Mogwai share new song 'Donuts' from the OST of upcoming sci-fi flick 'Kin'
Post-rock pioneers add to their eclectic repertoire with their first attempt at soundtracking a full-length feature film.
In addition to their expansive discography, post-rock legends Mogwai have done their fair share of soundtrack work over the years, from documentaries ('Atomic', 'Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait') to television shows ('Les Evenants'). They worked on the soundtrack for the Darren Aronofsky movie The Fountain alongside Clint Mansell and Kronos Quartet, but the Scottish post-rock group have never scored a movie entirely by themselves.
Until now, that is... Mogwai did the score for the upcoming sci-fi film 'Kin', starring James Franco, Zoë Kravitz, and Dennis Quaid.
Their first-ever feature film soundtrack, it follows the post-rock pioneers scoring work on documentaries 'Before the Flood' (alongside Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross) and 'Atomic', as well as the French TV series 'Les Revenants.'
In anticipation of Kin’s theatrical release on August 31 theatrical release, the Glasgow natives have shared a preview in 'Donuts'. Stretching out over six minutes, it has all the makings of the ideal Mogwai song — steadily building beats, flourishing crescendos and cathartic climaxes that leave you out of breath.
Hear it for yourself below, followed by a trailer for Kin:
'Kin' is set in a mysterious future and follows the story of a recently released ex-con and his younger brother, who go on the run from a vengeful criminal, defending themselves using a mysterious weapon that harbors an equally elusive background. It boasts an impressive cast including the likes of Zoe Kravitz, Dennis Quaid and James Franco, as well as production from Shawn Levy, who has been an executive producer on the first two seasons of Stranger Things.
Earlier this year, describing the band’s involvement with the OST of 'Kin', Mogwai frontman Stuart Braithwaite told NME: “It’s a different film for us. It’s sci-fi with a teenage guy leading the movie. There’s a lot of drama in it, so our music works pretty well with it.”