Hometown: Glasgow
Formed: 1995
Members: Dominic Aitchison, Stuart Braithwaite, Martin Bulloch, Barry Burns, John Cummings

Details: It’s something of a popular misconception that Rock Action still puts out mogwai’s records, probably due to the frequency with which Rock Action Records is prefixed by words “Mogwai’s Label”. Not to mention the fact they decided to name their 3rd album “Rock Action” as well.

For the record though Rock Action has put out two records by the band, the first ever release on the label, indeed, the first ever mogwai release; rockact01 – Tuner/Lower and rockact05cd – Ten Rapid, a compilation of early singles, b-sides and rarities. We included an exclusive track called ‘Star Wars’ from them on our Rock Action Presents: Vol.1 compilation as well. Also, the single ‘My Father My King’ has a Rock Action catalogue number however the single was to all intents and purposes a PIAS Recordings release. Since the release of ‘mogwai young team’ way back in 1996 mogwai releases have variously appeared on Chemikal Underground, PIAS Recordings and Matador Records.

Current Label(s)

PIAS Recordings
Matador Records




Rock Action Discography

rockact01 – Tuner/Lower (1996)

1. Tuner
2. Lower
(500 pressed)

rockact05cd – Ten Rapid (1997)

1. summer
2. new paths to helicon, part 2
3. angels vs aliens
4. i am not batman
5. tuner
6. ithica 27-9
7. a place for parks
8. new paths to helicon, part 1
9. end