Mogwai announce the release of KIN: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; released on CD, vinyl and digitally on August 31st via Rock Action. The album is composed of tracks recorded by the band for the score of the forthcoming sci-fi/crime drama. KIN is directed by Jonathan and Josh Baker, starring Jack Reynor, Zoë Kravitz, Carrie Coon, James Franco & Dennis Quaid.

Mogwai have already released their sprawling track ‘Donuts’ and now release ‘We’re Not Done (End Title)’, the final track from their soundtrack.

Of the soundtrack, Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite says: “We were really excited to be asked to record the original score for Jonathan and Josh Baker’s debut movie KIN. It was amazing to do a project that was so different to anything we’ve done before and see how our music fits in a totally different environment to how it’s been used before. The music in the film is some of my favourite Mogwai has ever made and we can’t wait for people to hear it.”

KIN is Mogwai’s first feature film soundtrack, having previously composed scores for documentaries including Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, Before the Flood (co-written and performed with Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Gustavo Santaolalla) and Atomic, Living in Dread and Promise. The band also provided the soundtrack for the acclaimed Canal+ French TV series Les Revenants.

KIN, a pulse pounding crime thriller with a sci-fi twist, is the story of an unexpected hero destined for greatness. Chased by a vengeful criminal (James Franco) and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con (Jack Reynor) and his adopted teenage brother (Myles Truitt) are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.

This new soundtrack follows a huge year for the Scottish band, which included the release of their highest charting album to date in Every Country’s Sun, as well as their biggest ever headline show to date last December at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena. Mogwai have already played at this year’s Primavera Sound in Barcelona and tonight will perform at London’s Royal Festival Hall as part of Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival.

Mogwai’s KIN: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available August 31st via Rock Action and is available topre-order now.

Mogwai tour dates

  • Thu Jun 21 Meltdown Festival - Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
  • Sat Jun 23 Traumzeit Festival, Duisburg, GERMANY
  • Sat Jul 7 Roskilde Festival, DENMARK
  • Sun Jul 8 Alter Schlachthof, Dresden, GERMANY
  • Mon Jul 9 Sexto N’Plugged, Sesto Al Reghena, ITALY
  • Tue Jul 10 Cavea, Rome, ITALY
  • Wed Jul 11 Castello Visconteo, Pavia, ITALY
  • Fri Jul 13 Dour Festival, BELGIUM
  • Sat Jul 14 Latitude Festival, Southwold, UK
  • Sun Jul 15 Cactus Festival, Brugge, BELGIUM
  • Fri Jul 20 Les Vieilles Charrues Festival, Carhaix, FRANCE
  • Fri Jul 27 Artmania Festival, Sibiu, ROMANIA
  • Fri Aug 3 All Together Now Festival, Waterford, IRELAND
  • Sat Aug 18 Pstereo, Trondheim, NORWAY
  • Wed 22 Aug EIF-Leith Theatre, Edinburgh, UK
  • Thu 23 Aug EIF-Leith Theatre, Edinburgh, UK

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