The Barn

Thu 27 Jun 14:40 - 15:30


Mogwai is a band that changed the game. From the mid-‘90s, along with Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Tortoise, the Scots helped shape the music that would become known as post-rock. A subgenre that would later be popularised by Sigur Rós, it involves epic, predominantly instrumental music which plays with the dynamics between loud and quiet and light and dark. Mogwai find the term ‘post-rock’ far too arty and prefer to call it ‘rock without lyrics’. This Scottish levelheadedness has taken them to where they want to be. Although the foursome avoids the limelight a couple of years ago it still managed to sell out the Ancienne Belgique two nights in a row. And as for the strange name, that comes from the fluffy creatures in the film ‘Gremlins’ (1984). Mogwai made previous appearances at Rock Werchter in 2006 and 2009.

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