bright light ! gigs

mogwai @ zodiac, oxford, uk 15/05/03


  • helicon 1
  • hunted by a freak
  • you don't know jesus
  • kids will be skeletons
  • mogwai fear satan
  • golden porsche
  • xmas steps
  • ratts of the capital
  • stop coming to my house
  • two rights make one wrong


  • i know you are but what am i?
  • my father my king

    support from kling klang


    cellist on 'hunted by a freak, 'golden porsche', 'two rights' and 'my father my king'.

    from gareth jones:

    was at oxford last night. amazing. best i've seen them for a while. 'my father my king', 'fear satan' were the best i've ever heard.

    from katrina navickas:

    saw mogwai in oxford last night along with seemingly everyone above the age of 24 who hasn't been to a gig since we thought mogwai were the future. and mogwai seemed to recognise this, playing some of their very old ep tracks (i.e. their best stuff).

    so it felt i was 17 or 18 again, with the same faces around me and a bit of the same excitement. yet then i kept remembering that i'm not 17 anymore, neither is anyone else, and perhaps mogwai are stuck in that nostalgic past, where we like them. i don't know if i'll buy the new album - the stuff peel has played sounds tame. i had high hopes when 'my father my king' came out the other year - and these were proved when mogwai did it as an encore which really blew the house away. yet since 'cody', they've been stuck in this cycle of great eps, dull, over-produced albums.

    and yet the gig was fantastic, and that's what scares me. we either get old or move on, but where do mogwai fit into this? we love them, but where do we go from here? good luck to us all.

    from ady foley:

    mogwai were tremendous, it must be said. shame about the early start - gigs should never start at 7.30, it's a bloody stupid time to put a band on. but seeing as they all rely on their club nights to make them money i guess that's what clubs will continue to do. so how were kling klang? i still haven't heard them.

    i haven't heard any of the new mogwai stuff recorded yet, so last week's gig was the first time hearing the few new tracks that were played. the older stuff was really great (cos i know it already?), but maybe when i know the new songs better they'll come across better live.

    from nick dyer:

    mogwai were superb.

    the noisy bits were far less - well - noisy than the last five or six times i've seen the band but the set in no way suffered. the new material was marvellous and the older stuff - 'my father' in particular - just keeps getting better.

    i like kling klang but they were a bit samey over 30 mins - really nice sound though and worth keeping an eye on, but they couldn't hold a candle to mogwai.

    from nathan byers:

    if i may belatedly add my tuppenny-worth, i greatly enjoyed seeing mogwai last thursday. i think the fact that i've been listening to a lot of beatless/ambient/atonal stuff lately put me in the mood - and they've got some astounding songs to boot. what really struck me was how much i enjoyed the new stuff, not having heard any of it before.

    thinking about it, every time i've seen them play live, i've come out stunned and happy. can't say fairer than that ...