Formed in Glasgow in 1996, Mogwai are known for being a key band in the development of the sub-genre known as post-rock. Post-rock basically means that the instruments of rock music are used (different types of guitar, and also drums, synthesisers, keyboards etc) but in an unconventional way. Mogwai have a distinctive sound: they play long, slow instrumentals with echoing guitar lines and distortion, few (if any) lyrics, and often employing a quiet/loud structure. They are clearly influenced by shoegaze bands like My Bloody Valentine, math-rock bands like Slint, alternative rock bands like The Jesus and Mary Chain and Sonic Youth, and prog-rock bands like Pink Floyd. In turn, Mogwai have been an important influence on newer bands such as Explosions In The Sky, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Sigur Ros, and The Twilight Sad. Though they are critically revered, Mogwai have never appealed to a wide commercial audience.
Il 2 dicembre Niccolò Fabi ha pubblicato il suo nuovo album "Meno Per Meno", progetto artistico legato al traguardo dei suoi 25 anni di carriera.
Gli Eurythmics, secondo alcune fondate indiscrezioni, starebbero per tornare insieme per cominciare un tour mondiale con tantissime date. A smuovere Annie Lennox e Dave Stewart sarebbe il vil denaro.
E' appena uscito il trailer dell'attesissimo documentario sui leggendari studi di registrazione di Abbey Road.