Episode 265: Stuart Braithwaite & Barry Burns On Mogwai's Work In Film & TV
Soundtracking with Edith Bowman
Our latest guests on Soundtracking are members of a band I hugely admire, who have done plenty sterling work on film and television in addition to their studio albums. Stuart Braithwaite and Barry Burns are half of Mogwai, whose screen work includes The Returned, Atomic, Zidane, The Fountain, Before The Flood and ZeroZeroZero. Their latest album, meanwhile, is As The Love Continues, which reached number one in the UK charts and was also nominated for a Mercury Prize.
I love Mogwai, so it was a pleasure to speak to Stuart Braithwaite for this sometimes feisty (hey, I was a teenage Blur fan!), often illuminating episode of my music podcast. I did intend to ask the Mogwai guitarist and sometimes singer about the bands lucious tenth album, As The Love Continues, which was released in February this year, topped the UK album charts, and, earlier this month, saw the band in contention for the Mercury Prize. That conversation didn’t happen, but an interesting one – one by two fanzine-loving-DIY-punk-indie rock-fans of an age, confused about where the world they grew up in went to – played out instead. I’m sure we’ll reconvene at some point for part two!A quick note on this episode. It’s not the greatest audio. I’ve worked really hard to tidy things up the best I can and I can only think that there were gremlins at play during my conversation with Stuart. But hey, stick with us because there’s some good stuff in here. The James McMahon Music Podcast is a Spoook Media production. Spoook is also a record label, a promoter, a shop, a Substack - it's many things. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter. And please do Like, Review and Subscribe - it actually really helps people find our podcasts!
In our first episode we're very happy to welcome Stuart Braithwaite from bands Mogwai and Minor Victories.In this episode we discuss Mogwai's Mercury nomination, going to number 1, composing for film & TV, John Peel, explicit band t-shirts and one of the most disheartening experiences for bands; the "disco load-out".For each episode we'll be putting together Spotify playlists, you can find this episode's playlist here: https://spoti.fi/2WOjE9IJohn Peel's Sounds of the Suburbs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9BLTgTP3dIThe original 'Anfield Rap': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kcy3gwwxat4Get in touch:https://twitter.com/codescloudshttps://email@example.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It’s 1997. A young John Robins is studying for a GCSE in ‘Landlording’. His life is dominated by Queen, and provides the soundtrack to his school years. However, his life is about to be turned upside down with the release of Mogwai’s debut album Young Team. Post-rock is about to become John’s music of choice, and Mogwai will forever have a special place in his heart.Flash forward to 2021. Landlord John, wearing the Mogwai T-shirt he’s had for over 20 years, is cleaning the bar at The Moon Under Water when he notices someone walking towards the pub. Through the mist comes a familiar face. It appears the stars have aligned, as the man walking towards him is none other than Mogwai guitarist, vocalist and founding member Stuart Braithwaite!Stuart has toured the world during his time in Mogwai, and grew up in one of the UK’s greatest pub cities: Glasgow. He will certainly have some amazing pub stories to tell and we welcome him into The Moon Under Water with open arms, but let's just hope John is able to still pour pints despite his excitement. Tickets for The Moon Under Water Live are on sale now! Throughout August and September we'll be inviting special guests to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In February 2021, 25 years into their career, Scottish post-rock band Mogwai scored their first number 1 record with their 10th album, As The Love Continues. On this week's podcast, band leader Stuart Braithwaite recalls the start of the band in Glasgow in 1995, what actually happens when you get a number 1 record, why Lou Reed would have been nice to them, and the kick-back from their Blur Are Shite T-shirt that rumbles on to this day.Useful links:John Lydon's entourage attack Kele OkerekeStuart's Getting To Know You Loud And Quiet interview Music:Washer by SlintJimi Hendrix's Star Spangled BannerMarquee Moon by TelevisionStreet Hassle by Lou ReedSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/midnightchats. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jules Buckley mixes a classical playlist for Scottish multi-instrumentalist and Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite. If you fancy giving classical music a go, start here.Edmund Finnis - The Air TurningSchubert - Trio for piano and strings in E flatMorton Feldman - Mary Ann's ThemeLili Boulanger - Psalm 129Liszt - WiegenliedBrian Eno - Fullness of WindClassical Fix is a podcast aimed at opening up the world of classical music to anyone who fancies giving it a go. Jules Buckley is a Grammy-winning conductor, arranger and composer who pushes the boundaries of almost all musical genres by placing them in an orchestral context, and has earned himself a reputation as a 'pioneering genre alchemist' and 'agitator of musical convention'. He leads two of the world’s most versatile and in-demand orchestras - the Heritage Orchestra and the Metropole Orkest - and over the past nine years he has been responsible for some of the most groundbreaking BBC Proms, including the Ibiza Prom, 1Xtra's Grime Symphony, The Songs of Scott Walker, Jacob Collier and Friends, and tributes to Quincy Jones, Nina Simone and Charles Mingus. In 2019, Jules joined the BBC Symphony Orchestra as Creative Artist in Association.
Welcome to a BritRock edition of the podcast. This episode, I'm delighted to be joined by Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai. Stuart talks about the bands formative years and the new album 'As the love continues' which is available now. mogwai.scot If you want to support the podcast financially, you can buy me a virtual coffee via the link below (£3) Buy me a coffee on ko-fi My other podcast - The Movie Bunker website is below; moviebunkerpodcast.com Thank you for listening and don't forget to follow me on the socials! Twitter Facebook Insta
This is an interview with Stuart Braithwaite of the band Mogwai. If you aren’t familiar with Mogwai, they are a Scottish rock band and have been putting out albums and soundtracks for over 23 years. Special thank you to Paul Devine for tweeting Stuart and telling him about us, this interview would not have happened if not for Paul connecting us.Check out their new album As the Love Continues on February 19th 2021. https://www.mogwai.scot/ Discographers@gmail.comFacebook.com/Discographershttps://twitter.com/Discogpodpatreon.com/TheDiscographershttps://soundcloud.com/the-discographershttps://teespring.com/stores/club-fail CreditsHosted by: Brian Matthews & Tyler CardwellProduced by Artur Pokusin, Brian Matthews, & Tyler CardwellEdited by Tyler CardwellSound Design & Theme Song by Brian Matthews & Tyler CardwellArt Direction by Artur Pokusin Thanks to: Club Fail Patreon Supporters: Justine MacDonald, Micah Pearce, Matthew Aguirre, Ben Hustis, Jonathan Petruccelli, Hanz Mossell, Chris Thomsen, Allison Terrano, Ben Lee, & Zachary Havrilla
Stuart Braithwaite is a musician and songwriter, who is the guitarist and vocalist with top Scottish band, Mogwai. The band, who were formed back in 1995, release their 10th studio album, As The Love Continues, on February 19, 2021, while a live performance of the album will be streamed online on Saturday, February 13. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In Episode 49 Derek is joined by Scottish multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Stuart Braithwaite from the post rock band Mogwai. Stuart talks about his early years growing up in Lanarkshire, picking up his first instrument at school in Strathaven and the influence his high school music teacher had. The pair talk about the way the British Government view the creative industries and the importance of these industries, how Mogwai and other musicians have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the future of live music. Stuart talks about Mogwai's touring and recording schedule, their support for Scottish independence and his love for skateboarding. Thanks again to Chris and the team at Scran Glasgow for providing their cafe to film and record.