bright light ! gigs

mogwai @ supersonic festival, custard factory, birmingham, uk 14/07/07


  • superheroes of bmx
  • friend of the night
  • i know you are but what am i?
  • ratts of the capital
  • kids will be skeletons
  • hunted by a freak
  • travel is dangerous
  • ex-cowboy
  • stop coming to my house
  • small children in the background
  • 2 rights make 1 wrong
  • glasgow mega-snake
  • we're no here

    late start and curfew restrictions meant that the set was played without an encore break.

    crippled black phoenix also played earlier in the day.

    supersonic festival

    supersonic 07 documentary:


    from drowned in sound:

    none can placate the bubbling anticipation for the festival’s perceived headliners: mogwai. the scots arrive on the main stage a little later than advertised, but attract the event’s biggest crowd of the day (so far). ripples of applause greet the opening few sourced from mr beast, the five-piece’s latest and not-quite-greatest long-player, but things really start moving with the commencement of ‘hunted by a freak’. i find myself swaying, head down, absorbed by strangers; my girlfriend’s lost to me, somewhere else amongst these people, all of whom have their faces locked forwards (turns out she went looking for cake and found only crumbs). soon song titles become irrelevant – it’s all one long celebration of a band whose star might be descending gradually, but who can still craft the most epic of rock songs from the most rudimentary of instruments. i open my eyes just in time to see an arm stretch out and pull me away to something else, something very else.

    from the 'birmingham post':

    modified toy orchestra's mutant electro-pop was utterly bewitching, but it didn't prepare anyone for the coruscating power of headliners mogwai, whose crunching post-rock dynamics were an undisputed highlight. 'small children in the background' was greeted like an old friend, and by the time their set finished with a storm of noise and feedback they'd more than justified their position as one of the uk's most impressive live acts.