Twenty-five years since Mogwai’s inception, three EPs that capture critical points in the early development of the group will be brought together in a lavish triple-vinyl
package from Chemikal Underground in the run-up to Christmas under the title e.p. x 3.
Each EP was originally released in limited numbers between 1997 and 1999 and quickly sold out. Although already packaged as the CD and download compilation album
EP+6, this is the first time 4 Satin, No Education = No Future (Fuck the Curfew) and E.P. have been available on vinyl since the initial pressings.
This year has seen the release of Mogwai’s 10th studio album, As the Love Continues, on their own Rock Action imprint. The LP earned the group their first UK No1 album,
reached the US Billboard Albums top 10, was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize and has been shortlisted for the 2021 Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award.
Although recorded more than two decades prior to these achievements, the songs within Mogwai: e.p. x 3 contain much of the spirit and scope that have nourished
the group’s prolonged success.
“I’m incredibly proud of these EPs,” says guitarist and singer Stuart Braithwaite. “I think they’re interesting as we were experimenting with so many things back then. A
lot of what we tried out on those records are things that went on to define us.”
As much love and care has been put into presenting the music and artwork as possible,
and both Mogwai and Chemikal Underground are deeply proud that this release has
come to fruition.
Pre-order now and enjoy a beautiful triple-vinyl set, with each EP housed in its original packaging but this time pressed on coloured vinyl; 4 satin (1997) on transparent curaçao vinyl; No Education = No Future (Fuck The Curfew) (1998) on clear vinyl and E.P. (1999) on transparent sun yellow vinyl. The 3 EPs are presented in a 7mm spined outer sleeve with cover art featuring the same water tower found on the original CD compilation release and will come with a download code.
Mogwai: e.p. x 3 tracklisting
Disc one – transparent curacao vinyl
4 Satin (1997)
A1 Superheroes of BMX
A2 Now You’re Taken
Disc two – clear vinyl
No Education = No Future (Fuck the Curfew) (1998)
A1 Xmas Steps
B2 Small Children in the Background
Disc three – transparent sun yellow vinyl
A1 Stanley Kubrick
A2 Christmas Song
B1 Burn Girl Prom Queen
B2 Rage: Man
You can pre-order e.p. x 3 here.