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Mogwai Announce Two New Zealand Shows

Mogwai Announce Two New Zealand Shows

Thursday 6th November, 2014 8:09AM

Scottish post-rock masters Mogwai have announced two New Zealand shows for March. Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the Glasgow-formed band and in that time they have tucked eight studio albums under their belts, most recently Rave Tapes, which came out in January via Rock Action and Sub Pop. The five-piece will be bringing their brand of swirling shoegaze rock to both Wellington and Auckland. Here's the details...


Mogwai

Friday 6th March, St James Cabaret, Wellington
Saturday 7th March, Powerstation, Auckland


And here's the video for 'Simon Ferocious' from Rave Tapes...


PRESS RELEASE:

Robin Fernando in association with 95BFM & RadioActive. FM Present:
MOGWAI in New Zealand for Two Shows

Post-rock giants Mogwai need little introduction. For two decades, the Scottish quintet have been at the frontline of post-rock worldwide, developing a cult following through a prolific recorded output of eight LPs and a commitment to touring that few of their peers can match. Robin Fernando and 95Bfm are ecstatic to bring Mogwai to New Zealand shores for two shows in 2015: Friday 6 March at James Cabaret, Wellington; and Saturday 7 March 2015 at The Powerstation, Auckland.

A inimitable act in the noise/post-rock world, Mogwai have inspired countless fans and followers, with their deft texturing and dynamic ability -- shifting seamlessly between delicate, tranquil melody, bleak, austere soundscapes, mind-bending white noise and hard-hitting riffs.

The band’s latest output Rave Tapes was released in January 2014 (almost twenty years since their debut single) to critical acclaim around the globe. The ten-track album is a lustrous collection mined from the same quarry as its predecessors, wreathed in painterly textures underpinned by increasingly electronic beats. The Sun described it as “Something close to perfection”, while Q magazine said the band are “leaner and more quietly aggressive than ever - a streamlined, seething version of themselves”. Created in summer 2013 in the band’s Castle Of Doom studio in Glasgow, the record marks the latest phase in the group’s increasingly substantial canon. With Rave Tapes, Mogwai’s mastery of sound and space is firmly at its apex.

A band that delivers consistently and without ego, Mogwai transcend both trends and rockstar tantrums in favour of excellence. In 2013, the band stretched their already gargantuan talents to mastermind the soundtrack to the popular supernatural drama series Les Revenants (The Return), showcased to an approximate 1.8 million viewers each week.

A fearsome live act, Mogwai are a force beyond nature to behold on stage, creating a sonic experience that makes rock music’s majority seem like child’s play. A rigorous tour and myriad festival appearances sees the band again in their element. Fans will be enamoured and new listeners won over by these melodic heavyweights. Fasten your seatbelts -- and bring earplugs.

Mogwai

Robin Fernando in association with 95bFM & RadioActive.FM present MOGWAI

Friday 6 March 2015, The James Cabaret, Wellington
Tickets on sale Tuesday 11 November from Dash Tickets

Saturday 7 March 2015, The Powerstation, Auckland
Tickets on sale Tuesday 11 November from Event Ticketing


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Fri 6th Mar
James Cabaret, Wellington
Sat 7th Mar
The Powerstation, Auckland