The enigmatic Glaswegians, Mogwai, have just given us a sneak peek into their upcoming documentary If The Stars Had A Sound. The trailer sets the stage for a deep dive into the band’s storied career.
Directed by Antony Crook and produced by Kyrie MacTavish, alongside Blazing Griffin and Adler Entertainment, the film is a journey through Mogwai’s inception to their current status as sonic pioneers. The post-production phase is wrapped up, with a release scheduled for later this year.
The documentary’s grand unveiling is set for this spring at South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas. The film promises to be a rich narrative of the band’s evolution, as noted in a press release, “using brute sonic force mixed with subtlety and grace – Mogwai have defined their own musical genre…”
Big words, so let’s check out the trailer:
The narrative stretches from the band’s formative days in the mid-’90s Glasgow to the creation of their tenth studio album during the 2020 lockdown. This album, conceived in unprecedented times, marks a historic achievement for the band.
With funding from The National Lottery through Screen Scotland, If The Stars Had A Sound is an exciting venture led by Antony Crook, a long-term Mogwai collaborator. The film features live performances and tracks spanning nearly three decades of Mogwai’s career.
Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai shared his excitement: “We’re incredibly excited for people to see Antony’s film… I think he’s made something truly special.”
Director Antony Crook expressed his honour in capturing Mogwai’s journey: “Getting the chance to tell the band’s story was a huge honour for me. I wanted to make a film that the band deserve.”
In addition to the documentary buzz, Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite recently collaborated with Elisabeth Elektra on her track ‘Broken Promises’, highlighting the band’s continuous influence and evolution in the music world.
Film still credit: Press