Young team: Scottish post-rock band Mogwai sponsor primary school footballers

first_imgThe Glasgow band Mogwai, known for their deafening post-rock music, have become the shirt sponsors of a primary school football team in their home city.St Roch’s Primary and Deaf School in Roystonhill were the recipients of the kits, emblazoned with the band’s logo. “They look amazing! We can’t thank you enough,” the school tweeted to the band, whose member Stuart Braithwaite replied “So happy about this”. Scotland Topics Since you’re here… Experimental music Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Saint Roch’s Primary (@SaintRochsPS)Mr McDonald and The Young Team of St Roch’s Primary would like to thank @mogwaiband for sponsoring their new football strips! They look amazing! We can’t thank you enough 👍 pic.twitter.com/N5A6O1hoRCJanuary 22, 2018 Indie Pop and rock Share on Facebook news The band’s drummer Martin Bulloch told BBC Scotland that the school’s deputy head had suggested the sponsorship deal to him. “They were in some old kit and he was looking to get them some new stuff. He asked if we could help out. I emailed the rest of the boys and they were delighted to do so. There is nothing in the school budget for stuff like that so you can only imagine what they were kicking around in – old kit from years ago.”Mogwai have dabbled in football-related projects before, scoring the film documentary Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, which follows former French international Zinedine Zidane for an entire match. They have made four other soundtracks as well as nine studio albums – the most recent two reached the UK Top 10, and they played the biggest hometown concert of their career at Glasgow’s Hydro in December 2017.Other bands have meanwhile come to the aid of teams with sponsorship deals: in 1999, Fatboy Slim’s label Skint sponsored Brighton & Hove Albion when they languished in the third division, while other Scottish bands Biffy Clyro, Wet Wet Wet and the View have all previously sponsored kits. Share on Twitter Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Share on Pinterest Support The Guardian Mogwailast_img

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