Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite Announces Memoir Spaceships Over Glasgow

Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite Announces Memoir Spaceships Over Glasgow

The book, subtitled Mogwai and Misspent Youth, documents the Scottish guitarist’s life as a music fan and post-rock legend

April 13, 2022

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Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite has announced a memoir. Spaceships Over Glasgow: Mogwai and Misspent Youth is out September 1 via White Rabbit. The book covers his time in Mogwai, his early love for bands like Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, and Jesus and Mary Chain, and his formative live encounters with Nirvana and the Cure. Its title is a lyrics from 2001’s “Take Me Somewhere Nice.”

“I am immensely proud to be working with White Rabbit on my first book Spaceships Over Glasgow,” Braithwaite said in a statement. “The process of researching it and writing it has been challenging but one that I’ve really enjoyed. It’s incredibly exciting to be able to share it with the world.” He added on Twitter that the book was about his “teenage idiocy, life in general, gigs and playing in Mogwai.”

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Updated: April 13, 2022 — 7:07 pm