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Unearthed Review: Mog. Five stars

By johnboy - 1 March 2011 3

Mog

Today Unearthed Review is angsting up 80s style with Mog.

There are over 700 Canberra bands with tracks on the TripleJUnearthed website. In 2011 we’re going to explore them. (Previous reviews are available)

Today’s random selection is Mog who has this to say about himself:

Mog’s songs are evocative and edgy, featuring a unique blend of angst, humour and insight.

Mog has already had four TV placements this year – CSI: NY 6 May 2010 (US); Foxtel’s W Channel promo May 2010 onwards (Aust); E!’s SPINdustry 21 February 2010 (US); and MTV’s The Real World: DC 13 January 2010 (US). But perhaps more importantly, Mog is a Grand Prize Winner in the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest (US) and winner in the 100% Music Songwriting Contest (France). He was also a finalist winner in the US-based International Songwriting Competition, in both 2007 and 2008, and a semi-finalist in 2009, and was also a finalist in the 2010 Musicoz Awards (Aust). He also received finalist placings in the 2009 and 2008 Great American Song Contest (US), the 2009 (x2) 100% Music Songwriting Contest (France), the 2009 Mike Pinder’s Songwars Songwriting Competition (US), the 2008 Independent Singer-Songwriter Awards Song Contest (US) and the 2009 Australian Songwriters Association Song Contest – Top 10 (Aust).

Mog was also a Runner-Up in the UK-based We Are Listening 2008 Singer Songwriter Awards and received several semi-finalist placings in the 2008 and 2009 UK Songwriting Contest,

Mog has written over 60 songs and made several albums. His latest album “Nine” was released in July 09 – available on iTunes.

Plans? To write the best possible songs

Um, and he’s from Canberra? Well his unearthed profile says he is. As does his myspace.

And the music?

IT’S 1986 ALL OVER AGAIN BABY!

It’s the soundtrack to a John Hughes film goddamit!

Seriously, trot over to Unearthed (Mog has triple listed himself as Mog, Mog* and Mog**) and have a listen.

Then let the magic of YouTube timewarp you back to when Molly Ringwald was the most desired woman on the planet with the good old Psychadelic Furs:

I can’t get enough of this old school indie rock.

Five stars.

What’s Your opinion?


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3 Responses to
Unearthed Review: Mog. Five stars
Thumper 7:37 pm 09 Mar 11

It is good. Now, where in Canberra do you see this type of music?

Sadly, original venues are few and far between. The Phoenix has original music as does The Basement, Pot Belly, The Front, plus a few others.

far_northact 7:16 pm 09 Mar 11

It is good. Now, where in Canberra do you see this type of music?

Scratch2k 4:44 pm 09 Mar 11

You’re right, this is great, I’m off to find his album on iTunes! Nice find.

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