--> '' 'Cause this music can put a human being in a trance-like state and deprive it for the sneaking feeling of existing.\\
'Cause music is bigger than words and wider than pictures.\\
If someone told me that'' Mogwai ''are the stars, I would not object.\\
If the stars had a sound, they would sound like this.''\\
--From "Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home"[[note]]an interpolation of a music review of Mogwai by a student named Mari Myren[[/note]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:Mogwai in 2017. Left to right: Dominic Atchison, Martin Bulloch, Stuart Braithwaite, Barry Burns]]
Mogwai are a PostRock band hailing from Glasgow, Scotland. They are also [[GenreBusting very hard to describe]], due to their eclecticism. A few constants, however, include their very legendary {{Instrumentals}}, their love of distortion and effects, and an average song length of about [[EpicRocking 6 minutes.]]

Their lineup has included:
* Stuart Braithwaite- Guitar, Vocals (1995-present)
* Dominic Aitchison- Bass, Guitar (1995-present)
* Martin Bulloch- Drums (1995-present)
* Barry Burns- Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Flute, Vocals (1998-present)
* Luke Sutherland- Violin, Guitar, Vocals (unofficial touring member, 1998-present)
* Brendan O'Hare- Keyboards, Guitar (1997)
* John Cummings- Guitar, Laptop (1995-2015)

Do not confuse with the creatures from ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. Contrary to popular opinion, the band have {{Jossed}} that they named themselves after said creatures.

!Mogwai provide examples of...
* BaldOfAwesome: [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/00/Stuart_braithwaite.jpg/442px-Stuart_braithwaite.jpg Stuart]].
* {{Instrumentals}}: [[ExaggeratedTrope It'd be easier to list the songs that do have lyrics.]]
* LongRunnerLineUp: a Type 2 with Braithwaite, Aitchison, Bulloch, Burns and Cummings (and Sutherland, if you count him), lasting from 1998, when Burns (and Sutherland) joined, to 2015, when Cummings left.
* PerishingAltRockVoice: when the vocals appear at all.
* {{Sampling}}: Numerous tracks on ''Come On Die Young'' sample clips from random TV shows.