bright light ! gigs

mogwai @ atp festival, camber sands, uk 26/02/05


  • glower of a cat (aka 'glasgow megasnake')
  • hunted by a freak
  • ratts of the capital
  • christmas song
  • r u still in 2 it? (with aidan moffat on vocals)
  • i know you are but what am i?
  • helicon 2
  • 2 rights make 1 wrong (not on setlist)
  • we're no here
  • like herod

    opening the main stage at the atp festival. other bands performing included slint, matmos, spoon and faun fables.

    live debut of 'glasgow mega-snake' and 'we're no here'. last known live performance of 'christmas song'

    aidan moffat also played drums briefly at the end of 'like herod'.


    from alastair hadden:

    aidan moffat played 'star wars' and 'd to e' as part of his djing on sunday night, i recall, as well as some part chimp.

    great show, though. set list wasn't hugely to my liking, but some of the best versions of songs i've ever seen, and i really liked 'glower of a cat', while 'we're no here' is a strong enough 'classic-sounding' mogwai track in the vein of 'you don't know jesus'

    from 'flack captain:

    mogwai were allocated the unusually early afternoon time slot of 4:45pm. surely i am not alone in believing this was one of the most awesome performances this band have ever produced. a varied mixture of old and new songs including a terrific sounding opening track "glower of a cat" which indicated a new sound for the band. aidan moffat came out to whine his vocals for "r u still in 2 it?". the highlight was the screeching "i know you are but what am i?" which was the finest rendition i have ever heard of the song. "2 rights make 1 wrong" and a rejuvenated "like herod" were also stand out tunes and once again reinstated mogwai as the greatest live band around.

    from 'the independent' newspaper:

    despite being perhaps the biggest name on the bill besides slint, mogwai found themselves relegated to saturday's opening slot - which, fortunately didn't stop the glasgow quintet delivering what many considered the set of the weekend, a monstrous, beautiful symphony of elegiac tenderness and clashing guitars that frightened the hangovers from the crowd.


    photos by 'stuk002'