shite T-Shirts.
  • They use 29 effects pedals and boxes when playing live.


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