bright light ! gigs

mogwai @ øya festival, oslo, norway 06/08/08


  • yes! i am a long way from home
  • the precipice
  • hunted by a freak
  • (new song)
  • friend of the night
  • mogwai fear satan
  • batcat

    thanks thomas. the show lasted just over 50 mins. missing song is either 'i'm jim morrison, i'm dead' or 'i love you, i'm going to blow up your school'. please get in touch if you can confirm which!

    øya festival
    sjøsiden stage, 15:20



    i was a little surprised at just how early their time slot was scheduled, considering the much-lesser profiles of many bands that followed, but mogwai quickly changed the atmosphere by premiering a lot of new tracks from forthcoming album, the hawk is howling. as well they highlighted the recently celebrated anniversary of young team, playing classics like “yes! i am a long way from home” and the essential live cut “mogwai fear satan,” with its swirling guitar delays and sneak attack pause halfway through, which made andrea (my wife) jump even when i prepared her for it. of course, it rained during the glaswegians’ set, leading me to believe they brought the weather with them.


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