Mogwai release a new single ‘Richie Sacramento’ – a teaser for their forthcoming new long-player ‘As The Love Continues’.

Following ‘Dry Fantasy’, it’s the second track to be taken from the Glasgow act’s tenth studio album, due out on their own Rock Action on February 19th.

Frontman Stuart Braithwaite explains how the single’s title “came from a misunderstanding a friend of ours had about how to say Ryuchi Sakamoto.

“The lyrics were inspired by a story Bob Nastanovich shared about his friend and bandmate David Berman who proclaimed “Rise Crystal Spear” as he threw a shovel at a sports car. The song is dedicated to all the musician friends we’ve lost over the years.”

The album – the band’s tenth – was recorded with producer Dave Fridmann and features contributions from Atticus Ross (‘Midnight Flit’) and Colin Stetson (‘Pat Stains’).

The follow up to 2017’s ‘Every Country’s Sun’ was originally planned to be recorded in America, but the pandemic led to a relocation to Worcestershire and with Fridmann “separated by an ocean”.

In between, the band released career-spanning retrospective ‘Central Belters’ and collaborated with filmmaker Mark Cousins to soundtrack his documentary ‘Atomic’ as well as the soundtrack to the Sky Original drama ‘ZeroZeroZero‘, which was available for its first week exclusively on a pay-what-you-can (PWYC) basis via Bandcamp, with half of proceeds going to Help Musicians and NHS charities.

‘As The Love Continues’ will arrive 25 years after the release of the band’s debut single ‘Tuner’/’Lower’, and will be available to pre-order and pre-save now in various formats, including digital, CD, double vinyl, a special edition box set that includes the CD, coloured double vinyl LP, special single vinyl pressing of five album demo tracks, and a photo book – there will also be a CD only version of this special edition box set available.

The band will be premiering a special live performance of ‘As The Love Continues’, recorded at Glasgow’s Tramway and broadcast worldwide at 8pm GMT, Saturday 13 February 2021. Tickets are on sale now and available at

There will also be a session on Mary Anne Hobbs’ show on BBC 6Music show from the BBC’s Pacific Quay studios on February 16th, while on February 22nd, the band will team with Rough Trade to present an Interactive Live Stream Q&A, joined by special guest Ian Rankin for an intimate conversation, with an opportunity for audience questions.

The single’s video was created within the Unreal Games Engine by director Sam Wiehl, who has previously collaborated with Ladytron, Forest Swords and the Valentino fashion house.

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