To celebrate the forthcoming release of their new album and an extensive European tour, Mogwai have printed up a special limited edition run of t-shirts, aimed at promoting in no uncertain term, their opinion of today's world leaders.
Currently available in limited numbers at their on-line store, and probably on merchandise stalls throughout the summer, are two garments emblazoned with the slogans:
Bush: is a Cunt
Blair: is a Pie
The items follow the printing of t-shirts in 1999 with the legend blur: are shite on them. Accordingly, this 'classic' has also been made available again.
The tops are bound to disappear faster than a Glastonbury ticket on ebay, so get your orders for this summer's essential festival wear in quickly.
For George, Tony, Blur and other bits of cotton, hit here
In slightly less bizarre 'gwai news, the band have officially announced the title of their album as 'Happy Music For Happy People', which is scheduled for a June 9th release through Chemikal Underground Records, the same day as Radiohead's ('stolen') 'Hail To The Thief'.
Catch the noisy varmits on the road accordingly:
18th - Thessaloniki, Mylos Cub (Greece)
19th - Athens, ARK Nr 6 (Greece)
3rd - Bergen, Bergen Music Festival TBA (Norway)
4th - Oslo, John Dee (Norway)
7th - Norwich, Waterfront - with Kling Klang
8th - Northampton, Soundhaus with Kling Klang
10th - Dublin, Village (Stuart's birthday)
12th - Cardiff, Uni with Kling Klang
13th - Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms with Kling Klang
14th - Brighton, Concorde 2 with Kling Klang
15th - Oxford, Zodiac with Kling Klang
16th - Leeds, Cockpit with Kling Klang 18th - Liverpool, Masque with Kling Klang
19th - Edinburgh, Queens Hall with Kling Klang
22nd - London, The Scala support TBA
25th - Barcelona, Primavera Festival Main Stage (Spain) with Sonic Youth
26th - Brussels, AB Box (Belgium)
27th - Cologne, Prime Club (Germany)
28th - Hamburg, Schlachthof (Germany)
29th - Amsterdam, Melkveg (Netherlands)
31st - Copenhagen, Pumpehuset (Denmark)
1st - Berlin, Maria (Germany) with James Orr Complex
2nd - Strasbourg, Laiterie (France) - with James Orr Complex
3rd - Lyon, Ninkasi (France) - with James Orr Complex
5th - Paris, Elysee Montmartre (France) - with James Orr Complex
6th - Nantes, Olympique (France) with James Orr Complex
22nd - Los Angeles, All Tomorrows Parties (USA)
27th - Glastonbury Festival Main Stage
27th Naeba, FujiRock White Stage (Japan)
BTW, can anyone tell DiS what 'Pie' means as an offensive term? Our Glaswegian slang is a bit rusty.