Mogwai seem to be spending more time online, bleating on about this band and that band, than they are constructively promoting their forthcoming Mr Beast record. Oh, wait: this is promotion. Anyway, their regularly updated website currently contains the following tirade against a certain Blur and Gorillaz man. Why? Oh heck, why not...
"I can change the world with African Music. I can turn the colour blue into sound. I can have a band with crazy animated characters. I can kick box. I can turn George Bush into a nice man with mere words. I can actually fly. I can have another previous band with such differing styles for each and every album. I am a pearly queen when I want to be. I can write a gut wrenchingly beautiful broken heart ballad. I laugh in the face of ad hominem attack t shirts. I will try to get into theatre and musicals and I will probably succeed! I am London. I am Mali. I am Music itself. I am Damon. I am All Bran. I will prevail. You will suffer at my musical might and other numerous talents. I am Damon. I am Damon Suzuki. I am good at everything."
That was penned by Barry Burns. Stuart Braithwaite, meanwhile, has taken a wee pop at soon-to-be defunct fashioncore types Test Icicles:
"Test Icicles have split up because of 'The constant pressures of touring'! That is so ridiculous it doesn't even merit a snide sarcastic comment. Jesus, they've only been going for about three bloody weeks!!"