Mogwai –Scottish post-rock band
Scottish band Mogwai was founded by Stuart Leslie Braithwaite and Dominic Aitchison in Glasgow in 1995. When choosing the name for the group, the musicians found a Chinese word 魔鬼, which means “demon”. The group’s sound suited the name well.
In March 1996, the band released its first single "Tuner"/"Lower", which didn’t bring it much success. However, the second song "Summer" became NME magazine’s single of the week.
In 1997, Mogwai released an EP, 4 Satin, which reached the 110th spot on UK Albums Chart. Then they presented a compilation album, Ten Rapid. In October, the band presented its first official LP, Mogwai Young Team, which made it to the 75th position on the UK Albums Chart.
In 1998, the group recorded two EPs Mogwai Fear Satan Remixes and No Education = No Future (Fuck the Curfew).
The second LP, Come On Die Young, appeared in March 1999. Even though the album earned a few negative reviews from the critics, it managed to make it to the 29th position on the UK Albums Chart, which was a great result for the band.