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34c7d8a7 Mogwai 4 by Antony Cr



  • Wednesday 15th February 2023
  • Box Office & Bars: 6:30pm / Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 7:30pm 


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.

Their second album Come On Die Young landed in the UK as further testament to the band’s sublime manipulation of dynamics, even though the US seemed somewhat nonplussed. If a swirl of hype diluted the album’s impact, the band rose above it, evolving continuously, even to the point of embracing electronic flourishes and the occasional guest vocalist (Gruff Rhys, Slint’s David Pajo) on 2001’s Rock Action.

Mogwai followed up with the My Father, My King EP, a single 20-minute track that had become something of a live favourite. June 2003’s Happy Songs For Happy People broadened their sound to near orchestral extremes. The band then took the logical step into soundtracks, working on Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain and the documentary Zidane. Mr Beast arrived in 2006 and contained the No.38 single Friend Of The Night. 

By 2008, the band were back in pummelling rock territory with The Hawk Is Howling, their first album to be totally instrumental. In 2011, they reunited with the producer of their debut for Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will which achieved their highest UK chart position yet, peaking at No.25.

Following another soundtrack (this time for French series Les Revenants, shown in the UK as The Returned) and a tour performing their Zidane soundtrack live, the band delved further into electronica with the hugely successful Rave Tapes. In 2015, Mogwai contributed to the climate change documentary Before The Flood before returning with another studio album in 2017, the more guitar-based Every Country’s Sun.


Brainiac spent the 90s carving their own path directly through every typical musical trope, but just as their trajectory had poised them to present their maniacal vision of hissing electro-punk to the mainstream, the death of lead singer Timmy Taylor cut their story short. In the wake of this tragic event, many artists (such as Trent Reznor, The Mars Volta, Muse, The Flaming Lips, the Breeders, Mogwai, etc) have espoused the band's lasting influence and relevance as trailblazers whose music still sounds fresh and ahead of its time even today.

Over 25 years later, following a full length documentary about the band along with several recently unearthed archival releases, the surviving band members emerge to celebrate the music and give it life once more both for a new generation and long time fans alike. Don't miss out while you have the chance. Go freaks go!


Tickets: £25.00  (plus booking fees)

  • Please Note: Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult 18+
  • Audience members may be encouraged to stand up and dance, please be aware when booking seats in the Stalls.
  • Box Office is open on performance days approx. 1 hour prior to the performance for purchasing and collecting tickets. 
  • There is a lift for wheelchair users from Reception to the Lower Foyer with access to the Stalls.
  • There is second lift with access to the Upper Foyer and Ballroom bars.
  • The Balcony is stair access only. 

Wheelchairs can be accommodated next to the end of row seats of rows F to K in the Stalls only. Wheelchair companion seats are located in the last seat of the relevant row directly next to the wheelchair spaces. Also available are Disabled Carer tickets to accompany Registered Disabled patrons who are not wheelchair bound. Please contact Ticketline Customer Services to discuss your requirements, or call Bath Box Office 01225 463362.

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