Mogwai have announced that they have finished work on their fifth studio album, the long awaited follow up to 2003’s ‘Happy Songs For Happy People’. ‘Mr Beast’, as it is known, was recorded in the band’s new Castle of Doom studio in Glasgow over the summer with the able assistance of producer Tony Doogan. It will be released in March 2006.
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A huge portion of ‘Mr Beast’ has Mogwai returning to the bone-crushing volume and intensity of earlier recordings. However, like all good monster stories, this beast has it’s quieter, more sensitive side, as proven by the new single ‘Friend Of The Night’. Alan McGee, Mogwai’s manager, says that the album “is probably the greatest art rock record that I’ve been involved in since My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless. It’s possibly better than Loveless. It is the record that they have always threatened to make”.