Mogwai ‘U-235’

The sense of focus in this track is unparalleled. As the theme song for BBC documentary ’ATOMIC’, an exploration into the fear and paranoia of living and dying in the atomic age, the theme hits the nail so firmly on the head that we find ourselves lost inside the music each time we give it a spin.

Atomic power aside, Mogwai’s soundtrack represents the first slice of new music from the band since late 2014 and, as always, the new reveal showcases very slight tweaks and developments to their sound. Long story short, Mogwai 2k16 is as potent and forward-thinking as Mogwai circa ’97.

Just give their recent 20 year retrospective ’Central Belters’ a spin if you need more proof…