Formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1995 by long-time pals whose primary goal was to create “serious guitar music,”. The band’s early works helped define the very sound of post-rock. Subsequent musical endeavours grew more ambitious and diverse. Their mastery of atmosphere made them a natural fit for soundtrack work. Scores for Zidane, Les Revenants, and Atomic proved just as vital as their own albums.
Although their songs are largely lyric-free, Mogwai has never failed to express a profound musical statement.